Rating: 4/5 Stars
About the book:
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–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.
Although I didn’t enjoy this book entirely, I am so glad I didn’t put it down. It had a great start, but I found myself getting bored some parts. However, by the middle of the book I was completely and utterly in love with this story. Definitely added to the list of my favorite books (that doesn’t actually exist, but if it did, this book would be close to the top). The writing was excellent. Even though I don’t favor third person, Laura Frantz done a wonderful job with it. So many unexpected plot twist! I cried with Sophie & Seamus, laughed with them, & loved with them. Their romance was so so sweet & beautiful. It was adorable how Seamus’s daughter, Lily Cate, brought them together. The main thing I disliked & at the same time loved, was the ending. Right down to the last sentence. I even cried. No lie there lol. Such an amazing story that every historic fiction lover will enjoy!
I was send this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.