Monday, May 9, 2016
Book Review--The Inheritance-Michael Phillips
About the book . . .
Dramatic New Series from Fan Favorite Michael Phillips
The death of the clan patriarch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whale's Reef into turmoil. Everyone assumed MacGregor Tulloch's heir to be his grand-nephew David, a local favorite, but when it is discovered that MacGregor left no will, David's grasping cousin Hardy submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island's land. And while Hardy doesn't enjoy much popular support, he has the backing of a shadowy group of North Sea oil investors. The courts have frozen the estate's assets while the competing claims are investigated, leaving many of the residents in financial limbo. The future of the island--and its traditional way of life--hangs in the balance.
Loni Ford is enjoying her rising career in a large investment firm in Washington, DC. Yet in spite of her outward success, she is privately plagued by questions of identity. Orphaned as a young child, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, and while she loves them dearly, she feels completely detached from her roots. That is until a mysterious letter arrives from a Scottish solicitor. . . .
What I though . . .
This was an interesting book for me. My first time reading any of this author's work. I found it a bit of a challenge. It is a long book 92 Chapters in 428 pages. Some of the chapters were long some only a couple of pages.
The author did an excellent job of immersing the reader into Scottish history and culture.
The story is filled with twists and turns and takes you backward and forward from the past to the present (2006).
I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.
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