Laura Frantz has done it again. The Colonel’s Lady is a wonderful novel that sweeps the reader back in time to 1779 on the Kentucky frontier.
When Roxanna Rowan arrives at Fort Endeavor in the Kentucke (as it used to be spelled) wilderness, she expects to reunite with her father. Once there, she learns her father has been killed. Penniless, she has no choice but to stay in the crowded fort until she can find a way to travel back to her former home in Virginia. The fort’s commander, Colonel Cassius McLinn, is a fiery-tempered Irishman with a past shrouded in mystery.
Against the backdrop of Redcoat and Indian danger, Roxanna and Colonel McLinn are also in danger of losing their hearts to one another. With skillful storytelling, Frantz keeps the reader guessing as to the outcome until the last pages.
The Colonel’s Lady is a novel for both history and romance lovers to savor. I give it two thumbs up!