I have been a fan of Nora Roberts for many years, and the start of this book trilogy reminds me why.  The imagery, the emotions, and the storyline had me hooked after the first few chapters. Sonya’s character, her strong personality, and quickness on her feet, I wish I had more of those traits. The way she deals with each new “quirk” in the house, made me wonder how would I be in her situation. 

I have always been fascinated by ghost stories and knowing about places that are haunted, even though I won’t go into a haunted house during Halloween. The fact that Sonya lives in this house now, and how she adapts to all that is thrown her way, just made me love her character more.  I could not put this book down once I started, and I can not wait for the second one
I received a complimentary copy of the book from St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

From the back of the book:

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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