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…
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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.2011 Challenges, 2011•100 Books or More Challenge, 2011•ARC Tracking Challenge, 2011•eBook Tracking Challenge, TLC Tours | Comments (81)