Book Review: “The Mistress of Tall Acre” by Laura Frantz

September 28, 2015 at 11:47 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Laura Frantz in her new book, “mistress tall acre book coverThe Mistress of Tall Acre” published by Revell brings us into the life of Sophie Menzies.

From the back cover:  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 closest 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 and 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 point of breaking. 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.

You really believe that there is a Tall Acre in Roan County, Virginia that is how good a writer Laura Frantz is. And the story takes place in 1783 right after the end of The American Revolution. I think that this is the perfect setting and time period to tell a wonderful story. “The Mistress of Tall Acre” is all about family. The General is suffering from the loss of his wife and his inability to raise his daughter properly alone. So he makes an offer of convenience to Sophie who accepts because she happens to love the both of them. Then another woman comes to Tall Acre with a desire to stay. Now it begins as the General and Sophie have to figure out how to make their romance work. The General and Sophie are such interesting characters and the story draws you deep into their romance.  In “The Mistress of Tall Acre”  Ms. Frantz has woven in history, romance and grand adventure all in one story. I was sorry when I finished this book I enjoyed it so much however I am looking forward to more from this highly talented author.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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