Thursday, April 21, 2016

Litfuse Review: The Inheritance by:Michael Philiips

The Inheritance (Secrets of the Shetlands, #1)
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.

My Review:
The Tulloch Clan’s estate has been passed down from generation to generation. So when Macgregor Tulloch dies, the Shetland Islands are thrown into utter confusion. Macgregor’s nephew David to inherit the estate, but with the will gone, David must fight against his horrid cousin Hardy for the estate.

Loni Ford has worked hard for her position at a large investment firm in Washington, DC. But through all that work, she has wondered who she really is. Raised by her grandparents, after being orphaned as a child, she knows there is more to her family’s background. Little does she know, when she least expects it, she will receive all the facts that she has been waiting to learn.

The Inheritance is book one in the Secrets of the Shetlands series. This book was an amazing read. This authors words will have you feeling like you have been transported to the Shetland Islands. I was very excited to learn that this author will have another book out this October.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.