After three years on a whaling voyage, Henry Macy returns to Nantucket to news that his grandmother has passed, bequeathing her vast fortune to him and his sister, Hitty. And it was truly vast. But Lillian Coffin was no fool. The inheritance comes with a steep cost, including when they should marry and whom--a Quaker in good standing, of course. But if they relinquish the inheritance, it all goes to Tristram Macy, their father's thieving business partner.
As Hitty and Henry seek a way to satisfy the will's conditions, they'll be faced with obstacles on every side--and it may be that Lillian Coffin will have the last word after all.
Published October 2nd 2018
by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Meet the Author:
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Phoebe's Light and Minding the Light, as well as the Amish Beginnings, The Bishop's Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She has also written several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. Fisher lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow her on Twitter @suzannewfisher and Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor.
This is the third installment in the Nantucket Legacy series from Suzanne Woods Fisher.
I was very excited to hear Hitty and Henry were getting their own book and was able to catch up with them all grown up. Of course this story is told through a dual timeline of the seventeenth and the nineteenth century through "Old Mary's" diary. Even though this book is part of a series I felt it was still a stand alone story.
The author weaves words together to bring both the characters and setting to life for me. Hitty and Henry have always had a close relationship as twins would, but the thoughtful Henry and the insecure Hitty must meet the terms of their grandmother's will in order to inherit. I enjoyed watching them navigate the terms of the will. Just when you think you have the story figured out I found twists and turns that I hadn't guessed. Both characters are complex, but well developed.
The plot quickly pulled me in and held me until the last page was turned. So, for me it was a one sitting read. It is filled with many historical facts, so I know the author's research was thorough.
I loved this book and it's probably my favorite in the series. It's a book I would recommend to anyone who loves history, romance, or a good story.
**I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.