Sophie Menzies knows the war is technically over. But there are still people who will never overlook her father’s Tory leanings and so the war goes on. When her neighbor General Seamus Ogilvy returns with his young motherless daughter, Sophie takes a shine to the little girl who is put off by her gruff father. Before long Sophie is able to coax a loving relationship between father and daughter and Sophie finds herself falling for the general himself. But without those sentiments returned. When news of her brother’s fate and of her plantation begin rolling in Sophie spirals into what looks to be an ultimate downfall with her infatuation being the least of her worries.
So with this book I didn’t even bother to read the summary. Laura Frantz has been turning out some quality novels lately so I just assumed it was going to be good. And was it ever. Keeping in mind that no summary was read, when I popped open chapter one I was a little confused as to how the novel was going but it became clearer as the story progressed (I love surprises!). Beyond that some really interesting things occur, including mystery, betrayal, redemption and ghosts of the past. If you haven’t read this book – do it. Now.
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