Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Inheritance by Nora Roberts

A centuries-old curse. A promise made in the past. A secret only she can uncover.

Inheritance is the first in The Lost Bride Trilogy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—a tale of tragedies, loves found and lost, and a family haunted for generations.

1806: Astrid Poole sits in her bridal clothes, overwhelmed with happiness. But before her marriage can be consummated, she is murdered, and the circle of gold torn from her finger. Her last words are a promise to Collin never to leave him…

Graphic designer Sonya MacTavish is stunned to learn that her late father had a twin he never knew about—and that her newly discovered uncle, Collin Poole, has left her almost everything he owned, including a majestic Victorian house on the Maine coast, which the will stipulates she must live in it for at least three years. Her engagement recently broken, she sets off to find out why the boys were separated at birth—and why it was all kept secret until a genealogy website brought it to light.

Trey, the young lawyer who greets her at the sprawling clifftop manor, notes Sonya’s unease—and acknowledges that yes, the place is haunted… but just a little. Sure enough, Sonya finds objects moved and music playing out of nowhere. She sees a painting by her father inexplicably hanging in her deceased uncle’s office, and a portrait of a woman named Astrid, whom the lawyer refers to as “the first lost bride.” It’s becoming clear that Sonya has inherited far more than a house. She has inherited a centuries-old curse, and a puzzle to be solved if there is any hope of breaking it…


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Inheritance by Nora Roberts

Book 1
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St. Martin’s Press (Macmillan)



“So no, I’m not going to let some dead, murderous witch scare me off. It’s not her house. It’s mine. I don’t believe in curses, but if I did? If you can cast one, you can break one.”     Cleo picked up her wine, toasted. “That’s damn right.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the first book in a trilogy, and it definitely leaves you wanting more – and quickly! So cliffhanger haters, be warned!

I love the layering of this story, and the time travel dreams which soon cause the heroine, Sonya, to wonder just what she has stepped into!

We meet her dissolving her relationship and leaving her job due to an unfaithful and vindictive fiancé. She is then catapulted into a new life, as an heiress of a haunted mansion in Maine, with a decision to stay man free seriously challenged by the arrival of the rather wonderful Trey.

As she tries to rebuild her career, and understand the somewhat cryptic messages and frightening dreams of her inheritance, we travel with her in this unexpected change of direction of her life – finding out more about her father's family is intriguing for sure. I loved that once her best friend Cleo came to visit, she decided to also move and support her in this adventure – always good to have a friend by one's side when things go really weird!

Expect lots of gothic drama and modern-day romance in this very engaging and page turning story... I just need book two and soon!



She got out, simply stood in the kick of wind and studied, what, through fate or lineage or the luck of the draw, could be hers.


Author Bio

NORA ROBERTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 230 novels, including Legacy, The Awakening, Hideaway, Under Currents, The Chronicles of The One trilogy, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

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“How are you liking the manor? Everybody up there treating you all right?”     “I like it very much, but it’s just me.”     He winked at her. “It’s never just you in Lost Bride Manor.”


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St. Martin’s Press.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided with a free copy of Inheritance (The Lost Bride Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts to read and review.

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