Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Book Review: "A Daughter's Inheritance" by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Fanny Broadmoor is enjoying life on the Thousand Islands on her grandparents estate. She's living a life of luxury along with her cousins Amanda and Sophie. There's also a hint of a forbidden romance with Michael, the family boat keeper. But all that changes when her grandfather dies and Fanny's inheritance is thrown into chaos due to her uncle's greedy control. Will she able to gain control of what is rightfully hers or will her uncle's lecherous ways leave Fanny with nothing to her name?

The writing duo of Peterson and Miller has turned out another historical fiction series. I really liked their other two series about the Lowell mills so I was looking forward to their latest release. I enjoyed reading about what it was like to be in high class society in the 1800s. It was fun reading about living in a rich resort for vacations, going to balls, wearing fancy dresses, having picnics and not having to worry about the outside world. The three Broadmoor cousins are all very interesting because the girls are all different in how they think and act. Fanny is a character where she's very independent in how she acts but because of propriety and deference to her age she has to do what everyone else wants her to do. I didn't particularly enjoy Jonas' character. He seems to be only in it for the money and does despicable things to get it. He doesn't care about his niece's welfare or even his own daughter. It'll be interesting to see what happens to him in future books. Luckily this is the first book in a series because the ending does leave you hanging quite a bit. I'm looking forward to reading about what happens to Fanny and Michael's relationship as well as the adventures of the other Broadmoor cousins. Another fine effort from Peterson and Miller.

A Daughter's Inheritance by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller is published by Bethany House (2008)

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