The Soldier’s Lady: 4 Stories of Frontier Adventures

Title: The Soldier’s Lady: 4 Stories of Frontier Adventures

Authors: Susanne Dietze, Janette Foreman, Gabrielle Meyer, Lorna Seilstad

Publisher: Barbour

Available: Wherever books are sold


Join four adventurous women making their home at Old West forts. Faced with daily challenges—and stubborn men—they bring civility to the frontier.
The Colonel’s Daughter by Gabrielle Meyer
Minnesota, 1828—Fort Snelling
Major Nathaniel Ward is tasked with guarding his commanding officer’s daughter, Ally Benson, from the amorous soldiers at Fort Snelling, but he finds the hardest person to keep in line is himself.
Frontier of Her Heart by Susanne Dietze
California, 1854—Fort Humboldt
All is fair in love and war, but the contest of wills between fort cook Emily Sweet and Assistant Surgeon Boyd Braxton is all about pride, not romance. . .until they must work together to stop an epidemic.
Save the Last Word for Me by Lorna Seilstad
Kansas, 1864—Fort Riley
Determined schoolteacher Adelina Dante believes every man, woman, and child deserves the chance to read and write, but when she approaches Colonel Isaac Scott about why he should allow his illiterate soldiers to attend special classes, she’s the one who gets educated in matters of the heart.
Forever Fort Garland by Janette Foreman
Colorado, 1879—Fort Garland
Annie Moreau arrives at Fort Garland to marry her soldier pen pal, Martin, but encounters two surprises—Martin has died in battle and she’s been corresponding with dashing Captain Jefferson Gray all along.

Positive Elements:

A sister will do everything she can to provide for her brother; characters are willing to sacrifice their livelihoods and dreams for others.

Negative Elements:


Spiritual Elements:

Characters discuss God’s power and majesty; the Bible is mentioned and quoted; characters reference God; characters pray.


It is mentioned a character was accosted; minor characters are killed; a character is almost kidnapped; Indian raids are mentioned.


Characters kiss.


5 Stars.


This collection is fun, sweet, and filled with humor and relatable characters. The way Emily in Frontier of Her Heart was determined to provide for her younger brother is touching, and Nathaniel’s (The Colonel’s Daughter) attempts to survive Colonel Branson’s wife and older daughters is hilarious. If you’re looking for a collection of sweet historical novellas set on the frontier, consider The Soldier’s Lady.

*I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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