Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Legacy: A Novel by Katherine Webb....Review & Giveaway!
When they were children, Erica Calcott and her sister, Beth, spent their summer holidays at Storton Manor. Now, following the death of their grandmother, they have returned to the grand, imposing house in Wiltshire, England. Unable to stem the tide of childhood memories that arise as she sorts through her grandmother’s belongings, Erica thinks back to the summer her cousin Henry vanished mysteriously from the estate, an event that tore their family to pieces. It is time, she believes, to lay the past to rest, bring her sister some peace, and finally solve the mystery of her cousin’s disappearance.
But sifting through remnants of a bygone time is bringing a secret family history to light—one that stretches back over a century, to a beautiful society heiress in Oklahoma, a haunting, savage land across the ocean. And as past and present converge, Erica and Beth must come to terms with two shocking acts of betrayal . . . and the heartbreaking legacy they left behind.
For me, this book had it all. There was mystery, a couple of love stories, adventure and more family drama than you can imagine. The story is told from two points of view, Caroline in the early 1900's and Erica in current times. I really liked how the chapters alternated between the two times and I felt like Webb did a great job in creating two very complex and interesting characters. I also thought the author did a tremendous job in creating a twist that kept me guessing. When I was reading this book I was at the edge of my seat and I fought to keep awake each night so I could read just one more page. I was so intrigued by the story line and characters that I hated to put the nearly 500 page book down. This is a book you will lose yourself in and one that will leave you wanting more. Katherine Webb has created a book that will stay with you and make you want to recommend it to friends so you can talk about it (perfect for book clubs!). I am anxiously awaiting the next book from from this author so please, Ms. Webb, put the pen to paper soon! Pick up your copy today from Amazon (after you read it e-mail me so we can talk about the twist!!)...
I am so pleased to tell you that my friends at Harper Collins are giving one luck RBM reader a copy of The Legacy. Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...