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The Inheritance #ourgoodlifebooklist

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest feedback.

The Story:

When conflict photographer Jackson Swann dies, he leaves behind a conflict of his own making when his three daughters, each born from a different mother and unknown to each other, discover that they’re now part owners of Maison de Madelaine, the family’s Oregon vineyard—a once-famous business struggling to recover from a worldwide economic collapse.

After a successful career as a child TV star, a disastrous time as a teen pop star, and now a successful author, Tess is, for the first time in her life, suffering from a serious case of writer’s block and identity crisis.

Charlotte, brought up to be a proper Southern wife, has given up her own career goals to support her husband while having spent the past year struggling to conceive a child to create a more perfect marriage. On the worst day of her life, she discovers her beloved father has died, she has two sisters she’d never been told about, and her husband has fallen in love with another woman.

Natalie, daughter of Jack’s long-time mistress, has always known about both half-sisters. Still mourning the loss of her mother, the death of her father a year later is a devastating blow. And she can’t help feeling that both her sisters may resent her for being the daughter their father decided to keep.

As the sisters reluctantly gather at the family vineyard, they're enchanted by the legacy they've inherited, and by their grandmother’s rich stories of life in WWII France and the love she found with a wounded American soldier who brought her to Oregon where they started Maison de Madelaine.

My Take:

I enjoyed this book very much.  For me it was a fast read as I was immersed into the story immediately. I am a big fan of stories about sisters, and this book had a new and interesting take on a group of women who were blood sisters but some who didn't know about the others.  My favorite character was the grandmother, and I would have like to have had more stories from her. I am a big fan of historical fiction and I felt this book just touched on the best part of this book. It was a lot more romance than historical fiction, much more set in current times than in the past.  All that said, I enjoyed learning about each of the sisters and watching their relationship develop. I also missed getting to know Jackson, their father, a bit more. He was an interesting character but died far too soon, in my opinion!  I would recommend this book but to my historical fiction fans, this one just touches on World War II, you can find deeper, more full stories on that elsewhere.

The Author:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author JoAnn Ross has been published in twenty-seven countries. The author of over 100 novels, JoAnn lives with her husband and many rescue pets — who pretty much rule the house — in the Pacific Northwest.


Author: JoAnn Ross

ISBN: 9781335418562

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Publisher: HQN Books

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  1. This sounds like such an amazing read, looking forward to checking this out.

  2. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. I am adding it to my reading list for sure.

  3. This sounds like a good book. It would be perfect for a plane trip to pass the time.

  4. I am always looking for new books to add to my reading list! This one looks like a great read to dive into- thanks for putting this title on my radar!

  5. Richelle Escat8:54 PM

    I think I had watched a telenovela similar to this story. But I'm sure this is way more complicated story than that. Thanks for sharing this.

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  8. My sister is going through something similar with her bio fathers family. She has siblings she knows of that don't know about her and recently found out there were more she didn't know about. She is also going through a little crisis of self and who she is and where she belongs. This sounds like a great read!

  9. I need to read something that hooks me right away. This sounds like a great read.

  10. It's interesting to read the information about the book and the author. It's an interesting title and I'd like to read it over the weekend.

  11. It's beautiful to discover new books. I love reading and this one sounds so interesting!

  12. The premise of this novel sounds interesting! I'm sure there are a lot of unresolved issues between the daughters!

  13. Sounds like a great book. I'm always up for reading. I'm looking for new books to read now too. I'll have to check out this one.

  14. This sounds like it would be an interesting book. The good thing is once I've read it my mum would love it too.

  15. Sounds like a lovely read. I am always looking for good suggestions and this would be a nice one to add to the list.

  16. I don't have sisters but this looks like an interesting read for book lovers out there.

  17. Anonymous12:51 PM

    That sounds like a great read! I'll definitely check out this book, the story sounds interesting to me 👌🏻

    Everything Enchaning

  18. Been contemplating on what Book to read since I wanna go back to reading. Glad I came over this post. Seems like a pretty interesting book to read.


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