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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Revell Review-The Colonels Lady By Laura Frantz

Good morning everyone!! I know it's been a few days since a review but there's been a slight break in the amount of books I've received for review with the Holidays so I've resorted to reviewing my Christmas presents. ;)

*About the Author*

I was born and raised in Kentucky, living first in Ashland, Mammoth Cave, Bowling Green, and then Lexington. But my heart has always been in Berea, Madison County, the place my family has resided since the 18th-century. I came to know Christ there at the age of 12, was baptized, and spent my childhood roaming through the woods and swimming in the rivers of my books.
My earliest memories are of the public library, standing in front of shelves filled with those little biographies of famous historical figures like Daniel Boone and George Washington and Sacajawea. I began scribbling stories at age 7 and thankfully never stopped. My passion then and now is history and all the wonders of past centuries.
I attended college at Denison University in Ohio and also in England, living in a manor/castle and studying the American Revolution from the British perspective. Shakespeare and 18th-century literature form the backbone of my English degree. Strangely enough, I only took one creative writing class.
It was never a desire of mine to be published. I simply love to write for the sheer joy of writing – and that was enough. But as Proverbs 16:9 says, “The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
I hope my books bless you.

*Book Description*

Roxanna Rowan no longer has any patience to wait for her dear father to return to her as he fights as a Patriot in the war. Determined, Roxanna sets out...only to find that her dear father has been killed. Now, with no money and no safe way to get home, Roxanna sets to work and agrees to stay until spring. When handsome Colonel Cassius McLinn arrives on his white steed, coattails flying, the heart of the Virginian Spinster soars along with it. When Roxanna begins to fall for a soldier, something she promised her mother she would not do, will his secret rip them apart? And when danger is just on the border, will the British prevail over them? Will anyone be safe, will Cass? And what of the secret of dear little Abby?

Colonel Cass McLinn feels dread, attraction and a million other things every time he looks at his dear friend's sweet Roxie. With growing respect and admiration for his new found scrivener, Cass does his best to keep his feelings under wraps. Unfortunately, to his undoing Roxie's feelings are similar and frightening to her. Trying to comfort the sweet young woman, keep himself in control, and worry about attacks, Cass is overwhelmed. Then when there's a chance that lives are lost, what will they do to protect one another? Will they live to see another day? Together? 

*What I liked*

I love this book for many reasons but the first is the setting. I've read so few books set in the Revolutionary war time period (actually this was a first!) that it made it so worth it to read the history in this one. The cover was fabulous and don't get me started on the descriptions. Normally, I'm not too enthralled with red haired characters but Cass...he really had me. My favorite part was the nicknames. Not one but TWO nicknames, girl and guy nicknames!!! LOVE!!

*What I didn't like*

 I didn't like the ending...don't get me wrong, I loved it but it was sooo sad when I reached the last page!! My sole issue with stand alone novels. ;) 

*My Rating*

I give The Colonels Lady... 5 stars!!

*My Overall Opinion*

My overall opinion on The Colonels Lady is five stars. I find it to be a wonderful book with faith, heroism, strength, and so many wonderful values in it without surrendering any passion or romance anyone may be worrying about. Into my favorites it goes!

 *Where to buy it*

Thanks so much for stopping by..oh and some very exciting news: Laura Frantz's newest book comes out in September 2015 so be sure to read up on her other books and don't miss her latest, Love's Fortune!

Happy Reading,


  1. Nicki! You have a wonderful way with words! Love that you include what you like and didn't like ~ but oh boy, am I glad you just didn't like coming to the end! You had me there ;) Glad that redheaded hero won you over, too. You're a dream of a reader and I thank the Lord for your Christlike heart and the time and care you took to craft such a beautiful review. Bless you so much. You have a beautiful site here!

  2. Nice review, Nicki! The descriptions in this one were lovely, and yeah, I liked Cass too, hee hee. :-)

  3. Beautiful review Nicki!!! You are so gifted with words and give wonderful descriptions! Very helpful and inspiring!!!



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