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The Legacy [Read] ➵ The Legacy ➲ Katherine Webb – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk When they were children, Erica Calcott and her sister, Beth, spent their summer holidays at Storton Manor Now, following the death of their grandmother, they have returned to the grand, imposing house When they were children, Erica Calcott and her sister, Beth, spent their summer holidays at Storton Manor Now, following the death of their grandmother, they have returned to the grand, imposing house in Wiltshire, England Unable to stem the tide of childhood memories that arise as she sorts through her grandmother s belongings, Erica thinks back to the summer her cousin Henry vanished mysteriously from the estate, an event that tore their family to pieces It is time, she believes, to lay the past to rest, bring her sister some peace, and finally solve the mystery of her cousin s disappearanceBut sifting through remnants of a bygone time is bringing a secret family history to light one that stretches back over a century, to a beautiful society heiress in Oklahoma, a haunting, savage land across the ocean And as past and present converge, Erica and Beth must come to terms with two shocking acts of betrayal and the heartbreaking legacy they left behind.


10 thoughts on “The Legacy

  1. Cynnamon Cynnamon says:

    Historical family mystery with romance.Evil grandmother dies Granddaughters inherit the English country manor under the condition that they move in This would be a great start for a haunted house story, but this is not where we are going here.The book has even two mysteries for the price of one 1 Why was the grandmother such a mean old hag And why did she hate the local traveler family so much 2 What happened to the granddaughters cousin who vanished at the age of twelve when spending the Historical family mystery with romance.Evil grandmother dies Granddaughters inherit the English country manor under the condition that they move in This would be a great start for a haunted house story, but this is not where we are going here.The book has even two mysteries for the price of one 1 Why was the grandmother such a mean old hag And why did she hate the local traveler family so much 2 What happened to the granddaughters cousin who vanished at the age of twelve when spending the summer with the grandmother and the girls in the manor What sets this story off other similar tales is that the exotic part of the story does not happen in India or other part of Asia, but in the US.I found none of the female characters particularly likeable and their behavior often quite incomprehensible Also all of them seem to have inherited a huge amount of incapability from the great grandmother.Nevertheless it was interesting to find out what happened after all.So this ends up in my eyes with 2.5 stars rounded up


  2. Kinga Kinga says:

    Two stories for the price of one Historical romance and contemporary romance all in one book Not one but TWO secrets Gypsies, Indians, cowboys, aristocrats Dead husbands Missing children Wild West Old English Manor And whatever else you can conjure up all in this i one book about generations of women who like nothing better than to sweep things under the rug and sit on it staring into the space, as if nothing happened Also, a warning tale sweep things under the rug, you go mad, just as Two stories for the price of one Historical romance and contemporary romance all in one book Not one but TWO secrets Gypsies, Indians, cowboys, aristocrats Dead husbands Missing children Wild West Old English Manor And whatever else you can conjure up all in this i one book about generations of women who like nothing better than to sweep things under the rug and sit on it staring into the space, as if nothing happened Also, a warning tale sweep things under the rug, you go mad, just as it happened to Beth Her sister, Erica, finally decides she s had enough of secrets and vows to go to the bottom of it all.You can t help but cheer her on, because there is nothingfrustrating that people refusing to talk about certain things that and food stuck between your teeth The pages turn quickly as you follow Erica as she uncovers the legacy of secrets Things get hot and exciting and you do wish fervently that Erica will get the guy in the end for all her trouble


  3. Alayne Emmett Alayne Emmett says:

    This book was unfortunately slow and laborious to read It has taken me longer than usual to finish this one as I just found it very hard going Usually I give up on a book if I don t like it but, this was bought for me by a family member and I didn t feel it was right to just not read it to the end.Although this was a dual time line it didn t gel together very well.I found my concentration slipping at times but I was determined to get through to the end.


  4. Hayley Hayley says:

    When Beth and Erica Calcott return to their family home they start to sort through their Grandmother s belongings and forgotten fragments of family history start to break the surface of the present day Memories of their cousin Henry who disappeared and their Grandmother, a bitter and twisted old woman.I really like books about different generations of families and this plot had such potential but it really failed to deliver for me The female characters were so frustrating and I just wanted to When Beth and Erica Calcott return to their family home they start to sort through their Grandmother s belongings and forgotten fragments of family history start to break the surface of the present day Memories of their cousin Henry who disappeared and their Grandmother, a bitter and twisted old woman.I really like books about different generations of families and this plot had such potential but it really failed to deliver for me The female characters were so frustrating and I just wanted to shake them by the shoulders and yell pull yourselves together I hated the way that Erica followed Dinny around all of the time and the way that Erica, Beth and Dinny had the same old conversation about the past again and again.It was very frustrating how the story went from 1904 to the present day I would read what had happened in 1904 and then have to cope with pages and pages of the characters trying to discover what had happened How boring Forgettable


