Book Review: The Legacy by Katherine Webb & Giveaway (Open Int’l)

September 23rd, 2011

The Legacy by Katherine Webb perfectly weaves the past and present together in a very captivating novel of how past mistakes reverberate into the future generations to come.  I was pretty much hooked from the beginning with this story.  My need to have the pieces of the puzzle all fall into place and make sense had me turning the pages quickly.  The novel alternates between the early 1900’s to the present and as each section ended I couldn’t wait to get back to it!

Erica and her sister Beth arrive at Storton Manor after the death of their grandmother because she has said that to inherit the Manor they have to live there.  Neither sister really wants to be there as they don’t have happy memories from their childhood visits.  As well there has been a huge cloud hanging over the Manor and their lives since their cousin Henry disappeared into thin air when they were kids spending time there.  Erica has many questions regarding his disappearance as she seems to have completely blocked out all memories of the last time they were together before he disappeared.  Her biggest concern though is her sister Beth as she’s dealing with a major depression that has seen her hospitalized.  She is hoping that being at the Manor will help Beth to confront the past and move on to be all that she should be.

The story line then switches to Caroline who is Erica and Beth’s great grandmother.  We first meet her when she is New York in 1902 living the life of the privileged.  However she meets a man, Corin, who takes her heart away.  They marry and he takes her to a completely different life for her on a ranch out in the middle of nowhere.  Needless to say she isn’t prepared nor is she any good at any of the things that makes a good rancher’s wife.  However she sticks it out until the fateful day that tragedy strikes and Caroline makes a decision that will ripple through the generations of not only her family but others as well.

The story continues back and forth and as each chapter unfolds we learn more and more about all the characters involved.  While this can sometimes be confusing or disruptive it isn’t in this novel.  Really it is what makes it all the more intriguing.  The author builds the story so well between each alternating chapter as we learn in each section some new piece of information that just intrigues us more.   The Legacy is full of rich characters and a richly told story.  I really enjoyed The Legacy and would absolutely recommend it for those who enjoy an intriguing and well told story!

I read The Legacy by Katherine Webb for her book tour with TLC Book Tours.  Be sure to check out the other tour stops to see what others think of the book.  As well be sure to check out Katherine’s Facebook Page!  You can buy your own copy of The Legacy here in the US and here in Canada.



Since I read an e-copy of The Legacy by Katherine Webb through NetGalley I have a new copy to share with my readers and as it’s my own copy it will be open to all my worldwide friends!  To enter…

  • For 1 entry leave me a comment to enter.
  • For 2 entries, follow my blog.  If you already do, thank you, and please let me know in your comment so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
  • For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word!

This giveaway is open worldwide!  I will draw for the winner on Saturday, October 15/11.  Good luck!

My copy of The Legacy by Katherine Webb was received for review from TLC Book Tours and the Publisher as well as an e-copy from NetGalley.

81 Comments to “Book Review: The Legacy by Katherine Webb & Giveaway (Open Int’l)”

  1. vivienne says:

    This was chosen as one of the Richard and Judy books for last year and has been really popular. Definitely one to be read.

  2. Birgit says:

    Sounds wonderful! I saw it on NetGalley too, but I only request books I will review on my blog (which is non-fiction which means I had to pass) … so this is a great chance now! Thanks!!

    GFC follower
    danaan at gmx dot at

  3. blodeuedd says:

    It does sound good, so I have to enter :)
    And you know I follow.

  4. TheBookGirl says:

    I am a sucker for books written in that alternating time period by chapter format. One of my favorites in that vein recently was The Sandalwood Tree. This one sounds good as well :)

  5. Anna says:

    This sounds really good! You’ve totally sold it to me. I’m a follower.

  6. JP says:

    This book sounds so good! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m an old follower :)

  7. AmandaSue says:

    I’d love a chance into this giveaway thanks

  8. AmandaSue says:

    I’m a follower thanks.

  9. ellie says:

    Great giveaway. Looks memorable. Many thanks. I am an e-mail subscriber.

  10. anne says:

    Thanks for this special giveaway.

  11. This sounds like it’s full of family drama! I love to read about family drama. Oh, by the way, I love your new look!

  12. Renee says:

    Sounds like a great book

  13. Renee says:

    I follow you on GFC

  14. zibilee says:

    I had been hoping to read this one, but it seemed like I never got the chance when it was available to me. It sounds like it’s a really interesting and powerful book, and I have to admit that I am even more excited about it after having read a guest post by the author. I am so glad you loved it, and I would love to be considered for your giveaway!


  15. Nise' says:

    The blurb on the front has me wanting to read it before I read your wonderful review!

    I am a follower.


