Item description for A Daughter's Inheritance (Broadmoor Legacy, Book 1) by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller...
Overview Lose Yourself in the History, Opulence, and Elegance of the Thousand Islands 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. Dare she follow her heart and risk going against her family? What if she loses everything she's ever known? It all comes down to one choice: What does Fanny Broadmoor want her legacy to be?
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, CD
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 360.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.48" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
Series Broadmoor Legacy
Series Number 1
ISBN 159859317X ISBN13 9781598593174
Availability 0 units.
More About Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller
Tracie Peterson is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Learn more at www.traciepeterson.com.
Tracie Peterson currently resides in the state of Missouri.
Tracie Peterson has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about A Daughter's Inheritance (Broadmoor Legacy, Book 1)?
Don't expect an ending to this story.... Nov 5, 2008
I love Tracie Peterson and she writes well, BUT. Let's have an ending. I have read the first 2 books in this series (I only skimmed the second) and still Franny has not had an ending to her story. Perhaps others like for the plot to continue through several books but I like to have a conclusion. I love series where the characters trade the lead in the story but don't force me to buy the next book in order to see how the story ends.
Slow Moving but Good Read Oct 7, 2008
The storyline focuses on one of three cousins, Fanny Broadmoor, coming of age in the late 1800s. Some elements of the plot are typical - an heiress, a plotting guardian, and a forbidden love - but when woven together, they make an intriguing story.
The first three chapters are told almost exclusively from Fanny's perspective with a brief excerpt near the end of chapter 3 coming from another character's perspective. I thought this was an excellent way to "set the stage" and allow the reader to glean Fanny's opinion of the characters she interacts with. This technique also exposes Fanny's naïveté as she places her trust in certain characters.
Fanny, the main character, is a very believable character and I felt like she and the Broadmoors actually existed in history. The descriptions of the Broadmoor home and Thousand Islands paint another believable picture of what living in the 1890s was like for a wealthy.
My only dislike of the book is that the plot is very slow to start and at times lacks suspense and/or excitement. While a slow-moving plot is bearable, I felt overwhelmed by the amount of development and lack of forward motion. Finally, in chapter 19 the plot picks up and some additional twists are added.
Because of the slow movement, I considered putting the book down at times, but I'm glad I stuck it out to the final page. The end intrigued me enough to make me want to read the next book coming out this fall. Watch for An Unexpected Love, book 2 in Broadmoor Legacy.
Well told Historical Story...light on the romance. Aug 30, 2008
I thought this story was really well told. I totally disagree with a previous reviewer who said the story line was immature and lacked depth.
I thought the characters were fleshed out very well. I loved Fanny's personality, and I really liked her cousins too. The authors were even able to make Sophie likeable despite her major personality flaws.
I also thought the villians in this book were well done, they made me cringe.
The setting was like a character itself. I've never been to the Thousand Islands, but reading this book made me feel like I was there.
The one thing I'd like to have seen take center stage is the romance. This story was very light in that area. The protangonist is separated from her love interest for 90-95% of the story. If you like a historical story and not really a mushy romance, this one is definitely for you.
I like a little mush though, and although this story was well told, the romance was a very minor part of the book.
a fairly good start to a series Aug 24, 2008
"A Daughter's Inheritance" is the first book in the Broadmoor Legacy series by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller. I found the book to be enjoyable yet the beginning was quite slow. I was hesitant in beginning the series for quite some time since I had tried to read the Bells of Lowell series in the past. It is also co-written by Peterson and Miller. I got through the first 5 chapters and finally returned the book to the library without finishing it. However, I found the Broadmoor Legacy series to be quite different.
Cousins Fanny, Sophie, and Amanda Broadmoor are the best of friends. However when Fanny receives 1/3 of her grandfather's inheritance, the oppressiveness of society threatens to tear them apart. Fanny's Uncle Jonas tries multiple times to think of ways to control her money. Meanwhile, Fanny herself cares little about the ways of high society and much rather spend her time fishing or exploring on Broadmoor Island, her family's summer home. In fact she has fallen in love with Michael, her family's boat keeper. Should Fanny follow her heart, or will the oppressive ways of society keep her from losing everything she loves dearly?
