9780800720445 - Copy

Publisher: Revell, Baker Publishing Group

ISBN-13: 978-0800720445

September 2015

“The Mistress of Tall Acre” by Laura Frantz is a unique ‘marriage-of-convenience’ story with totally unexpected twists and turns to amaze and startle the readers. With perfectly created characters and a fast-moving, action-packed plot, this poignant novel is carefully crafted with intricate historical detail. It is a beautifully wrought, emotionally inspiring tale with exquisite settings and a vivid, dramatic portrayal of a passionate, romantic conflict. Revealed is the very existence, unique survival and quick adaptation of plantation life, coupled with the agonizing birth throes of a newly-born nation.

This is a story to educate, enlighten and entertain. It vibrantly communicates the visual richness and utterly palpable, heart-beating intensity of a fast-unfolding drama in real life. Here is a captivating and heartwarming story to thrill your heart and make you yearn for more. You will love the precious character of Sophie Menzies, whose far from easy life is filled with stresses and strains. Yet through all her desperate struggles and bitter heartaches, she leans upon the Lord for peace, comfort and strength. She faces great uncertainty in her bleak and empty future, but with the divine help of her Heavenly Father, she bravely rises above her pitiful circumstances with extraordinary courage and beautiful grace.

General Seamus Ogilvy is a man of honor, integrity and strength, a wounded hero, battle-scarred and weatherbeaten. His slow days of healing are difficult to undergo. In this precious story of Sophie and the General, we watch with bated breath how their feelings develop and blossom into real love. You will balance precariously on the edge of anxiety as you anticipate what happens next to the rightful mistress of Tall Acre. There are a few unforeseeable and unpredictable twists and turns that are the hallmarks of a great, well-researched classic.

There is only one Mistress of Tall Acre. Who will it be? When Sophie marries Seamus and becomes a second mother to his little daughter as well as the mistress of Tall Acre, it seems an ideallic setting for a great romance to develop. But when a mysterious lady from the general’s sordid past suddenly materializes out of the blue, the fledgling ties that loosely bind this little family are strained to breaking-point. It is emotionally heartbreaking to see their bitter agony and distress. Triumph intertwines with tragedy, loyalty vies with betrayal, as hearts are wrung in this inspiring novel by Laura Frantz. “The Mistress of Tall Acre” held my full, complete and wholehearted attention from start to finish. I found it absolutely riveting, totally absorbing and completely engrossing. It is a stunning, true-to-life story that will melt your heart.

Miriam Jacob


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