The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general’s past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre?
Triumph and tragedy, loyalty and betrayal–readers find it all in the rich pages of this newest historical novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz. Her careful historical details immerse the reader in the story world, and her emotional writing and finely tuned characters never cease to enchant fans both old and new
**I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
I have long been a fan of Laura Frantz’s book, and this one is just as wonderfully written as all the ones that have come before it.
I quickly found myself adoring all of these characters. Sophie, whose life is merely the tatters of what once was before the war. Seamus is struggling to create a bond with a daughter that he has not seen since the day of her birth. And Lily Cate, a young girl with a world that seems to be continuously upended (but she is perhaps the star of this novel and one of my favorite characters to date! She is just so charming and adorable that it can’t be helped!).
And oh, the storyline. From the first pages of this story, you know something is going to happen, and when it does it will be big. There is a tension that has wrapped itself around each word and phrase. It drives the story onward, and when you read it, you won’t be disappointed. But this story has such an overall flow to it. Each problem raises the stakes a bit more than the last. I found myself reading it faster and faster and needing to know how everything would end.
All in all, I found this book a wonderful read. If you are a fan of Laura’s previous novels or other books related to the period around or just following the Revolutionary War, this book will be a real treat.
“‘They lived happily ever after’ is the stuff of fairy tales.”
-Sophie, The Mistress of Tall Acre
About the Author:
Laura Frantz is the aurhot of The Fronteirsman’s Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel’s Lady, and the Ballentyne Legacy Series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of the Kentucky Woods.
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