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The Mistress of Tall Acre: A Novel Paperback – September 8, 2015
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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. ~ Revell Books
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Frantz takes what could have been just another girl-next-door marriage of convenience story, and turns it into something totally unexpected. Both poignant and suspenseful, this page-turner is sure to please a broad variety of readers.
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The American Revolution is finally over and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her closest 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 and 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 point of breaking. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre?
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Frantz pens characters who come to life, in a setting that is all to real and becomes vivid in your mind. You will find yourself completely immersed within this novel's pages, and hard pressed to find a point in which to set it down (if you must). Your only regret will be that it is over when you conclude the last page, and at which point you may desire to return to page 1 and start anew!
This novel is set during the American Revolution and just following it, bringing to life a time and setting not often revisited but of great interest. A time when loyalties are tested, betrayal is felt and hardships endured. However, through it all there is a shining light, a hope and for those who press on, victory.
Oh, how I loved the characters and their interactions with one another. Both Sophie and Seamus will capture your heart, and you will be ever so eager to see their story unfold. Frantz gives us the foreknowledge of the impending trouble that is to come and as such you carefully watch and wait for it to unfold and then wonder how this will all work out. But never fear this is an ending you wouldn't want to miss!
Absolutely top notch, fantastic, wonderful... I think you get the point! This could be the best read of the year!
Much fiction has been provided over the centuries of the war for American liberty. Much less has been provided to give readers a feel for the post-war years of change and the continuing differences of political sides. This novel’s strong neighbor against neighbor feelings in 1783-84 was not unlike that found in the American Civil War.
Laura Frantz depicts the post-war engagements in a compelling way throughout “The Mistress of Tall Acre.” I love it that Laura Frantz takes a pace that really allows readers to connect with the characters of Tall Acre and Three Chimneys. But do not get to complacent in the serendipity. Facets build like a TV miniseries. Readers get inside looks at historical period living from the hearth rug. Descriptive visions of Wedgwood on damask cloth; diamond-cut plate glass coach windows; flashing ladies’ jewels competing against cologne, Madeira, tobacco, and harpsichord; and dark things like a stalker in the chestnut & oak tree shadows, not to mention a secreted diary. This story is like finding buried Revolutionary treasure.
This Laura Frantz storytelling comes loaded, like a Patriot cannon. I was gifted a book from someone who knows I love this type of story (and Frantz), with no read or review requirement, but how could I not? As always with Frantz, the final third peaks in action and surprises erupt. And love, there’s romance.
Seamus really did love Anne when he married her. It was only after he was told that she should not try and deliver a second child that he walked away from her. He really did abandon her. I just don't see how this can be considered noble. I understand the time period but he should have at least told Anne what the situation was. I mean even almost dying in the first birth she was immediately willing to try again (once she healed of course).
Also, all of the misunderstandings and things not told each other started to get on my nerves. I mean how did Sophie ever expect Seamus to love her when she CONTINUALLY let him believe she was in love with another man?
Many of the plot points really didn't make any sense when it all played out. There were just too many things just wrong with the story that simply didn't work for me. Too many key parts of the story did not make any sense at all, it appeared they were put in to build drama but were completely illogical in the end.
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