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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Legacy - Giveaway and Review

A horrible, deep, dark secret will hold a generation of women to Storton Manor. Not only bound by the memories but also what these secrets have done to the women who lived there.

Erica Calcott and her sister, Beth, have found themselves the fortunate heirs of Storton Manor in Whitshire, England, where they used to spend their summers. Now returning to the home, Beth remains withdrawn and depressed. Hoping that being back at the Manor might enable her sister to heal, Erica is bound and determine to uncover the mystery of what happened that fateful summer her cousin Henry disappeared from the estate.

Erica finds clues in her grandmother Caroline's items she comes across in the manor, but what she uncovers in the process will bring more than she bargained for to light.

In the novel, The Legacy by Katherine Webb, the reader is in for a literary mystery. The story takes place in two time periods, one in the early 1900's and the other in the present. While Erica tries to determine what happened to Henry as she searches through Storton Manor, the reader is taken back in time to what happened that lead to the event described in the prologue and the reasons behind the decision. This is a twist from most novels that either deal directly with a mystery but also tells of a story of betrayal and a heartbreaking legacy that is discovered in the process.

I received this book compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review and once I understood where the story was headed, it made it more enjoyable to read. It takes a few chapters to understand that the writer is toggling between the two time periods and where we find ourselves at the beginning of Chapter Two is the present day situation involving Erica and Beth. The story is well written to engage the reader to the point, you'll want to finish this just to see how it all turns out in the end, and Katherine Webb does not disappoint. I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars. For more information on this book, the author and where to pick up a copy of this book, please click on the links below:

Thanks to the generous folks at TLC Book Tours, they are providing a copy of The Legacy as a giveaway to one lucky follower of this blog. Here are your guidelines:

1. You must be a follower of this blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. You must be a resident of the US or Canada. Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. I need a way to contact you if you're the lucky winner, so please be sure to include your email address along with your comment. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave a comment and tell me why you'd love to win a copy of this book.

The giveaway will end on Sept 22nd and I will notify the winner at that time.


  1. I love books that weave together the past and the present, especially if the author leaves a little mystery as to how these varying time periods really come together! This sounds like a stellar historical read and I am so excited to read it! Thanks for the opportunity to read a copy!

    I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner).

  2. I would love to read this! I love sister or friends style stories. I'm a follower.


  3. I also love sister stories and stories that go back and forth between the present and the past, so this would be a double pleasure to read :) I'm adding it to my wish list!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

  4. I'm fascinated by the idea that the actions of our ancestors have consequences for us and I like books with a mystery. Thank you for this opportunity!
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

  5. sounds like a book that I would enjoy reading very much. I pass all my read books along to others who like to read

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  6. I love books with deep dark secrets. Thanks for the giveaway!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  7. I love both mystery and historicals so the combination is very appealing to me. Thank you for the opportunity to win.


  8. Sounds wonderful! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  9. This sounds like a wonderful story. Please include me.

    I am a GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  10. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

  11. I'm glad you stuck with this one through the first few chapters - sounds like it was a fantastic read once you got into it!

    Thanks for being on the tour.

  12. The Legacy is on my wishlist and I remember it being due to my fascination with secrets, especially those stemming from so many years ago. The older the secret, the better for me. I'm really happy to see this book touring and for the chance to win.

    GFC follower: Na

  13. I've read a lot of good reviews abou this book and have added it to my reading list.
    Theresa N

  14. Almost forgot I'm a gfc follower: theresan.
    Theresa N

  15. This sounds like a great read. I'm a new follower and would love a chance to win this book.

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com


    Cathy :)

  16. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story...i'm a follower :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  17. Thank you for the giveaway, this book really caught my interest. I used to read mysteries when I was 'younger', it isn't my normal genre now, but every once in a while I run across one that sounds good, this is one of those.


  18. Sounds like an interesting story, I love when an author can easily move between the past and present. Count me in I am a gfc follower. kittycrochettwo at msn dot com

  19. Most books, for me, take a while to get in to, but it's almost always worth it in the end. This one seems to be clearly on the worth it side! So glad you liked it!

    Thanks for being on the tour!

  20. This sounds like a good read, I'd love to win it. Also I follow you blog.


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