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!