Friday, September 11, 2015

The Mistress of Tall Acre Review- It's a Must Read!


 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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Yep, Laura Frantz has done it again. You know I'm reading one of her books when I'm up until one in the morning flipping pages and wishing the book would never end. 
I haven't read a book by Laura that I haven't loved and this one is no exception. I LOVE the setting in Virginia, and that a lot of the book is during the winter (it makes it cozy!). I love this time period around the Revolutionary War and this book is mainly about what happens afterward. After the pain and loss and hunger, what happens next? How are lives rebuilt? This book explores what happens next and includes the life of the General's daughter who is six. Her father has been away at war and now he is home to care for her but they no so little about each other. I loved reading about this relationship. Sophie's character is my favorite because of her faith in God and how it shows throughout the book. When things go from bad to worse, she stands strong and reads her Bible and prays honest prayers.
The romance, mystery, and suspense are all wound into this delightful tale that you won't want to miss!

"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."

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