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Book Review-The Legacy

18 Jul

The Legacy (Secrets of the Shetlands Book #3) by [Phillips, Michael]
Overview: The Legacy by Michael Phillips is the third and final book in the Secrets of the Shetlands series.  This book is the continuation in the story of Loni Ford-an American that inherited a large estate in the Shetland isles, and David Tulloch-the local chieftain.  This book provides some of the backstory behind Loni’s ancestors, as well as a continuation of Loni’s acclimation to the local village, as well as the village’s acclimation to her.
My Thoughts:  I have to say I was disappointed with this book.  I reviewed the second book earlier this year, and I thought it was wonderful.  I have always enjoyed reading books by Michael Phillips, and I think he has a wonderful, and most detailed writing style.  This book however, just seemed to be irrelevant to the story line.  I will admit, that for the first time in all of my book reviews over the years, I did not even finish this book.  I read about 100 pages, and felt like nothing really new had even happened since the previous book.  There was a little bit more backstory detail about Loni’s relatives, but I felt it had pretty much been covered in the previous book.  It was mostly her wandering around the island, visiting people, and reading a family journal every once in a while.  I kept waiting for something interesting to happen, but I finally just gave up.  If nothing had happened by page 100, then I was ready to be done.  I actually feel bad, because I WANTED to like this book, especially since I am a fan of the author, but I just couldn’t do it.
I would not recommend this book, unfortunately.  But, I do recommend the previous one, and I do want to thank Bethany House for providing me with a free copy of this book for my unbiased review.  Thank you.