Monday, September 28, 2015

The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz - REVIEWED

About the Book:
There can be only one mistress of Tall Acre . . .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--you will find it all in the rich pages of this newest novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz.

My Thoughts:
Lord, I am Yours, Yours alone.  Not Seamus’s.  Not Lily Cates’.  Not but Yours.”  (p. 349)

Oh my goodness!  Sophie Menzies journey through this book is one I won’t soon forget!  The lady just about starved to death during the American Revolution because of her family’s association with the Tories, and when the war finally ends, she faces the battle for her very heart!!

Laura Frantz just about dealt me a fatal blow with the surprise she buries toward the end of this arduous journey!  Have mercy!!  She builds characters that capture my heart, lets me observe their tender, tender hearts and the way God gently woos them to Himself and to each other….and then….whammo!!  I just about had a heart attack!  It was hard to read the last two thirds of this novel.  As one who knows all too well the excruciating pain of betrayal and sudden, unexpected, unwanted changes in life, my heart was torn to pieces.  This was tough!!

I won’t dare spoil anything about this most amazing novel, but I will say that Laura Frantz is this BEST historical romance writer EVER!!  If her name is on the cover, read the book!! You will not be disappointed!!  AMAZING!!

About The Author:
Laura Frantz is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman's DaughterCourting Morrow Little, and The Colonel's Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.

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