The Mistress of Tall Acre is a beautiful written story by Laura Frantz. My favorite genre to read is historical christian and books like The Mistress of Tall Acre is the reason why. I love when an author can take a historical time period and make it come alive with a fictional story and characters. Laura Frantz has interweaved true historical events with fictional events and the outcome is perfection!
The Revolutionary War has just ended, but even though the war is over, many of the town people of Sophie Menzies' Virginia Community has not forgotten that Sophie's father was a Tory (an American colonist who supported the British). They continue to shun her and some are taking further actions. This has left Sophie feeling very lonely. She soon befriends the next door neighbors little girl, Lily Cate.
Lily Cate's father, General Seamus Ogilvy has his own set of problems. His wife has died and he now is raising Lily Cate on his own. After being gone in the war he is a stranger to his daughter. His late wife's family is trying to get guardianship of Lily Cate. Sophie agrees to marry General Seamus and become the Mistress of Tall Acres. What seems to be the answer to both of their problems soon proves otherwise when someone from Seamus's past returns. Everything and everyone is put to the test.
This book had me captivated from beginning to end. It was heart wrenching at times and I was really surprised at the twists and turns it took. There is definitely heart ache, but there is also rejoicing. There is betrayal, but there is also loyalty. You'll experience many emotions while reading this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction!
***Thanks to Revell for providing me with this book in exchange for my review!