The Revolution had changed everything. Despite Sophie’s support of the colonists during the war, she was thought a traitor because of her father’s allegiance to England. Living on the brink of poverty, hated by many in the town, Sophie has very little hope for the future.
Until she meets a sweet pixie of a girl. A girl who desperately needs a mother.
Sophie loses her heart to the dear child and soon finds herself as the mistress of Tall Acre. But the future isn’t always paved as smoothly as we want it to be and Sophie stands to lose everything once more.
The thing I appreciated the most about this book is how getting married was not the climax of the story. Too often romances leave us at the alter believing that everything will be perfect because the marriage took place, but real life is messier than that.
Sophie has to work through her past as well as her husband’s. Life is not easy and Laura Frantz isn’t afraid to make life messy for her characters. This book is richer for it.
If you are a lover of historical romance set at the end of the Revolution, this book is for you.
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.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.