Some stuff…and my review of The Colonel’s Lady!

This is the sign inside our
favorite place to eat, The Flying Fish.
  I laugh every time I see it!
You can see why this is my
kind of establishment! 
So Saturday night, to end my birthday week, DH took me downtown to eat at our favorite place, but when I got there…SURPRISE! He’d been sneaky and invited our friends who made a fun spectacle of me! We ate lots of seafood and birthday cake.   


I’ve been blogging an entire year since last October! Truth is I wasn’t sure I’d even like blogging. “What would I say?”  “Do people really read blogs?” “What if no one likes me?” Turns out, I find all kinds of stuff to say whether it’s important or not, people do read blogs, and I’ve made some lifelong friends because of it! I love y’all! I appreciate you taking time to stop by and read whatever it is I’m writing about and then taking more time to actually comment! You’ve made it so much fun! And for you lurkers, keep lurking. I hope you laugh at times, are ministered to at others, and keep coming back. If you don’t like leaving comments, send me a private email! I’d love to know you’re hanging around. 🙂  

NOW…. A review of….

THE COLONEL’S LADY by Laura Frantz

In the last six months, I’ve just begun branching out of my normal genres of reading. I’ve only read a handful of historical romances. Most of them I’ve liked, but NOT The Colonel’s Lady.

I LOVED The Colonel’s Lady.

Laura Frantz grabbed me from the first page with a heroine who was fragile, yet strong. Naive, yet intelligent and I fell in love with her instantly.

Her hero, Colonel McLinn, well… sigh, dream, wow! Interesting thing about Colonel McLinn; he’s a red head. You don’t see that often with heroes. An Irish tall drink of water with red hair.

The tension between the two was superbly written, the angst for them to be together at an all time high and the twists, fun and delightful…and surprising!

The soft themes of forgiveness and trust blanketed each page in a way that was far from preachy. 

I sighed, swooned, and at the very end…in the words of Casey Herringshaw at her goodreads review “I couldn’t write this book review right after closing the final page of “The Colonel’s Lady”. Why? My heart was too full.” 

I lived at the Fort in Kentucky and near and in the stone house for days after reading this book. 

A romance to read. A book to keep. An author to follow.

My rating: 5 perfect stars

author, Laura  Frantz

Here’s a peek at The Colonel’s Lady
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 realized the colonel has grave secrets of his own–some of which have to do with her father’s sudden death. Can she ever truly love him? 

Unrelated to the post, what is your favorite fall candle scent? I just bought Yankee Candle scents: Farmer’s Market & Pomegranate Cider!

15 thoughts on “Some stuff…and my review of The Colonel’s Lady!

  1. I'm putting this on my TBR list…as an immigrant to Kentucky, I think I need to read more historicals set here. Yeah, that's my reason!

  2. I love your blog because you are funny and real:))
    I don't use candles but if I did it would probably be apple pie flavorfor the fall.

  3. I left a comment a minute ago, but blogger deleted it. Let me try again.

    I'm definitely putting this book on my TBR list. 🙂 Great review!

    Happy Birthday! I'm so sorry that I missed it. We need to catch up on IM. I'm feeling lost. 🙂 heehee

    Love the sign in that restaurant. There was a sign in the barbershop where my mom used to take my brothers for their haircuts that read, "Please keep your children with you at all times. All unattended children will be sold as slaves."

    Yeah, yours is much nicer. But Texas is the Wild West and down there, we mean business. What can I say?

  4. I want no spoilers so I'm not reading too much of your review. I love Laura's books and can't wait to dig into this one. Just got to get through my own edits first!

    I love that sign in the Flying Fish (we don't have that chain here, I don't think). Happy belated birthday, Jessica!

    And Happy Blog Anniversary. Keep the posts coming, you always make me smile and often giggle, too!

  5. I'm so glad you decided to blog because otherwise, I may not have met you! You are a joy to me.

    The Colonial's Lady is on my TBR list after reading the review on someone else's blog.

    Favorite candle scent–hazelnut. A close friend makes her own candles and keeps my candle cupboard fully stocked.

  6. So glad you've kept at it! I swear, the people you connect w/ while blogging makes the whole deal.

    And Laura is such a treasure to meet in person. So genuine!
    ~ Wendy

  7. So glad you started blogging! I love that sign. 🙂

    Happy Birthday Month.

  8. I read The Colonel's Lady and loved it! Laura's writing style is beautiful and her character's step right out of the past.

    Love your blog! I thought you had been blogging for years. Congrats on the one year mark, and once again, Happy Birthday.

    I have 2 Yankee Candles in my house now – Harvest and Autumn Wreath.

  9. Very good review but what I really love is the sign at the resturant. Perfect!

  10. This books is simply one of the best!!

    And I'm honored you mentioned that line from my review, thank you so much! I would do just about anything for Laura. She is simply wonderful. :-))

  11. Happy Birthday, Jessica!

    I love that sign in the window. : )

  12. Thanks for the review, Jess. I bought 2 candles from Bath and Body Works that I LOVE- one is called Marshmallow Fireside and the other is Cranberry Woods. I like the crisp, clean, woodsy fall scents.

  13. I love the kid sign too. And I would have never guessed you had only been blogging a year! Your blog is very professional and fun and I love it!

  14. Hey, everyone! Sorry I'm late joining the party. I had a doctor's appt today and you know how that goes. Appt. at 12, you get in at 4 and out at midnight. 🙂

    I love the fall scents you're sharing and that sign is a hoot! If you're ever in Memphis let's have seafood at The Flying Fish!

  15. I didn't think my red-headed hero was my type at first, either. But those gingers grow on you!

    I just bought a new fall candle – NOT from Yankee, but Walmart – pumpkin spice something-or-other. I love those kinds of scents!


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