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 thoughts and giveaway:
Okay, I have never read anything by Laura before but I have heard great things about her. When I first started this book I wasn’t feeling it and I don’t know why. But around page one hundred I realized I was hooked and couldn’t wait to get back to the story.
This book is so wonderfully written. I can’t even put my finger on what exactly made it so good. The story is engaging, the characters very likeable, especially sweet Lily Cate.
I think the dialogue surprised me most of all. The things the characters said sometimes was so raw my heart ached and I loved that they had the courage to say it!
With each chapter the tension and questions get upped until you are left wondering how things could ever work out.
Laura Frantz is definitely a talented author and I can’t wait to read more of her work.
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