The Lost Bride Trilogy #1 Inheritance by Nora Roberts

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The Lost Bride Trilogy #1 Inheritance by Nora Roberts

by Nora Roberts
The Lost Bride Trilogy #1 Inheritance by Nora RobertsInheritance Series: The Lost Bride Trilogy #1
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on November 21, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Suspense, Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural, Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense, Fiction / Women
Pages: 432
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Inheritance is the first in The Lost Bride Trilogy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—a tale of tragedies, loves found and lost, and a family haunted for generations.

1806: Astrid Poole sits in her bridal clothes, overwhelmed with happiness. But before her marriage can be consummated, she is murdered, and the circle of gold torn from her finger. Her last words are a promise to Collin never to leave him...

Graphic designer Sonya MacTavish is stunned to learn that her late father had a twin he never knew about—and that her newly discovered uncle, Collin Poole, has left her almost everything he owned, including a majestic Victorian house on the Maine coast, which the will stipulates she must live in it for at least three years. Her engagement recently broken, she sets off to find out why the boys were separated at birth—and why it was all kept secret until a genealogy website brought it to light.

Trey, the young lawyer who greets her at the sprawling clifftop manor, notes Sonya’s unease—and acknowledges that yes, the place is haunted...but just a little. Sure enough, Sonya finds objects moved and music playing out of nowhere. She sees a painting by her father inexplicably hanging in her deceased uncle’s office, and a portrait of a woman named Astrid, whom the lawyer refers to as “the first lost bride.” It’s becoming clear that Sonya has inherited far more than a house. She has inherited a centuries-old curse, and a puzzle to be solved if there is any hope of breaking it...

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A centuries-old curse, a promise made in the past, and a secret only she can undercover. Inheritance is a deliciously haunting, mysterious, and passion-filled adventure. Sonya unexpectedly finds out her dad had a twin brother who died and leaves her a haunted mansion that has a curse of brides dying in it. Beautiful ghosts are in this haunted mansion, and one is determined to drive Sonya out. I was on the edge of my seat as we learned who the various ghosts were. Nora can weave a fantastic story that lends itself to many genres. I did not read a Nora Roberts book that can be put firmly in one category; I always find little bits of different ones. I am intrigued to see how our cast of characters will eliminate our terrifying ghost and hopefully lay the rest to a more peaceful afterlife.

About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. “I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever,” she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”

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