The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz
I always look forward to a new Laura Frantz novel. Ever since I read Courting Morrow Little, I’ve been hooked on her books. When I heard about The Mistress of Tall Acre, I was excited for the chance to read it, as Laura talks about this book on social media as the book of her heart. How can you not read a book after seeing her passion for it?
As always, Laura’s lyrical writing gently pulls the reader along for a beautiful story. My favorite character has to be Lily Cate, Seamus’ daughter. Watching Seamus come back from war to his young daughter and trying to get to know her was precious. He has to gain her trust and her love, and their relationship was so touching throughout the book.
If you love Lori Benton or Joanne Bischof, you’ll enjoy Laura Frantz’s novels, so go check this one out!
*I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.