Friday, February 24, 2012

The Colonel's Lady

Sometime ago, I told Laura Franz I would read one of her books. It seemed there were other books that got in the way. That's the way it usually is. Someone will want me to read their book, and what I want to read will be put on the back burner.

When I received my Kindle for Christmas, I looked on Amazon and saw The Colonel's Lady. I grabbed it in a hurry. I do not regret purchasing it. It's set in Kentucky, where Laura is originally from. Kentucky is now my adopted state. I love living here.

It's set in the Kentucky Territory in 1779. Roxanna Rowan is traveling by boat to a wilderness outpost where her father is stationed. There are Indian attacks, battles with the British, spies, and a lot of difficulties. I loved the time setting. That is not the most popular time to write about, but Laura makes it come to life.

There was a lot of research in writing this book. It shows through in the detail of the story. I've found writing in that era to be more difficult, than in a later time period. I still love to learn about it. Here's a clip and a picture, if I can get it all on. This is a good book.

Product Details     In 1779, when genteel Virginia spinster Roxanna Rowan arrives at the Kentucky fort commanded by Colonel Cassius McLinn, she finds that her officer father has died. Penniless and destitute, Roxanna is forced to take her father's place as scrivener. Before long, it's clear that the colonel himself is attracted to her. But she soon realizes the colonel has grave secrets of his own--some of which have to do with her father's sudden death. Can she ever truly love him?

Readers will be enchanted by this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness from reader favorite Laura Frantz. Her solid research and deft writing immerse readers in the world of the early frontier while her realistic characters become intimate friends.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Have a good day reading.


  1. Katt, Bless you so much! I'm really touched by your beautiful review and the thought you put behind it. And if I'm reading correctly, you are living in my state ~ only I'm currently elsewhere:) So happy you're happy to be a Kentuckian!

    The 18th-century is more difficult to write about like you said. It's also not as popular as books set in the 19th-century for some reason. I'm leaving Kentucky in my upcoming series and settling in Pennsylvania for a new series. Hope/pray you enjoy those if you get a chance to read them.

    Bless you for your post here. It sure blesses me.

    1. I loved the setting in the story. I thought it might be in Eastern or Middle Kentucky. Since I'm for East Tennessee originally, it hit home to me. I'm going to have to get more of your books. Have a wonderful day.