Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Mistress of Tall Acre

I received two great books today that I am looking forward to reading and reviewing.  The first is Anna's Healing by Vannetta Chapman.  The other book is Miriam and the Stranger by Jerry S. Eicher.  I think I will enjoy both of them (or at least I hope I will).

The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz is a lovely historical Christian romance novel.  The Revolutionary War is going on (the year is 1778) when Anne Howard Ogilvy gives birth to Lilas Catherine Ogilvy.  General Seanus Ogilvy is Lily Cate’s father (they are going to call her Lily Cate) and he was able to come home for the birth, but he has to return to his duties the next day.  General Ogilvy is told by the doctor that his wife cannot go through another birth or she could die.  Six years later Sophie Menzies is walking near her home when she encounters Lily Cate.  The war is finally over.  General Ogilvy and Lily Cate have returned to Tall Acre.  Anne passed away during the war according to her sister, Charlotte.  Anne went to Wilmington to live towards the end of the war.  Sophie has had a hard time during the war because her father, Lord Menzies is a Tory!  He created quite a ruckus which made is very difficult for Sophie.  Sophie is waiting for her brother to return home.  Sophie is glad to see General Ogilvy back home (she has a crush on him). 

Seamus had to take his daughter from his wife’s relatives during the night (they did not want to give her up).  Seamus wants to establish a safe home for his daughter.  Sophie has troubles of her own.  Three Chimneys (which belonged to her mother) is being confiscated as Tory property.  The only solution is for her to marry.  Seamus needs a wife and a mother for Lily Cate.  The two decide to marry (which makes Lily Cate very happy).  Just when things are looking up for the threesome, someone from Seamus’ past returns. 

I just loved reading The Mistress of Tall Acre.  It was a pleasurable novel to read. This is one of those books that you start reading and cannot put down.  It is very well-written and one chapter just flowed into the next.  The person who returned was expected, but I liked the outcome.  There are some great messages in this novel (it is Christian themed).  I give The Mistress of Tall Acre 5 out of 5 stars.  I look forward to reading more book by Laura Frantz. 

I received a complimentary copy of The Mistress of Tall Acre from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my won.

I hope everyone has a wonderful evening.  I am curious to see which twin will go home on Big Brother.  This has been one of their worst seasons ever!  And the dome is supposed to come down on Under the Dome. Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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