Friday, August 18, 2017

REVIEW: The Legacy by Michael Phillips, Book 3 Secrets of the Shetlands

The Legacy by Michael Phillips
Book 3 Secrets of the Shetlands

The Dramatic Conclusion to the Secrets of the Shetlands

From the publisher: 
Loni Ford's unexpected inheritance of substantial real estate--not to mention a title--in the Shetland Islands has caused more than a stir in the quiet fishing hamlet of Whales Reef. How can life ever be the same with an outsider--and a woman at that--playing such a pivotal role in the life of this traditional community? But it isn't just the locals who have deep misgivings about the current situation. Loni herself never imagined this in her wildest dreams and wonders whether she's cut out for it.

Loni would hardly let herself acknowledge that she's falling in love--with Whales Reef, with its hardy people, and with local chieftain David Tulloch, whose inheritance she has usurped, at least in the eyes of some. Or has she merely been seduced by the simple, peaceful way of life that exists here? 

Yet life in Whales Reef is rarely without drama. Deep rifts exist between certain lifelong neighbors, and when a dead body is discovered, suspicion is cast in the direction of the Tulloch family. How Loni and David face up to this challenge will profoundly shape their relationship, as well as the future of the island.
Read an excerpt.

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My Thoughts:
I have savored the Secrets of the Shetlands series! I just loved it. It has mystery, romance, history, and science all woven together into a lovely story that spans a century of family history. It's a series that requires patience. Three long books create an atmosphere of old-fashioned, up-to-date, nostalgic small town, big city dichotomy. If you are a patient reader, who likes to take time to enjoy long stories, I think you will enjoy this series.

The Legacy is book three, the final book of Michael Phillips' Secrets of the Shetlands. As the final book, it ties up loose ends in some surprising ways. The confusion that was begun in the first book, was made clear, and tangled up stories of the past and present came to a point of clarity. Ah, this is all so enigmatic, is it not?

Let me just say that I thoroughly enjoyed the series, and this book was no exception. I was, in fact, sorry to see it end.

Read my reviews of the first two books.
The Inheritance
The Cottage

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Michael Phillips is a bestselling author who has penned more than seventy books, both fiction and nonfiction. In addition, he has served as editor/redactor of nearly thirty more books. Over the past thirty years, his persistent efforts have helped reawaken interest in the writings of nineteenth century Scotsman George MacDonald. Michael and his wife, Judy, spend time each year in Scotland, but make their home near Sacramento, California. Visit Michael's website at www.fatheroftheinklings.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review purposes only. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own based on my experience with this product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

2 comments:

  1. Glad you're feeling well enough to concentrate on reading. Hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. It was a good weekend. Tonight's been hard, but God is good.
      Be blessed,
      Laura

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