Review and Giveaway of "The Inheritance"
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If I could be completely honest, the fact that this book had anything to do with Scotland was one of the biggest selling points for me. And no. I've never seen nor read Outlander. I just simply have a love affair with all things Scottish (or Irish for that matter). It's on the top of my "to-visit- places.
This book isn't the easiest of reads, but its one that you'll be thankful you stuck it out for. You can tell right from the start that Michael Phillips really knows what he's writing about. The reader isn't thrown into an unknown world, but instead, is eased into it with rich writing and deep character building.
"The Inheritance" synopsis is:
The death of clan patriarch Macgregor Tulloch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whales Reef into turmoil. Everyone assumed Tulloch's heir to be his much-loved grandnephew David. But when no will is discovered, David's calculating cousin Hardy submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island's land. And Hardy knows a North Sea oil investor who will pay dearly for that control.
While the competing claims are investigated, the courts have frozen the estate's assets, leaving many of the locals in dire financial straits. The future of the island--and its traditional way of life--hangs in the balance.
Meanwhile, Loni Ford enjoys a rising career in a large investment firm in Washington, D.C. Yet, in spite of outward success, she is privately plagued by questions of identity. Orphaned as a young child, she was raised by her 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 Michael Phillips' dramatic new saga of loss and discovery, of grasping and grace.
See? Doesn't that sound deep and interesting? Well it is. My only complaint is what I previously mentioned: it's a little hard to get into at first. The book is pretty thick with smaller font, but I can't imagine what I would do to make it shorter. Everything is there for an obvious reason, taking anything away would take away some of what makes this book so rich.
I give is a 4 out of 5 stars! Check out other reviews HERE.
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Michael Phillips is a bestselling author with more than 70 of his own titles. In addition, he has served as editor/redactor of nearly 30 more books. He is known as the man responsible for the reawakened interest in George MacDonald of the last 30 years. In addition to the MacDonald titles adapted/edited for today’s reader, his publishing efforts in bringing back full-length quality facsimile editions also spawned renewed interest in MacDonald’s original work. Michael and his wife, Judy, spend time each year in Scotland but make their home near Sacramento, California.
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Posted by Dominique Burleson at 5:37:00 PM