Sophie Menzies once lived in luxury. Her father's loyalty to the British Crown and the American Revolution changed that. After her mother's death and her father's return to Britain, Sophie is left to occupy her home, Three Chimneys, while she waits for her brother's return from the war. As a social outcast and nearly destitute, Sophie finds that although the fighting is past, in many ways, the war carries on. When her neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, returns, Sophie's relationship with the general's daughter brings her frequently into contact with the decorated war hero. As Sophie faces the loss of her home, Seamus proposes a sensible marriage arrangement that will provide for Sophie's financial needs and his daughter's care. Sophie agrees and finds that her heart begins to long for a deeper relationship with Seamus. However, a woman from Seamus' past appears and Sophie's hope seems lost. Will this relationship survive or is Sophie's future bleak? Read more in The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz.
The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz held my attention from beginning to end. Extra twists in the plot provided suspense and depth to create more than the standard marriage-of-convenience story. The relationship between Sophie and Seamus took time to develop, creating a strong foundation for their marriage and sense of expectancy for the reader. I found myself looking forward to my daily reading time and daydreaming about how the rest of the story would go.
As always, it's easy to recommend Frantz's work. The Mistress of Tall Acre is a well-written story to entertain inspirational romance fans. I'll stash it away with Frantz's other books to be read again in the future.