Friday, April 29, 2016

THE INHERITANCE - Michael Phillips - One Free Book, Plus More

Dear Readers, today we're featuring a book by a very well-known author, but there is no interview. However, we do have our usual giveaway. When you leave a comment, be sure to tell us if you've read any of his books, and if so, which one is your favorite. 

I first became aware of Michael Phillips when I read almost all of the George MacDonald series he adapted for modern audiences.

Bio: Michael Phillips is a bestselling author with more than 70 of his own titles. In addition, he has served as editor/redactor of nearly 30 more books. He is known as the man responsible for the reawakened interest in George MacDonald of the last 30 years. In addition to the MacDonald titles adapted/edited for today's reader, his publishing efforts in bringing back full-length quality facsimile editions also spawned renewed interest in MacDonald's original work. Michael and his wife, Judy, spend time each year in Scotland but make their home near Sacramento, California.

The Inheritance

The death of the clan patriarch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whale's Reef into turmoil.

Everyone assumed MacGregor Tulloch's heir to be his grand-nephew David, a local favorite, but when it is discovered that MacGregor left no will, David's grasping cousin Hardy submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island’s land. And while Hardy doesn’t enjoy much popular support, he has the backing of a shadowy group of North Sea oil investors. The courts have frozen the estate’s assets while the competing claims are investigated, leaving many of the residents in financial limbo. The future of the island-and its traditional way of life-hangs in the balance.

Loni Ford is enjoying her rising career in a large investment firm in Washington, DC. Yet in spite of her outward success, she is privately plagued by questions of identity. Orphaned as a young child, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, and while she loves them dearly, she feels completely detached from her roots. That is until a mysterious letter arrives from a Scottish solicitor. . . .

Past and present collide in master storyteller Phillips's dramatic new saga of loss and discovery, of grasping and grace, and of the dreams of men and women everywhere.

Chapter One
A Boy and a Bird
Whales Reef, Shetland Islands
On a late afternoon of a surprisingly warm day, a small lad sat on a large stone with the blue of sky and water spreading out before him. The air was full of motion, but for this one of Shetland’s minor islands the wind was relatively light. The chair-rock of his perch jutted out of the ground near a high bluff overlooking the sea.
The boy lifted his face to the fragrant breeze as he watched the birds soaring above. He loved the birds, and he loved the sea. But today that love was tinged with sadness.
He looked beside him. On a tuft of sea grass lay a tiny bird with a broken wing.
The boy was only seven, but the music of the angels stirred within him. He valued life in all its forms. From almost the moment he was born he possessed an uncanny connection to the animal kingdom. It was not merely that he loved animals. The boy understood them far beyond the usual capacity of humans to comprehend their winged and four-footed brethren of creation.

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J.C. said...

Looking forward to this so much! My sister has read multiple books by this author (actually two of my sisters have) and so I have it on good "authority" that Mr. Phillips is great at what he does!

J.C. said...

Forgot to add....
J.C. -Indiana-

Kathy Anderson said...

I have never read any of Michael Phillips books. He is a new to me author. The first chapter sounds very intriguing. I have heard of George McDonald before. I am trying to remember if we read any of his books in high school. But that was over 30 years ago.

Thank you for making a books available to us.

Kathy A. Southwest MO

Melanie Backus said...

This one sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Melanie Backus, Texas

Melanie Backus said...

This one sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Melanie Backus, Texas

Mary Preston said...

A beautiful location too.

Mary P


Connie said...

No, I haven't read Michael's books but he is very popular with the patrons of our local library.
Connie from KY

Connie said...

No, I haven't read Michael's books but he is very popular with the patrons of our local library.
Connie from KY

Deanna Stevens said...

I have not read any of Michael's books YET! This one sounds very good!
I've been reading some great positive reviews..
Dee in NEBR

R Merr said...

I am a huge Michael Phillips. I have read and own most of his books. My favorite series is Secret of the Rose. I guess maybe Angel Harp is my favorite book, though that's a really tough one to answer. Great author!

Rachael in Maine

Winnie Thomas said...

Thanks for introducing me to a new-to-me author. This book sounds so intriguing. I've been to Scotland but not to the Shetland Islands. I'll have to look into his books.

Winnie T from Utah

Caryl Kane said...

I've not read any of Michael Phillips's books. This book sounds intriguing.

Caryl K in TEXAS

Bakersdozen said...

I can't believe that I haven't read any of his work. I also want to read the "Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister Series_.


Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Conway, SC.

Abigail Richmond said...

I love MP's books. Especially the Secret of the Rose series! This looks awesome! Please enter me.
Blanch NC

rubynreba said...

I have not read any of Michael's books yet. Another author for me to look for. Please enter me! Thanks!
Beth from IA

Kim hansen said...

Sounds like a good read. North Platte Nebraska.

Terrill R. said...

I'm looking forward to this new novel. I really enjoy heavily detailed family sagas.

Terrill - WA