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November 18, 2023

Inheritance by Nora Roberts ~ A Review

by Susan Roberts


Inheritance
is the first in The Lost Bride Trilogy—a tale of tragedies, loves found and lost, and a family haunted for generations.

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book cover of romance novel Inheritance by Nora Roberts
November 2023; St. Martin's Press; 978-1250288325
audio, ebook, print (432 pages); romance

Every spring, Nora Roberts publishes a standalone suspense novel plus in the fall, she releases a book in her current trilogy.  I don't usually read her trilogy because, for the past years, they have been magical realism and/or paranormal.  I really enjoyed her stand-alone book this year so I decided to try one of her trilogies.  Inheritance is the first book in her Lost Bride Trilogy.  I will admit that I didn't like it as much as I enjoyed her spring stand-alone book but it was still an interesting and well-written book and I'm looking forward to books 2 and 3.

Sonya is a graphic designer and is getting ready to marry her long-term boyfriend when she finds her fiancĂ© in bed with her cousin.  Since they work together she decided to let people know that the marriage has been cancelled but not why. He starts to give her trouble at work and she reveals the truth of the break-up and then decides to start a business on her own - a long-time dream.  She's amazed when she finds out that an unknown uncle has left her a mansion in Maine -- she had no idea that her father had a twin brother.  The only requirement is that she has to live in the house for three years.  If she leaves before the three years are up, she loses not only the house but all of the money that she inherited.  She decides that her life is at a turning point and she might as well check it out.  When Trey, the young lawyer handling the inheritance,  meets her at the house, he admits that the house is haunted.  She soon finds objects moved around and hears music playing at night.  Overall, the ghost (s) appear to be very friendly - they keep the house clean and make her bed every day.  But there is one ghost who is evil and who has put a curse on any woman who becomes a bride in the house.  As Sonya digs into the history of the house, she finds that several women have been murdered on their wedding day.  She and Trey have become romantically involved and they decide to try to end the curse on the brides but put themselves in grave danger.  

The ending was a real shocker and I can't wait to see how book 2 handles it.  

My only complaint about the book is that it's a bit slow and, I think, too long but the author needed to get all of the background details for the trilogy into the plot of the first book and I expect that the next two books will move along faster.  

I can't wait for the next 2 books!

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Susan Roberts grew up in Michigan but loves the laid-back life at her home in the Piedmont area of North Carolina where she is two hours from the beach to the east and the mountains in the west.  She reads almost anything but her favorite genres are Southern Fiction and Historical Fiction.  

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