Friday, September 4, 2015
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--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.
My thoughts: I enjoyed that this story highlighted what happened after the Revolutionary war, something I hadn't thought a whole lot about. It shows what happened to the families who sympathized with England and how it must of been for those returning from war, as well as the families they left behind.
I was rather surprised just how much of the story was told in the synopsis. While the characters are like able and there are some twists to the story, I felt like there should of been more to the story, especially since it felt like it wrapped up quickly.
That said, I still enjoyed the main characters and the historical aspect.
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.