The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Laura Frantz did it again. She robbed me of three hours sleep last night! That’s right. I could not put this book down. If you like an excellent story wrapped in authentic history, you’re going to lose some sleep over this one too.
One of the things Laura Frantz does so well, and why I enjoy her books so much, she writes strong women who are still
women. I am so done with women in stories who practically have to shave their faces they are so masculine. Being strong and being a woman are possible together … and Laura Frantz proves that.
Sophie Menzies is left alone and penniless at the end of the Revolutionary War. Barely surviving in her crumbling estate house with her two faithful servants, she finds hope for the future when her neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, returns to Tall Acre and once more takes command of that estate.
Seamus returns with his young daughter who doesn’t remember him at all. Unsure how to reach the frightened little girl, he turns to his neighbor for help. After all, Sophie and her midwife mother had delivered his daughter not so many years ago.
But not all trouble ended with the war. Families divided by loyalties and jealousy are destined to clash again. Sophie and Seamus both face more conflict than either is prepared for. It seems their only hope is to face it together, but will the past stay buried long enough for them to do it?
No spoilers here … just read it!
2 thoughts on “The Mistress of Tall Acre”
Pegg, A beautiful review! I especially appreciate your comments on women being women, etc. Strength & femininity can coexist, yes! You are a treasure of a reader & im so thankful you lost sleep over my book!!
Ah … shucks. 🙂 My pleasure.