Friday, September 25, 2015

The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

Title: The Mistress of Tall Acre
Author: Laura Frantz
Pages: 400
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Genre: Historical Romance (1783)
Publisher: Revell
Format: Paperback
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     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:

     An incredible heart touching historical romance!

     I connected with all three of the main characters from the very beginning. Sophie Menzies, General Seamus Ogilvy, and Lily Cate were so well written that I just wanted to see everything work out so that they could truly be a family and live a happily-ever-after fairy tale life. But this book is more about a realistic life than that.

     There were many heart-warming moments filled with love. There were also just as many heart-breaking moments. My emotions were on a virtual roller coaster throughout this book. At times my emotions were so caught up in the story that I felt like yelling at both, Seamus and Sophie, “Speak up. Tell _______ how you feel.” Much of the heart ache could have been avoided if they had only listened to me. It ended up being a story of learning how to let the past go so that they could move forward with their lives.

     I had never thought of what the political climate in America would have been like just after the revolutionary war. This book did a wonderful job of opening my eyes and my mind up to it. I knew that there had been many people living in the colonies that still believed in the British crown’s rule. I just hadn’t considered their situation after the war.

     This book is very well written and I have now found another author to put on my favorites list. I will be looking for more books by Laura Frantz to read. I am highly recommending this wonderful novel and giving it a rating of 5 stars.

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