"The Mistress of Tall Acre," by Laura Frantz

"The Mistress of Tall Acre," by Laura Frantz
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?

If you like Gone With the Wind, you will love this book.  It's your typical love story, but it does have a twist to it that you don't see coming.  I love the historical aspect of this book.  The author's description of everyday life makes everything come to life.  Sophie and Seamus are the perfect lead characters, and you do want to know what will happen next.

Stars out of 5:4 a lovely book to spend a few hours reading and it won't tax your brain.  Will I remember it next month, probably not.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


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