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The Colonel’s Lady – Laura Frantz

Title: The Colonel’s Lady

Author: Laura Frantz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Roxanna Rowan is on her way to surprise her father at a Kentucky fort during the Revolutionary War. But her boat is attacked and her possessions gone on her way there. On top of that, Roxanna learns that her father was killed on a campaign days before she arrived. Now without any family or money, she’s asked to stay at the fort as a scrivener for the fort’s colonel. Roxanna reluctantly accepts. Soon she learns of a spy at the fort, but who is it? There is also the threat of attack from Native Americans and the British. Can Roxanna survive at the fort? Or will she ever escape it? Will the spy be found out? Or will he bring ruin to everyone at the fort?

Rating: 3.5 – a good historical fiction

Opinion: This was a good book. I enjoyed learning more about the frontier life during the Revolutionary War. I didn’t know that the Kentucky wilderness was a part of the colonies. I’d always thought the colonies stopped at the Appalachian Mountains. This was a different kind of sappy romance. It made me want to smack one of the characters because they didn’t want to admit their feelings for another character. While I like this style, it was a little annoying how long it for them to admit their feelings. One of the other things that kind of annoyed me was that it took a while to get an explanation of how or why Roxanna got to the fort. Overall this was a cute story and I enjoyed it. I really enjoyed the history and slight mystery. This is a good book for anyone who loves historical fiction.

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