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Friday, August 4, 2017
The Legacy, Secret of the Shetlands Book 3 Review
Once again Michael Phillips has drawn his readers into this final book in the series, Secrets of the Shetlands. The author has a way of weaving a story that draws you in, experiencing the rich heritage of the Shetlands and her people. The characters are well developed and the story line rich.
From the author:
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."
I fell in love with the characters in this series in the first and second books. The story goes back in time several generations and you see what happened in their lives and then the plot would tie it into the current character, David and Loni. It even talked about WWII and how Brogan and his father worked for the allies. I will say that personally, while the history of the boats in WWII was interesting, I wanted to get back to the main story line. At times, I felt that it could have been two books. However, I loved the story and am sad to see if ending; I'm sure the author will have more books that are similar.
I would rate this 10 out of 10.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publisher, a division of Baker Publishing. No review, positive or otherwise, was required. All opinions are my own.
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