Review: The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

The Mistress of Tall AcreI 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.


The Mistress of Tall AcreThe 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.


Laura Frantz

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.

You can connect with Laura on her website, Facebook, and Pinterest.

To purchase your own copy of this book, please click on the book cover: The Mistress of Tall Acre


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

  1. Brittany, I’m so honored to be here with you and celebrate your gracious review for the tenants of Tall Acre. THANK YOU for your beautiful review ministry and heart for my books and for HIM. You make the book buzz so very worthwhile!

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