Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

From the publisher: 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._________________________

This is a time period I haven’t read a lot about, after the American Revolutionary and all the tensions of Patriots and Torys and what happened to each.  Laura Frantz really brought out historical details that I had never heard of.  From the big picture of post-American Revolution, to small details like the drinks form Scotland, or a buck and what is was for and from.  I loved each detail in this story.  It enriched my knowledge and enjoyment of the story.

All the praise you have ever heard for this author is true.  You will be amazed at her writing and the way you are drawn into the characters and time period.  Your emotions are with each character and you desire to know what will happen.  The spiritual aspect of the book is gently woven in.  The romantic aspects are steady and rich as the characters themselves. 

I received this book from the publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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