Last Sunday morning, I finally picked up The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz. You see my review was due this week and I hadn’t started it yet. I finished it that afternoon. Have you ever read one of those books that was so consuming you ignored everyone to read it?

The Colonel’s Lady was one of those. I read it up until we went to church, on the way home, on the drive to grandma’s, during most of the time we were AT grandma’s and all the way to my MIL’s. No, I’m not normally that rude but I was soooo engrossed that I couldn’t put it down!

The story is about a young lady who ventures from Virginia to a military Fort in Kentucky to see her father. Roxanne’s mother and sister have passed and he doesn’t know she is coming. She arrives at the Fort only to discover that her father was just killed. Because of the Revolutionary War & the winter, she is stuck until spring.

The colonel, a well-bred Irishman, is a strict disciplinarian and can be downright cruel to his men. However, Roxanne, has earned herself a place in the Fort by cooking like an angel and having been taught by her father to take dictation. Living and working in such close quarters with such a handsome man, sparks are bound to fly no matter how frequently they are tampered down or ignored!

I think that Laura Frantz did a great job with this book. I like that she explained right up front that she took some historical liberties. The insight into daily life at the Fort in the frontier as well as the information about the Revolutionary War were vividly described. I felt like I was there. I also enjoyed the passion between Roxanne and the colonel and that the passion stayed PG.

Anyway, The Colonel’s Lady was a very enjoyable book that I devoured from cover to cover. I recommend his to anyone who enjoys historical romances, the Revolutionary War time period or just plain likes a passionate yet clean romance.

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



Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book for review!

5 Comments on The Colonel’s Lady {Book Review}

  1. Jenny
    21 August 2011 at 2:31 PM (8 years ago)

    I love historical romances!

    I too find that some books just enthral me to the point where hours pass without me realising. Suddenly it is the middle of the night! It tends to be Georgette Heyer books that do that!

    I especially love historical novels that have information on day to day life in that time.
    Jenny┬┤s last blog post ..Lemon Cake.


  2. Laura Frantz
    16 August 2011 at 11:20 PM (8 years ago)

    Jen, Your beautiful review sure blesses me! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed Roxie and Cass’s story:) You have a way with words yourself. Thanks so much for being my reader!


    jen Reply:

    Thanks so much for visiting! I’m glad you liked my review — I sure enjoyed the book :).


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