In 1779, when genteel Virginia spinster Roxanna Rowan arrives at the Kentucky fort commanded by Colonel Cassius McLinn, she finds that her officer father has died. Penniless and destitute, Roxanna is forced to take her father's place as scrivener. Before long, it's clear that the colonel himself is attracted to her. But she soon realizes the colonel has grave secrets of his own--some of which have to do with her father's sudden death.
Can she ever truly love him?
With resplendent imagery, striking characterisation and eloquent storytelling, Laura Frantz transports readers into eighteenth century frontier Kentucky in the midst of the Revolutionary War with her latest novel. Laura tenderly unveils an unexpected attraction between the imposing Colonel and a gentle yet resilient women resigned to spinsterhood. Their blossoming attraction is tempered by Cass' secret pain and Roxie's self doubt and just when they begin to overcome the fears that haunt them their tenuous romance is shattered, enabling Laura to run the gamut of human emotion. Chronicling the harsh environment of a military outpost, from the austere conditions to the soldiers' hopes and dreams, showcases Laura's commitment to historical accuracy and makes for fascinating reading. Evocative, poignant and joyous, The Colonel's Lady is a story to savour again and again.
With thanks to Revell for my review copy
Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
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