Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Past and present collide in Michael Phillips' new book. Don't miss the chance to win a copy!

Book info
About the book:

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 Review:
I really enjoyed "The Inheritance," as it is well-written with so many layers and so much depth to the characters.  It is so difficult to deal with the death of a loved one, and so many issues can arise at this time as well.  Michael addresses some of these issues, including what happens when there is no will, and claims are placed.   Even when there are wills, there is still division, fighting and resentment.  When a claim is placed, this entire community is rocked.  Michael does an amazing job with creating the scene, so much so that I felt as if I was right there in the midst of the action along with the characters. I liked Loni instantly; she is a great main character grasping with her past and trying to find where she fits in the world.  I enjoyed learning about Scotland and learning about a different culture in this book, it was fascinating to me and loved how that is woven throughout the storyline.  I am eagerly waiting book #2 in the series to find out what happens next. 

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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