  5. Gail Gail says:

    I read The Unseen first and never thought a book could be better How wrong I was, thankfully I was totally and uttery engrossed in this book which was heartbreaking in parts Lost love, mystery, intrigue and, well, just about everything you would want in a really good book I literally could not put my kindle down, it was my eyes that kept closing which reminded me I had to sleep at some point I loved and despised Caroline and Meredith in turns, it s such a roller coaster of emotions I feel c I read The Unseen first and never thought a book could be better How wrong I was, thankfully I was totally and uttery engrossed in this book which was heartbreaking in parts Lost love, mystery, intrigue and, well, just about everything you would want in a really good book I literally could not put my kindle down, it was my eyes that kept closing which reminded me I had to sleep at some point I loved and despised Caroline and Meredith in turns, it s such a roller coaster of emotions I feel completely and utterly drained now I have finished it The only slight criticism I can make, and I emphasise slight, is that I would have liked to knowabout Hutch, Joe and Magpie but, as I don t want to give too much of this brilliant story away, I can overlook it.I honestly and truly cannot wait for another book by this author, as I love how she writes so descriptively I could virtually feel the heat and visualise the prairie Lovely book and highly recommended


  6. ~The Bookish Redhead~ ~The Bookish Redhead~ says:

    I am the kind of person that you ll find hanging around at National Trust places There is nothing I enjoyother than reading of course than having a few hours on my hands to just wander freely around a beautiful old Manor house, or a castle, or, even some stately home gardens.This book I bought solely for the fact of the entire story being based around a huge, old Manor house This story was a very slow mystery, that certainly didn t reveal anything until the very end of the story, by wh I am the kind of person that you ll find hanging around at National Trust places There is nothing I enjoyother than reading of course than having a few hours on my hands to just wander freely around a beautiful old Manor house, or a castle, or, even some stately home gardens.This book I bought solely for the fact of the entire story being based around a huge, old Manor house This story was a very slow mystery, that certainly didn t reveal anything until the very end of the story, by which time, I was nearly off the chair with excitement The author should be given credit here, as I think it is difficult to write an interesting time line story, that all blends in together perfectly.When reading this, the plot reminded me slightly of a Kate Morton style book, which is an entirely positive aspect, as I quite enjoy Kate Morton s works.I loved the fact that I felt as if I was present in the old, gothic Manor House, tip toeing on the floorboards, looking through old treasures in the attic It felt that real, it was almost creepy, and that is one of the key aspects of why I liked this book so much The world building is vital for me to be able to totally immerse myself into a story, and Katherine Webb, managed to do this with absolute ease


  7. Alyson Alyson says:

    Dual stories one Victorian, one modern day about the same family The question of What happened to Henry goes on for a bit too long or, rather, the conversations consisting of Tell me what happened No, it s better that you don t remember happened a bit too frequently and had me wishing they would just get to the point in the final conversation before the Big Reveal.I wasn t actually too crazy about either Beth or Erica, and got progressively a bitannoyed with them However, the Dual stories one Victorian, one modern day about the same family The question of What happened to Henry goes on for a bit too long or, rather, the conversations consisting of Tell me what happened No, it s better that you don t remember happened a bit too frequently and had me wishing they would just get to the point in the final conversation before the Big Reveal.I wasn t actually too crazy about either Beth or Erica, and got progressively a bitannoyed with them However, the breaks into Caroline s story were enough that they didn t wear on me too badly I thought the Victorian bits were very well done, as in a different book I would ve been annoyed with Caroline s helplessness here, I just felt sorry for her Her panic and horror at what she d done and the subsequent feeling of having no idea what to do about it was palpable On the other hand, even as our narrator, I never felt that Erica was fully fleshed out Also, her stated sense of not waiting for anything at the end of the novel feels most definitely like she s waiting.Some lovely writing and decent plotting kept my attention throughout


  8. Claire Claire says:

    Rather a lot of words for not a lot happeningAnd when something did happen, how ridiculous From the main characters to the heartbreaking secret it was all completely unbelievable The most surprising thing is that I managed to read it to the end albeit with many urges not to so it was weirdly gripping at least I m not sure that Caroline s story added anything to the book especially since Erica s gut feelings or whatever seemed to know all the answers anyway Would have been interesting Rather a lot of words for not a lot happeningAnd when something did happen, how ridiculous From the main characters to the heartbreaking secret it was all completely unbelievable The most surprising thing is that I managed to read it to the end albeit with many urges not to so it was weirdly gripping at least I m not sure that Caroline s story added anything to the book especially since Erica s gut feelings or whatever seemed to know all the answers anyway Would have been interesting as I was tempted to do quite early on to completely ignore Caroline s chapters I finished the book feeling that it really wouldn t have made much difference, but would ve made the story considerably shorter, which would have been a bonus Note to self stop reading books set in country houses that involve family secrets I never enjoy them quite as much as everyone else seems to


