I love reading about the time period of the American Revolution especially since not as many write about it. This one is so well done. It takes place after the war is over and has many twists and turns in the romance and a little bit of intrigue. It is very hard to put down and I did not want to. I loved the characters of Sophie, Seamus and his daughter, Lily Cate. This story makes you laugh and cry. I received a copy of this book from Revell reads for a fair and honest opinion. 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.