I really enjoyed the setting of this series. I knew almost nothing about New York in the late 1890's nor anything about the Thousand Islands so it was quite interesting to read about the setting during that time period. I found the beginning of the book quite slow however it really picked up near the middle when the family visits Broadmoor Island. Furthermore, it also picks up when Fanny's uncle starts his schemeing ways in trying to get her money. The book ends with a cliffhanger-like ending where Jonas is starting another one of his plans. I really do hope we get a resolution in Fanny and Michael's situation in the next book. I know "An Unexpected Love" is to be focused around Fanny's cousin Sophie but I hope Fanny and Michael get their happily ever after. :)
Overall, it was a good start to a series. I find I enjoy a Tracie Peterson book more when she writes them herself instead of co-authoring. However if you are a Tracie Peterson fan I reccommend reading the series. You will most likely enjoy it. :)
Two Great Authors - Double the Pleasure! May 29, 2008
Set in 1897, two masters of Inspirational and American history, Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller, enter the world of elegance, opulence, and bitter family rivalries in Book number one of the Broadmoor Legacy. The story centers around three cousins, Amanda, Sophie, and Fanny Broadmoor who are as close as sisters until their grandfather dies, and the terms of his will causes repercussions and bitter rivalry within the family which could sever their precious bond.
The story while centering around the youngest cousin Fanny gives good insight and background to several other members of the family (not all of them likeable). Fanny who was closest to her grandparents, after being orphaned at the age of ten, was also the most down to earth in spite of living an indulgent life with her grandparents. Spending much of her time on the island at Broadmoor Castle (situated in the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River of upper New York) Fanny was more at home out of doors fishing with her best friend and secret love Michael Atwell, than in the ballrooms mingling with society's rich and famous of that era.
*** The authors, after a short prologue showing Fanny to be the most optimistic and naïve of the three cousins; having returned home from school to find her beloved grandfather dying. After his passing the bulk of the estate was divided in thirds. One third each to his two surviving sons; Fanny's Uncles Jonas and Quincy, and one third going to Fanny, only child of the third son, her father, the deceased Langley Broadmoor. As clearly detailed by the authors, Fanny's inheritance did not sit well with her avariciously and power hungry Uncle Jonas who was unfortunately, as the eldest son, appointed as her guardian.
The naivety and trust Fanny holds is clearly defined as her uncle Jonas begins his manipulations to gain absolute control of Fanny's inheritance. Fanny was pretty much clueless as to the extremes her uncle would go to achieve his own selfish ends, especially in so far as trying to sink Fanny's relationship and future dreams of a life with her best friend and love, Michael Atwell, who was employed as the family's boat keeper. The question arose, would Fanny follow her heart or bow to society dictates while being manipulated by her uncle?
In keeping the adventure high, and knowing he needs money to gain permission to even ask for Fanny's hand in marriage Michael accepts a deal and the funds Uncle Jonas loans him as the grub stake money he needed to go off and search for gold in the Yukon. Uncle Jonas is hoping that with Michael gone, he could easily maneuver Fanny's affections in the right direction; towards a man that Jonas can manipulate while still controlling Fanny's wealth.
As the authors fleshed out the three cousins, the reader sees the three diverse personalities emerge and their bond and apparent love for one another. But now, no longer carefree children, would life's realities interfere with that love, or would family loyalties and jealousy break their bond of friendship?
Book one of the Broadmoor Legacy is a terrific Americana historical set in the 1890's era of the rich and famous. The three Broadmoor cousins' personalities are diverse enough to offer highly anticipated story lines as we anxiously await Fanny and Michael's uncertain future. Although very historical in nature the underlying inspirational theme is beautifully portrayed but in a completely un-preachy way. It's always a treat to read Tracie Peterson and/or Judith Miller, but with this collaboration the reader gets a treat with double the pleasure.