  16. Colleen Turner says:

    I want to read this book SO BAD!!!! It would be really nice to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway.
    candc320 at gmail dot com

  17. Colleen Turner says:

    I am an email subscriber and GFC follower (Colleen Turner).

    candc320 at gmail dot com

  18. Kailana says:

    I really enjoyed this book! I read it last month or the month before and was very happy that I did so!

  19. Margaret says:

    This looks like such a great book! thanks for the giveaway!


  20. Margaret says:

    I’m a follower


  21. Marta says:

    Hi! I’d love to read it. I follow your blog via email subscription. Thanks and best regards,

  22. Karen B says:

    This sounds like a wonderful read!


  23. Karen B says:

    GFC follower as Karen B.


  24. mamabunny13 says:

    I really want to read this book. I love the cover.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  25. mamabunny13 says:

    I follow you via gfc – mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  26. Mary Ward says:

    I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Mary Ward says:

    I’m an email subscriber and follow by GFC. (mamie316)

  28. Serena says:

    I really enjoy stories that are well done from multiple points of view. I’d like to be entered. savvyverseandwit at gmail

  29. Beth says:

    I would love to win this one!
    I’m a follower.


  30. ann says:

    Sounds like a interesting story I would enjoy reading

  31. ann says:

    I am a email subscriber
    GFC follower to

  32. ann says:

    I like on FB
    GFC follower
    and a email subscriber

  33. teressa oliver says:

    This hits home. I have a sister that suffers from depression. I follow on GFC and get your email

  34. Rachel W. says:

    I’m a follower- thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Vicki says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. Vicki says:

    I’m a GFC follower

  37. Vicki says:


  38. karenk says:

    thanks for the chanace to read this fabulous novel :)

  39. karenk says:

    im a follower :)

  40. I’m a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Patricia Boyle says:

    Please enter my name in the book giveaway. Thanks for offering the opportuntiy to win a book.

    pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

  42. Patricia N says:

    Good review! Sounds like one I’d enjoy, especially with the sister aspect. Thanks for the giveaway!
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

  43. Patricia N says:

    I follow your blog via GFC as Patricia N
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

  44. Tami says:

    Book sounds awesome! follow you on twitter.

  45. Tami says:


  46. Carol Thompson says:

    I had not heard of this book before this but it sounds like a good read so please enter me in the giveaway.

    I already Follow via GFC – buddyt

    Thanks for opening it to all.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  47. bookworm says:

    This one does sound good Dar, glad you enjoyed it :)

  48. Ashley says:

    I love books that alternate between time periods. The Legacy sounds wonderful. Please enter me in the giveaway!

    I am a GFC Follower.

  49. Linda Kish says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  50. Linda Kish says:

    I am a GFC follower

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  51. I love those books that you just HAVE to keep reading. I am ready for one of those right now. Thanks for the chance!

    Extra entry for being a GFC follower.


  52. Na says:

    I would love to knock this book off my wishlist. I love the centuries old mystery and can’t wait to uncover it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  53. Na says:

    I am a GFC follower.

  54. Lisa Garrett says:

    This one has been on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. Lisa Garrett says:

    I follow via GFC: Lisa Garrett

  56. Staci says:

    I can’t wait to read my copy from NetGalley…sounds like a great story!!!

  57. Veens says:

    What a beautiful cover. And an equally good plot. Sounds like a good read :)

  58. Please count me in!

    And I follow you via Google Reader…


  59. Melody says:

    The book sounds great! Please count me in for the giveaway. I’m already a follower. 😉

  60. nfmgirl says:

    I’d love a shot at this one. Please count me in. Thank you!

    I follow


    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  61. I’m glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  62. rebecca says:

    please enter me..
    sounds like a good read

  63. Samantha says:

    I cannot wait to read this one!!! I’ve been considering putting it on hold at the library for awhile now but your review has convince me that I NEED to read it :) And the cover is just gorgeous as well!

  64. emily l says:

    This sounds great! I would love to be entered!

  65. Karen Wapinski says:

    Looks intense, I’d love to read it.
    I am a GFC follower

    faefever25 at hotmail dot com

  66. Jo-Jo says:

    I would love to be entered in this giveaway Dar!
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  67. Jo-Jo says:

    I’m also a follower.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  68. Amanda says:

    I’ve been seeing this one around and it just sounds cool. I also like the cover although I’ve heard some people say it’s not really what they thought the book’s cover should look like. Hmmm.

    I’m a follower and I’m tweeting this over @vegasbookgirl

    libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

  69. RJB says:

    this book sound awesome….
    please enter me

  70. FHC says:

    definitely looking good by the cover and storyline..

  71. FHC says:

    following gfc – faith hope cherrytea

  72. Hoot says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. The book sounds good.

  73. Hoot says:

    I follow via GFC as Jessy

  74. […] never be discovered.  I was first introduced to Katherine Webb when I read her  novel The Legacy (my review) and really enjoyed it.  I knew that I’d love to read another of hers and I wasn’t  […]

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