The Legacy

The Legacy

Paperback - 2017
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The Dramatic Conclusion to Michael Phillips's Shetland Islands Saga

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 is life ever to be the same with an outsider--and a woman, at that--playing such a pivotal role in the life of this conservative 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.

What Loni is more sure of, however, is that she is falling in love--with Whales Reef, with its hardy people, with its simple, peaceful way of life, and with local chieftain David Tulloch, whose inheritance she has usurped, at least in the eyes of some.

But life in Whales Reef is not without drama. Deep rifts exist between certain lifelong residents, and when one local resident turns up dead, suspicion is cast in the direction of the island's most prominent family. How Loni and David deal with this challenge will go a long way in determining their future, and that of the quaint island community.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780764217500
Branch Call Number: FIC Phill
Characteristics: 451 pages : illustrations, map.


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Jan 09, 2018

Michael Phillips draws the Secrets of the Shetlands series to a close with The Legacy. I always struggle saying goodbye to characters, and Loni, David, Audney, and the rest are no exception!

While at times I found the pacing a tad slow, I enjoyed reading Emily's and Loni's parallel plots. Brogan turned into a joy of a character, as did the new reverend; Phillips bravely introduced new characters late in the game - and succeeded. I also found the side plot of Brogan's father and Winston Churchill fascinating! Churchill is such an institution, I was concerned that he might be under- or overdone, but I needn't have worried. Phillips' careful hand and exquisite development brought him to life and made me curious to dig deeper into his own life and history. (I'm sure this means a[nother] trip to Blenheim is in order!)

I know Phillips enjoys bringing previous characters into new books, so I hope to see Loni and David appear in future works. The Legacy is a winner!

Disclaimer: I received a free eARC of The Legacy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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