Monday, April 25, 2016

Book Reveiw-The Inheritance By: Michal Phillips



The Inheritance
Book 1
(Secrets of the Shetlands Series)
By Michael Phillips
Publisher:  Bethany House

About the Book:
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. . . .

Past and present collide in master storyteller Phillips's dramatic new saga of loss and discovery, of grasping and grace, and of the dreams of men and women everywhere.

My Review:
“The Inheritance” is a great beginning to the “Secrets of the Shetlands series.  I love reading books from different countries and have always been intrigued by Scotland.  Although for me the beginning of the book was a bit slow, I understand with this being a new series, the background for the characters and future books has to be established, however, didn’t take long for me to become embroiled in the storyline.  I felt the book did end a bit abruptly but am in hopes it will continue in the next book.  There is some religious content, but it is not “preachy”, so shouldn’t be a deterrent in reading the book.  The merge of past and present was seamless and well done.  Although this is the first book I have read by Michael Phillips it will not be my last.  I am looking forward to the next in the series. 


Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, Bethany House, through Bethany House blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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