The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

The Mistress of Tall AcreSynopsis:~

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?

My take:~

When you are as talented as Laura Frantz, reader expectations run high. Long anticipated, The Mistress of Tall Acre, has had readers anxious for more superb storytelling from the author whose Ballantyne series has become highly treasured on many an historical romance reader’s shelves. It’s no surprise that Laura has outdone herself once again. Intense, romantic, evocative, and heart-rending, The Mistress of Tall Acre is a gem of a novel that overflows with beautiful prose and intricate characters. With a singular talent for making historical facts intriguing Laura educates the mind, while her mastery of romantic tension engages the heart. Not stopping there, she immerses Sophie and Seamus in tragedy and triumph, uplifting the soul. If that wasn’t enough to appease the thirst for excellent storytelling, Laura has added another string to her bow; infusing this story with a gentle wit that I found thoroughly charming. The Mistress of Tall Acre is historical romance at its finest and a story worth savouring more than once.

With thanks to Revell Books for my copy via NetGalley

Relz Reviewz Extras
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Buy at Amazon: The Mistress of Tall Acre or Koorong


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9 Responses to The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz

  1. Beautiful review, Rel. I’m always struck with your way with words. I do think you have a novel in you. Love your insights here and more! Thanks so much for taking time for Tall Acre and its occupants!

  2. Fabulous review. This is one of my all-time favorite books ever, in any genre!

  3. Sigh…I cannot wait to read this book. It’s in my Amazon shopping cart as I type. Laura has such beautiful writing. Lovely review, Rel.

  4. I’m eagerly awaiting my review copy from Revell! Laura is one of my all-time favorite historical authors and I cannot wait to read this story! Thank you for this intriguing review. :)

  5. Another book I need to buy. Yes, need! Thanks, Rel. :)

  6. Oh I was already anxious for this book to release, and this review just fuels that anticipation.

  7. Ok – this seals the deal – picking up my Kindle now to order! Thanks Rel!

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