“Cousins Amanda, Sophie, and Fanny Broadmoor are as close as sisters, but when their grandfather dies, the terms of his will just might destroy their bond. Seventeen-year-old Fanny has never put much stock in the conventions of society, In fact, she has given her heart to Michael, the family boat-keeper. But when she receives a surprising inheritance, she discovers just how oppressive society can be.. and that she may be trusting the wrong people. Dare she follow her heart and risk going against her family? What if she loses everything she’s ever known? It all comes down to one choice: What does Fanny Broadmoor want her legacy to be?”
One thing’s for sure, Fanny does not want the legacy that her Uncle Jonas wants for her. This is the first novel in “The Broadmoor Legacy” trilogy. It is a great novel with an excellent start to the trilogy. I found the first few chapters full of sorrow, but they do set the scene and everything else for the rest of the book. The island that her family vacations at every year sounded like a fairy tale destination: gorgeous scenery, lovely castle, and beautiful attire for the females. Who wouldn’t want to stay there? I absolutely love Tracie Peterson’s novels and Judith Miller is also an author whose books I enjoy reading. So whenever they co-write a book or series I know that it is going to be phenomenal. This book, and series, is remarkable. My opinion of Uncle Jonas wasn’t positive. What makes him think that he has the right to try to cheat Fanny out of what she deserves? He doesn’t deserve to have everything that he does. But even though he was manipulating and deceiving Fanny she still trusted him, granted she didn’t know that he was manipulating her but still. His actions got me thinking, though. We really don ‘t know people as well as we think we do. They may be one of the kindest people we have ever met but on the inside, they could be the complete opposites. It goes to show that the only person who will always be there for you and never lie to you is Jesus. “But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil” ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:3.