Revell Blog Tour Review: The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz

Posted 20 August, 2011 by Molly in Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Title:The Colonel’s Lady
Author:Laura Frantz
Publisher:Revell Books
Release Date:August 1, 2011
Pages:408
Source: Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group|My FTC Disclaimer
Purchase:Amazon|Barnes And Noble|Christianbook.com|Deepershopping.com
Rating:5 Books

Synopsis:
Can love survive the secrets kept buried within a tormented heart?

Roxanna Rowan may be a genteel Virginia woman, but she is determined to brave the wilds of the untamed frontier to reach a remote Kentucky fort. Eager to reunite with her father, who serves under Colonel Cassius McLinn, Roxanna is devastated to find that her father has been killed on a campaign.

Penniless and out of options, Roxanna is forced to remain at the fort. As she spends more and more time with the fiery Colonel McLinn, the fort is abuzz with intrigue and innuendo. Can Roxanna truly know who the colonel is–and what he’s done?

Immerse yourself in this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness set in the tumultuous world of the frontier in 1779.

Author Bio:
Laura Frantz credits her grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz’s family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in the late eighteenth century and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman’s Daughter and Courting Morrow Little and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.

My Review:
Laura Frantz is an author who weaves together stories of full of history, mystery and God’s loving grace. Having read her previous novel, Courting Morrow Little, I knew that I would be a fan for life. I was right! I dove at the chance to review this newest novel by this fabulous lady, and was instantly captured into the whirlwind of fun.

The Colonel’s Lady is beyond breathtaking. The exquisite detail that Frantz put forth in this new novel, is absolutely stunning. I could instantly feel myself become a part of another place in history, among the colonial period. One of my fascinations is with Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and while this isn’t in Virginia, this novel surely made me feel a part of that colonial atmosphere.

Roxanna and Cassius are two incredibly chiseled characters. I fell in love with both of them instantly, as Roxanna, taking her father’s place after he was killed , and Cassius, who was made to promise Roxanna’s father, as a dying wish, that he would care for Roxanna and protect her. Both of these tender characters experienced a heart ache, and were scared to move forward. And one of them harbors a secret so deep, that it could forever change the other’s life.

With those amazing characters, and those heartaches and secrets, Laura Frantz brings to light the amazing power of God’s redeeming, and unending love. Only through Him can lives be changed and strengthened. Added to that is all the historical aspects, and the romance, making this by far, the best 5-Book worthy Christian fiction Historical novel that I’ve read so far this year. I highly recommend it to all who love a wonderfully written, inspiring and engaging novel. I can’t wait for the next Laura Frantz novel!

~Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.~

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