The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz

by | Aug 16, 2011 | Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews, inspirational fiction | 6 comments

Laura Frantz has proven her talents in yet another fabulously crafted historical romance. A sweeping tale of terrible loss,
unending determination, and love born through heartbreak, The Colonel’s Lady will take you on a journey through the anguish and treachery of war.

In the heart of Kentucky during the stirrings of the Revolutionary War, Roxanna Rowen finds herself orphaned, penniless, and left in the middle of
Kentucky territory  inside the solitary Fort Endeavor. Her father’s untimely death and the hostility of the surrounding Indians, leave her out of option – save one. Take her father’s place as scrivener for the notorious Colonel Cassius McLinn.

With God’s strength and her own determination, Roxanna takes on the brutality of war and the harsh frontier, but even a fort in the wilds of Kentucky territory may be nothing compared to the untamed heart of Cassius McLinn.

A wounded hero with a broken spirit but a will of iron, he commands both Indians and soldiers with a look, but is he in endanger of losing command of his own heart? Will the secret that binds his spirit wreck his chance to make a life with Roxanna, if they can survive the bloody threat outside the fort walls?

It is a beautiful journey of forgiveness and hope with magical interludes of romantic tension that are positively spellbinding.  Laura blends poetic rhythm and masterful detail to create a setting as real as a movie and characters that reach beyond the page to grip a reader’s heart. I was riveted, moved, and captured in the hands of a gifted storyteller.

Beautiful, Laura – absolutely beautiful.

Check out Laura’s other wonderful novels at her website at

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

Provided by Baker Publishing Group and gladly read & reviewed by me.


  1. Keli Gwyn

    I’m looking forward to reading The Colonel’s Lady. Laura is a gifted storyteller and a wonderful weaver of words. Her descriptions are full-bodied and her characters captivating. Can you tell I’m a Laura Frantz fan girl?

    • pepperbasham


  2. Laura Frantz

    Pepper and Keli, Oh, how you bless me! The review is stunningingly (is that a word?!) worded. You have a true gift for this. I felt like I was watching a movie reading it:) So happy the time was well spent with TCL. It was such a joy to write, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I miss those characters! I hope you both like this next book, the first in my new series. I turn it in Sept. 1. Bless you both in your own writing. Looking forward to hugging both of you in St. Lou!! Thanks so much for everything.

    • pepperbasham

      Without a doubt, it is MY pleasure!
      And I look forward to spending more time with you along with a big ole’ hug in St. Lou!!

      I’m sure whatever you write is going to be stellar. I look forward to the discovery


  3. Angi Griffis

    Oh Pepper, I’m right in the middle of reading “The Colonel’s Lady” right now, and loving every minute of it. Your review was beautiful. 🙂

  4. Susan Mason

    I am a big Laura fan, too. I’ll be looking in the conference bookstore for a copy to take home!

    Can’t wait to read it!!



  1. Conference Tips with Laura Frantz « Words Seasoned With Salt - [...] You can read my review of her most recent novel, The Colonel’s Lady, right here. [...]

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