The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz ~ My Review

The two mistresses!
The Story:
There can be only one mistress of Tall Acre . . . 

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--you will find it all in the rich pages of this newest novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz.

The Mistress of Tall Acre
by Laura Frantz
Copyright 2015
Revell Books
ISBN: 9780800720445

My Thoughts:
Books like this are why I can't get things done. Each and every time I think I have received and read Ms. Frantz's books in less than a day. It's been a long while since I've been so excited to read a book and this story did not disappoint. If you've followed my reviews of this book's predecessors, you know I've enjoyed them all, but that I'm pretty much obsessed with Red Shirt the hero from Courting Morrow Little. Nobody could top him in my book - until today. Yes. It is on record, in writing, Red Shirt has been dethroned as fictional King of My Heart. Other than the fact that her latest hero bears the regal name of Seamus (I've pretty much decided years ago, if I ever have kids, one of them will have that name) he's a totally brooding dreamboat. I can't write this review without making note of the heroine Sophie's thoughts on the aforementioned dreamboat. Warning: you will swoon.

"There was an alarming lilt to his voice she'd not heard before. And that smile...It eased all the rugged, weathered lines of him, giving her a nearly forgotten glimpse of the young man he'd been. Confident, even cocky. Self-assured yet unchallenged." - Laura Frantz, The Mistress of Tall Acre, pg. 78

HAVE YOU SWOONED YET?! No? All right then. Here's more.

"The war had mellowed and matured him like fine wine..." - Laura Frantz, The Mistress of Tall Acre, pg. 78

*Ovaries officially gone* *insert goofy explosion GIF here*

Argh! I am in love with this book. Mostly because of General Seamus Ogilvy (more like Seamus Ogle Me) but also because of Sophie. She's kind of that awkward, plain girl seriously crushing on the stunningly handsome war hero with whom she believes she has no chance with. She's totally relatable. Also, with this book you don't feel preached at. You never do with Frantz's books, but the message is there, woven seamlessly throughout the story. This will definitely make the keeper shelf for years to come along with all of her previous, and I'm sure, forthcoming novels. Christian romance writers, take note of this author's books. She's a star! I received this book free for review from the publisher as part of their book blogger review program. All opinions are my own. I received no compensation for this post.

~My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars~

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!


  1. Another collie lover! Hello!

    Have you read the books by Dorothy Bodoin? I love them, they are mysteries/romance, but each book features a collie or two!

    1. Hello! Glad to meet another collie fan!

      I have NOT read books by that author, but I'm going to look her up now. Love collies even as characters in books. :-)

  2. I too loved this book. It was everything a historical romance should be and THEN SOME. Thanks for sharing your fangirling thoughts, Renee. :) :) :)

    1. I am, indeed, a Laura Frantz fangirl! I love her books. I'm so glad you liked this, too!


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