Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Book Review - The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

Book Synopsis
There can be only one mistress of Tall Acre . . .
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--you will find it all in the rich pages of this newest novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz.

My Review

I love historical fiction, and enjoy books set during the early American years.  The setting of this book, just after the American Revolution, was very interesting, and the period details were perfect.

Both Sophie and Seamus were strong, kind characters, and I enjoyed watching their love story unfold.  Lily Cate, Seamus's daughter, is a charming addition to the story.

I enjoyed the twists and bit of mystery that this novel contained ... it made the read especially enjoyable.

This is my first read by Laura Frantz, but I enjoyed this book, and will certainly look for her novels again.  I recommend The Mistress of Tall Acre for fans of historical, inspirational fiction.  

About the Author
Laura Frantz is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel's Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.

I received this book from Revell Reads in exchange for an honest review.

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