The Mistress of Tall Acre

The Mistress of Tall Acre

Large Print - 2015
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"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?"
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015
Characteristics: 557 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Edition: Large Print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410483980 (lg. print)
1410483983 (lg. print)


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Dec 22, 2018

I'm impressed with Laura Frantz's ability to write deep beautiful stories. Her books are detailed and flow with a cadence that makes reading enjoyable and hard to stop. I loved Seamus and Sophie's story. The characters are well developed and believable, the plot didn't feel forced like with other stories and it was paced in a realistic way. It surprises you and fills you with tenderness. I loved it.

Dec 12, 2016

I found the summary on the back of the book gave away too much of the plot but I still thoroughly enjoyed this read. The characters were charming and the romance was believable.

Jul 20, 2016

Entertaining and dramatic book!! Filled with unexpected turns and heartwarming rommance!!! If you love to read marriage of conveniance stories you will enjoy it!

Jul 21, 2015

** spoiler alert **

Some say there is a first time for everything. I never thought I would see the day where I would rate a Laura Frantzastic book below 5 stars. This book left me with too many conflicting thoughts and unanswered questions. As usual it was well written and you can always look forward to a savoring experience..However the story line was rather brow raising..
***SPOILERS***SPOILERS*** SPOILERS*** if you read further its your own fault because I've warned you.
Okay so on to this love story where the oh so sweet heroine is in love with the masculine solider and she prays to God to 'lead her' in a decision to consent to an 'apparent' marriage of convenience. All the while a critical woman from her husband's past is yet alive...?? really?? so the all powerful God could not 'lead them' into "waiting" until the past was cleared up completely? but instead its a scandalous case of adultery or polygamy? dragging the heroines good reputation through the mud? (even with the circumstances that the reader learns in the end) Really, I have an opinion that this story could have been more tastefully done. I understand it had historical elements which perhaps is the entire point of the story however, it could have honestly illustrated *better* a lesson on waiting on a God that answers.
I was disappointed in that element, but I guess the part I contend with is the point of the entire story. If it was written differently there would be no story.
Anyway, like the male hero in the book, I will put the past behind me and look forward to next Laura Frantzastic book.


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