"This third novel by Laura Frantz is a tour de force. Riveting plotline, dynamic characters, and flawless historical accuracy will vividly transport the reader to another time and place...Readers will be left at the edge of their seats for hours. Even though the novel is over four hundred pages, the reader is still left wanting more...quite an accomplishment for any author."
Frantz (The Frontiersman's Daughter) manages to neatly tie and untie a tough plot knot, and Roxie and Cass are both well-characterized. The message is Christian and redemptive, but it's not piled on with piety, and the romance is sensual enough within Christian fiction constraints. Frantz has also done her historical homework, building a setting that shows how the times were not easy...a satisfying and surprisingly subtle read.
From the Back Cover
Can love survive the secrets kept buried within a tormented heart?
Roxanna Rowan may be a genteel Virginia woman, but she is determined to brave the wilds of the untamed frontier to reach a remote Kentucky fort. Eager to reunite with her father, who serves under Colonel Cassius McLinn, Roxanna is devastated to find that her father has been killed on a campaign.
Penniless and out of options, Roxanna is forced to remain at the fort. As she spends more and more time with the fiery Colonel McLinn, the fort is abuzz with intrigue and innuendo. Can Roxanna truly know who the colonel is--and what he's done?
Immerse yourself in this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness set in the tumultuous world of the frontier in 1779.Praise for Laura Frantz's Writing
"Vivid and poetic. . . . You'll disappear into another place and time."--Jane Kirkpatrick, bestselling author of All Together in One Place
and A Flickering Light
"Laura Frantz portrays the wild beauty of frontier life, along with its dangers and hardships, in vivid detail."--Ann H. Gabhart, author of The Outsider
and The Seeker
"Frantz writes with an inherent beauty that graces every literary aspect of her story, from exquisite prose and intricate characterization to meticulous historical detail and striking emotional connections. [Her writing] sets the standard in historical faith fiction."--RelzReviews
credits her grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in the late eighteenth century and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides. Frantz is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter
and Courting Morrow Little
and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.