Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Heart is Full: The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz ~ 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.

Ever read a book that all you want to do when you finish is go back to page 1 and start all over again? Ever read a book and want to savor every single word as it leaves the page and enters your heart? Ever read a book and never want it to end??

I can tally all of these qualities for Laura Frantz’s latest book and so much more that is impossible to include in a 200 word review.

When Colonel Cassius McLinn entered the scene, his troops weren’t the only ones jerking to attention. This hero commanded so much attention not only from his fellow characters, but from me as a reader. The beauty of Roxanna’s character and their romance together was enough to draw sparks and leave my heart racing. I can’t even document all the scenes that left me short of air.

Never in all the books have I read, have I come across an author who writes with more lyrical and beautiful quality than Laura Frantz. Every time I am charmed, blessed and left bereaving the end of another of her stories.

I sing the praises of this book and her previous two, they only get better!

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

**Available August 2011 from Revell, a division of Baker Publishers and your favorite bookstore**


  1. This is the second positive review I've read about this book. Gotta get it :)

  2. Casey, Your beautiful reveiw blesses me every time I see it. I can't thank you enough for crafting such thoughtful, caring words. Guess I'll just have to hug the daylights out of you in St. Lou! Praying His best for you today and always.

  3. Great review, Casey! I can't wait to read this novel :)

  4. SHERI, I haven't seen one negative review on this book. I have LOVED all three of Laura's books. They have yet to disappoint.

    LAURA, I can't WAIT for that moment. It thrills me more than words can say!

    BETH, you will love it! I did. :D

  5. LOVE your review, Casey! Very well said, my friend. I agree 100%! : )


  6. Thank you Michelle! So glad you're 'on board' not with Revell. Did you get the email for Julie's book?? ;-)

  7. I know what you mean, Casey. I felt that way after I'd read "Courting Morrow Little" so I'm sure it will happen again with this lovely book!

    Thanks for the review!

  8. Me, too, Casey! The Revell Blog tours are GREAT! I did sign up for Julie's. ;-)

  9. SUSAN, have you read The Frontiersman's Daughter yet? That one is still my very, very favorite. Though I've given all her books a well-deserved 5 stars. :)

    MICHELLE, I agree! Donna is amazing work with. And I did too. ;) I've got a mom pretty excited for this book too. Haunting. The. Mail. Box!!

  10. I meant to come back and comment on this post a few days ago - I reviewed TCL this weekend and I could not agree more with your post's title - it left my heart full to overflowing with emotion. I did not want to leave that world!


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