I have a new book to add to my all-time favorites list! The Mistress of Tall Acre pulled me back in time, and into the hearts and lives of Sophie Menzies and Seamus Ogilvy. This is one of those stories that, even after I finished reading it, stayed with me. I can’t stop thinking about these deep and complex characters.
Seamus Ogilvy is wounded not only physically, but emotionally, as well. He struggles to understand how to be a father to a young daughter who fears him. He must reconcile the loss of a wife and the reality that his marriage was not all that he had hoped it would be. And he must brave new and uncertain feelings regarding Sophie Menzies.
I really liked both Seamus and Sophie. The author is very adept at making the reader truly feel the emotions of the characters and not simply just read about them. My heart hurt for Sophie and the love she carried for both Seamus and his daughter. The amazing emotional journey that all of these characters take from start to finish in this novel made for a story that I did not want to end. It is packed with romance, drama, and uncertainty. I highly recommend it for fans of historical fiction. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Laura Frantz is a Christy Award finalist and the author of several books, including The Frontiersman’s Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel’s Lady, and the Ballantyne Legacy series. She lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.