The Inheritance (Secrets of the Shetlands #1) by Michael Phillips -- Book Tour Review + 5 Book Giveaway
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.
About the Author
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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The Inheritance by Michael Phillips is the first novel in his Secrets of the Shetlands Series. It was slow moving for me at the beginning and throughout the book, so I tended to want to skim the pages to get through the book faster. Also, I expected there to be a bit more going on with the story after seeing the cover of the book and reading the back of the book blurb. But I did enjoy how this story is written in such a way that readers can easily get through the short chapters and has been deeply researched for historical accuracy. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy a mixture of historical and contemporary fiction all in one book, as well as for readers that have previously read Michael Phillips’ work.
Series: Secrets of the Shetlands
Genre: historical, contemporary, Scotland, Christian
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication date: April 5, 2016
Number of pages: 432
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 3 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by LitFuse.
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