  9. The Book Whisperer (aka Boof) The Book Whisperer (aka Boof) says:

    The Legacy opens in 1905 with Caroline Calcott, Lady of Stourton Manor in Wiltshire, hurredly leaving the house and making her way through the grounds and into the woods, carrying a white pillowcase over her shoulder which unbeknown to the maids who watch her in surprise from the window holds a small child.The story then fast forwards to the current day and passes to Erica Calcott, Caroline s Great Granddaughter Erica and her sister Beth have come back to Stourton Manor after 23 years of bein The Legacy opens in 1905 with Caroline Calcott, Lady of Stourton Manor in Wiltshire, hurredly leaving the house and making her way through the grounds and into the woods, carrying a white pillowcase over her shoulder which unbeknown to the maids who watch her in surprise from the window holds a small child.The story then fast forwards to the current day and passes to Erica Calcott, Caroline s Great Granddaughter Erica and her sister Beth have come back to Stourton Manor after 23 years of being kept away as their Grandmother, Meredith, has passed away and left them the property in her will The two sisters haven t been to the Manor since 1986 when their cousin Henry, who also used to stay at the house with them every summer during their childhood, vanished without trace never to be heard of again Erica can t remember what happened on that day and Beth won t talk about it The story then goes further back in time to 1902 when Caroline was still living in New York and falls in love with a young cattle rancher from Oklahoma and once married, makes her way to her new life in the vast open prairies and overwhelming heat From here, the book alternated between the stories of Caroline and Erica and while we start to put tiny pieces of the puzzle together to find out the fates of both children the pages just turn themselves.I have read books before with dual narratives and I have often found that I prefer one story to the other, even to the stage where I will skim over the less favoured Not so with The Legacy Both stories are so compelling and end on cliff hangers of sorts which makes the book evenpacey and page turning In the contemporary story, themes of depression, discovery, nostaligia and deception are dealt with and with Caroline s turn of the century story there is loneliness, longing, desperation and envy which all built up to an act so impulsive and shocking that its repercussion imprint themselves on the future generations of the Calcott family, including Erica s Within this book of long hot summers, secrets and deception there are two mysteries to solve too the fate of both children This is what gives the book its tremendous forward momentum As the pages turn, we get closer and closer to the truth of what happened in both 1905 and 1986 but I have to admit that I was stunned with one of the conclusions As a huge mystery thriller fan I like to pride myself on being able to guess whodunnit early but I didn not see this one coming Don t get me wrong, this isn t a thriller book, but the fact that the book steers us towards the truth through the pages means that it is one cracking, fast paced read.In summary, The Legacy is a wonderfully crafted, beautifully written, skillfully interwoven book that is perfect for a summer read I highly recommend


  10. Anna Anna says:

    I loved this book, with the complexities of its characters, and its many layers and themes.It opens in England in 1905 with the lady of the manor, Caroline, mysteriously running through the woods In the present day, sisters Erica and Beth inherit the old manor house from their grandmother, Meredith It s the house they spent their childhood summers in until one hot day in 1986 when their cousin Henry vanished Erica has no memory of this day, but Beth has been haunted by the disappearance ever I loved this book, with the complexities of its characters, and its many layers and themes.It opens in England in 1905 with the lady of the manor, Caroline, mysteriously running through the woods In the present day, sisters Erica and Beth inherit the old manor house from their grandmother, Meredith It s the house they spent their childhood summers in until one hot day in 1986 when their cousin Henry vanished Erica has no memory of this day, but Beth has been haunted by the disappearance ever since, suffering adulthood depression They meet up with an old childhood friend, Dinny, and Erica becomes convinced that he and Beth know what happened to Henry.As Erica is sorting through Meredith s things, she finds some old letters and a photo of Caroline, her great grandmother She d holding a baby, marked New York and with a date from a year before she met her husband What secrets did Caroline hide in America all those years ago, what became of the baby, and how has the past affected her family throughout the generations In most dual timeline books, I usually much prefer the past story to the present one in this case, there are three storylines to follow Caroline, Henry and Erica Beth , and I found them each equally engrossing As much as I really wanted to know what happened next in each time zone, I hated having to leave another one behind for a while.I guessed both secrets before the reveals, but to the author s credit, neither discoveries took anything away from the drama and tension of the stories I couldn t put this book down A beautifully crafted, multi layered, excellent read


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