Rating: ***– 3 Stars
GENRE: Historical Christian Fiction
BOOK SUMMARY: 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.
REVIEWER COMMENTS: This is the first out of 3 books of the Broadmoor Legacy series, and it begins with a little background on the Broadmoors, a 19th Century New York wealthy family, fucusing on the 3 cousins, Fanny, Sophie, and Amanda, and their different personalities and levels of maturity and faith. Fanny, who is orphaned as a young child, takes center stage here, as well as her coming to terms with her dysfunctional family, her own personal faith and relationship with God, and feelings toward an “unsuitable” match. I liked Peterson and Millers dialogues and writing, which are very characteristic of the time period, and the main character, whose maturity and personality go way beyond her 17 years. I also liked the Christian element throughout the series, which does not feel “imposing” but rather refreshing. I mostly liked the relationship between the three cousins and their loyalty toward each other, which is true and unyielding.
SEXUAL CONTENT: A few chaste kisses
ADULT LANGUAGE: None
*Conclusion: A nice, clean, historical fiction story. I would not call this book a romantic novel. While there is romance, it is not the focus of the story. Be aware that this book does not really have a “closure” so, be prepared to invest sometime into reading all 3 novels to find out how everything ends.