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Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz

 Colonel's Lady, The: A Novel
 Colonel's Lady, The: A Novel 

 From the publisher:

To the trail-weary and frightened women, Fort Endeavor seemed unwelcoming at first, but Roxanna Rowan  knew they needed to get to safety as quickly as possible in The Colonel’s Lady (ISBN: 978-0-8007-3341-4, $14.99, 416 pages, August 2011) by bestselling author Laura Frantz. Deep within the Kentucky Territory, Fort Endeavor could provide a new life for genteel spinster Roxanna as long as she was with her father.   She had to find him in the mass of all these soldiers. But where was he? 

Shortly after arriving at the Kentucky fort commanded by Colonel Cassius McLinn, the Colonel tells Roxanna that her officer father has died. Penniless and destitute, Roxanna accepts the Scrivener position once held by her father.  Before long, Roxanna discovers secrets that her father uncovered shortly before his death. Who could she trust with this discovery that she found in her father’s Scrivener desk? Could she trust the Colonel? Was his attraction to her real or was he hiding his own secrets including her father’s death? Roxanna needed answers that only the Colonel could provide. 
My Review:

This is one of those books that kept my interest.  Being that my hubby is from Kentucky, it was nice to learn some of the history behind the great state.

Most of the characters in the book warmed my heart.  It gave me a greater appreciation for the frontier life.  This is one of those books that gives you insight to our forefathers, who braved the hard conditions of life. 
 I love when a novel has a great ending but not in the way I thought it was going to happen. However, I did feel the author could have made this book into a series.  It seemed part of the story was still missing at the end.

As a Christian novel, I just didn't see it.  But, it still was a great story that provoked good works.  Due to some of the adult nature - I would be careful of little eyes reading it.

Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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

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