Friday, 25 December 2015

Book Review: The Mistress of Tall Acre

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From the Back:

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 Reflections:

A delightfully endearing historical romance by an author I am not well acquainted with, Laura Frantz. This novel had me from the beginning. The lovable characters, realistic setting and just enough history to satisfy everyone made this novel such a pleasure to read. Mrs. Frantz has the talent of building onto a story creating a multi dimensional plot that ensconces the reader.
I will certainly be on the look out for her books in the future.

The main characters Sophie and Seamus were so endearing  that you instantly fall in love with their plight and root for a favourable out come for all. Sophie having just lost her mother, and only source of security finds herself in dire straights. When an opportunity to solve two peoples problems presents itself, things take a turn for the worst. A marriage of convenience gone horribly wrong...
Sophie must make hard decisions and she is not the only one she must think of. Her choices reflect her strong upright character and moral regard. I found myself thinking that this is one character I would admire if she were my friend!

All in all I will definitely be flagging this author's name and waiting with baited breath for her next novel!
A fine book to start the new year's reading list off strong!

received this book free of charge in return for my honest review from Graf-Martin Communications. Thank you Graf-Martin!


  1. Laura Frantz

    Laura Frantz

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