Leath’s Legacy

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Leath's Legacy

Leath’s Legacy

I love stories that take me to a place I’ve never been and allow me to feel as if I was there. Leath’s Legacy easily achieves this feat. Set in the countryside of New Zealand, Anne Ashby does an incredible job of drawing you into the story and allowing you to visually picture each scene as it unfolds. Whether it’s the shoreline of the beach, a walk through the bush or the meanderings around the property, you get a feel for the lay of the land without ever realizing she’s taken the time to describe it.

While the trope of inheriting from an unknown benefactor isn’t new, Leath’s Legacy puts a new spin on it with the mystery of finding out the relationship to the benefactor. It’s a mystery that keeps you turning the pages, one after another, hoping to figure out the connection. Leath and Kirk’s characters were both solid, well intended and genuinely good. It takes a bit to get into the romance aspects of the story, as the beginning is mostly about the renovations of the property, but I didn’t mind that part and enjoyed seeing Leath and her brother’s ideas come to life. I felt the romance was on par and believable in every day life and liked the added touch of Kirk dealing with his father’s disease.

Although there are no explicit sex scenes, Leath’s Leagacy does contain a fair amount of sexual tension between the two main characters. At times this can be quite spicy, but in my opinion it still remains true to a clean romance.

I enjoyed this story about a couple in New Zealand. Leath inherited a parcel of land from someone she didn’t know. The story encompassed her search for the background of her benefactor and the trials of her neighbor, who was struggling with his father’s illness. This story handled the topic of Alzheimer’s very well. Since my own grandmother suffered from the disease, I was grateful to read a story that portrayed both the suffering of the one with the illness and the loved ones who are also suffering. The physical attraction between Leath and Kirk was portrayed with more detail than I like, and I wouldn’t feel comfortable handing the book to my daughters. Since I appreciated the topics covered in the book, I rated it five stars but with a caution to sensitive readers. There is also swearing in the book which might offend some readers.
Absolutely brilliant. Love how Anne’s character’s are people we can relate to, not people we would never ever meet! Love the research utilised to ensure details as accurate as possible. I loved the portrayal of Kirk’s father with his Alzheimer’s. Felt emotionally connected to their journey and sympathised with Kirk’s guilt and feelings of anger, as working with dementia personally, these are very accurate feelings often seen from loved ones. I loved the details put in to tracing done who Penny was, it felt like you were in a race to follow 2 plots, many different questions, yet at the same time they were so well linked. Brilliant.
Can’t wait for more of your books, will have to go and re-read the WHOLE lot again 🙂
Thank you for giving us the pleasure of your books Anne!

5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t Put It Down

on February 8, 2015
I have read all of Anne’s books and this was like all the others – superb. I couldn’t put it down. The characters are realistic and believable and I love having the setting in New Zealand. The story line was intriguing and kept you guessing as to what would happen next. More Anne please.
on January 2, 2015
Having read only a handful of books set in New Zealand, I welcomed this opportunity to escape into the lives of two delightfully flawed protagonists and their families. From the start, I was hooked and wanted to know more about the unknown benefactor who had willed thirty acres of land to the Robson siblings and the man who was determined to buy this property. Ms. Ashby demonstrates superb storytelling abilities as she skillfully and seamlessly weaves romance and genealogy into the parallel story-lines of this beautifully crafted novel.
on December 15, 2014
I really enjoyed Anne’s latest book – set in the far north of New Zealand. It has the unravelling of mistaken ideas about the two main characters plus the added bonus of sorting out the lead character’s family history. I look forward to more in this vein.
All set in a beautiful New Zealand beach environment

January 22, 2016

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