Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blog Tour: The Colonel's Lady (Review)

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?

What I Thought
This book kept my attention from start to finish. Through the eyes of Roxanna Rowan, Laura Frantz takes the reader back into the frontiers land of Kentucky, to see what life was like at a military fort and more.

Frantz also explores the secrets that her main characters carry - their personal hurts - and how those secrets continue to deeply impact their lives.

I thought the sub plot - McLinn's struggle with his twin brother - helped provide a strong twist to the plot, and truly drove the novel.

A bit deeper than a "beach" novel, The Colonel's Lady will be a good book to curl up with, in front of a fire. It's historical depth will make a reader think, long after they finish the last page.

About The Author 
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.

Online Resources
Read an excerpt from The Colonel's Lady
Buy The Colonel's Lady at Amazon
Read my previous review of Laura Frantz's Courting Morrow Little
Read more about Laura Frantz at her blog
Watch a book trailer about the book

About Revell, The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit 

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

1 comment:

  1. Kaylea, Thanks so much for your great review and for taking time for Roxanna's story. I feel blessed and think Revell is very fortunate to have your on tour. Loved reading your insights here. Bless you as you read! You have a wonderful blog:)


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