Friday, April 22, 2016

Book Review: The Inheritance by Michael Phillips

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

As part of the Bethany House review crew, I received a copy of The Inheritance
by: Michael Phillips:


About the book:
The death of clan patriarch Macgregor Tulloch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whales Reef into turmoil. Everyone assumed Tulloch's heir to be his much-loved grandnephew David. But when no will is discovered, David's calculating cousin Hardy submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island's land. And Hardy knows a North Sea oil investor who will pay dearly for that control. 

While the competing claims are investigated, the courts have frozen the estate's assets, leaving many of the locals in dire financial straits. The future of the island--and its traditional way of life--hangs in the balance.

Meanwhile, Loni Ford enjoys a rising career in a large investment firm in Washington, D.C. Yet, in spite of outward success, she is privately plagued by questions of identity. Orphaned as a young child, she was raised by her 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 Michael Phillips' dramatic new saga of loss and discovery, of grasping and grace.

About the author:
Michael Phillips is a bestselling author who has penned more than seventy books, both fiction and nonfiction. In addition, he has served as editor/redactor of nearly thirty more books. Over the past thirty years, his persistent efforts have helped reawaken interest in the writings of nineteenth century Scotsman George MacDonald. Michael and his wife, Judy, spend time each year in Scotland, but make their home near Sacramento, California.

My thoughts:
The Inheritance promises to be a story full of secrets and excitement, and while it eventually gets there, you have to be patient and willing to read through a lot of material to get there.  The way in which the author describes the setting is exceptionally beautiful and realistic and the book is full of historical information that adds to the depth of the story.  By the end, you are definitely left eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.  If you are a fan of historical Christian writing, you will likely enjoy this book.


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