Title: The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz
Date Published: August 1, 2011
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.
It has been quite a while since I've read a historical romance novel. I have so many on my TBR (to-be-read) shelves and spent longer than I wanted trying to decide which historical book to read.
I picked "The Colonel's Lady" because I absolutely love the cover and the blurb sounded very interesting. (probably why I got the book to begin with). I've had this book on my TBR shelf for a few years. It was published in 2011, so who knows how long really.
I found this book to be quite epic and very patriotic! It put me in mind a bit of the movie "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson.
I absolutely adored the characters and the way the author wrote them. Cass was quite the hero but had many faults as did Roxie. I loved them anyway!
The novel was full of twists and turns and turncoats. It was also full of drama, suspense and treachery. All this is what made it such a good read. I especially like how the author created a battle of Biblical proportions and miracles.
With this book, I'll be ending out the year 2019 reading wise. I finished it just in time to make it my 26th book of the year and complete my (adjusted) Goodreads Challenge 2019. I wasn't sure I was going to make it, but I did :)
I'm excited to read where 2020 will take me!
Onto the next book!