Let me put it bluntly: I wish there was some way that I could be transported into one of Laura Frantz’ s novels. I would even put up with the corsets and lack of air-conditioning. Please, pretty please? Can I?
“The Colonel’s Lady” does not disappoint, whether you are a faithful Frantz reader or if this is the first of her novels to grace your bookshelf. Roxie, although a tad fickle, is a lovable heroine. At first glance, I was convinced that the great and powerful Colonel Cassius McLinn was a tad too overbearing and snobbish for her, but towards the end, I realized how wrong I was.
Living in central Kentucky myself, I find myself swept back into history through Frantz’s novels, to a time where daily life was much simpler, love was innocent and war was real, unkind and a reality. The stories she weaves, albeit pure fiction, brings about a deeper respect for my ancestors, my state and my country. What a sacrifice our forefathers made for us, all for the sake of freedom.
I really loved this book. Really, I did. My favorite of Frantz’s is “Courting Morrow Little”, but I would say this is a VERY close second.