Romance. Mystery. Spies. War. Family Feuds. The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz contains all of these issues within its’ 400 pages, and I loved every moment of this book. The book begins with Roxanna Rowan traveling to a fort in Kentucky to be reunited with her father, but upon her arrival she learns that her father was killed. As she waits out the winter in order to travel back home to Virginia she begins to learn more about Colonel Cassius McLinn as she replaces her father’s position as the Colonel’s scrivener. During this time, she begins to bond with many of the people in the Kentucky fort, including a young, motherless girl, the cook, and Colonel McLinn himself. Throughout the book, we see a mystery solved, battles being fought, and the relationship between Roxanna and Cassius facing many ups and downs.
I really enjoyed this book, and although it was long, it did not drag at all throughout any section of the book. I liked seeing the way Colonel McLinn dealt with everyday situations at the fort, as he was strong and tough with those under his command, but he also saw the importance of rewarding his soldiers for jobs well done. Roxanna’s strong faith was her best characteristic, and it was nice to see how her faith was able to revive Cassius’ faltering faith. I cannot wait to read more books by Laura Frantz, and I would recommend The Colonel’s Lady to anyone looking for an excellent historical romance.
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