The Mistress of Tall Acre

A marriage of convenience.
She is in love with someone else.
He has no wish to love again.
What could possibly go wrong?

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—readers find it all in the rich pages of this newest historical novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz. Her careful historical details immerse the reader in the story world, and her emotional writing and finely tuned characters never cease to enchant fans both old and new.

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What Readers are Saying...


“Beautifully wrought with sumptuous historical detail, emotionally deep characters, and an exciting romantic conflict! Frantz immerses you in a fascinating look at plantation life, survival and adaptation, and a newborn nation with a story that educates as well as entertains. Her tale would make a terrific movie, a la Gone With the Wind ~ it offers all the visual richness, smart storytelling, and palpable intensity of a cinematic drama.”

~ CBD Editor’s Pick, New and Recommended


What Readers are Saying...


“Frantz takes what could have been just another girl-next-door marriage of convenience story and turns it into something totally unexpected. Both poignant and suspenseful, this page-turner is sure to please a broad variety of readers.”



What Readers are Saying...


“Filled with amazing historical detail, Frantz’s book relates a nuanced story that will grip readers from the first page. Superbly written characters, a fast-paced plot, and numerous twists and turns keep readers absorbed in this fantastic tale.”

~ RT Reviews TOP PICK *4 1/2 stars


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