The Mistress of Tall Acre


A historical romance filled with wonderful characters, “The Mistress of Tall Acre” is another winner from the desk of author Laura Frantz. I believe I have read each and every one of her novels and as the old saying goes “I haven’t met one yet that I didn’t love”. I have long been an avid reader of historical fiction and Laura ranks near the top of my favorite must read list.

The heroine Sophie has been deserted by her father, a Tory sympathizer and her brother has never returned from the war. With no income and shunned by most of her neighbors, Sophie and the old woman who lives with her are hard pressed to find enough food to survive, let alone come up with the back taxes to keep the family property. Marrying her neighbor Seamus Ogilvy seems to be an excellent solution to both of their problems – but at what cost? A story filled with classic misunderstandings and secrets kept from each other, “The Mistress of tall Acre” contains fabulous glimpses into the lives of both rich and poor following the American Revolution.

Sophie was a special character who reached out in love to those around her despite her own mistreatment. Lily Cate was a little charmer who added a touch of levity to the tale and Seamus was the perfect hero even if he was somewhat disillusioned by the war and the actions of his wife. I loved the totally unexpected surprises that popped up later in the tale and was happy with the way it all worked out in the end. You will have to read it for yourself to learn what happened because I’m not telling.

Once again, I can recommend the latest book by Laura Frantz. Read it for yourself to find out why I always plan to acquire each new book she publishes. They are that good!

This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


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.

Read an excerpt from The Mistress of Tall Acre.


Laura FrantzLaura Frantz is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman’s Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel’s Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.