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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Inheritance Review

The Inheritance by Michael Phillips

Book Description:
The Inheritance (Bethany House, April 2016)

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.

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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.



My Opinion:
Not my cup of tea.  I REALLY wanted to love this book, but sadly the style just isn't for me. I just couldn't get drawn into the story and ended up skimming chapters that sounded interesting. :/  I've had an interest in the Shetlands ever since The Lord led me to the Shetland breed of sheep and blessed me with two of these lovely woolies!  But sadly the extinct breed of Scotland Dunface Sheep was featured instead.  I REALLY love the concept of this story, but sadly I wish it was written differently and I don't think I'll be continuing with this series.  I recommend that you read the "Look Inside" on amazon or the preview on christianbook.com to see if you like the style and wish to continue! :)

Jeremiah 29:11

~ASC

*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about The Inheritance. ~ASC


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