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.
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.