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.
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Mistress of tall acres
A peak into the life of soldiers and officers during the Revolutionary War. We forget how poor their clothes and foods were compared to what we have now. The inclusion of herbs and plants used for coughs and fevers also tells how each family worked to stay healthy.
Mistress of Tall Acre
One of my favorite authors because she writes about the realities of the struggles of life, and also brings to light how amidst those harsh realities come the ultimate joys that occur because of sweet relationships with people the Lord brings to her characters lives.
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 received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.