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The Last Legacy

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Coming-of-age romance pits girl against her crime family.

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Fans of coming-of-age stories, forbidden romance, complex characters, and a suspenseful narrative will enjoy this outing with the Roth crime family. Readers disembark with 18-year-old Bryn at the port of Bastian just as naive as our hero about what's to come. Well, almost as naive because readers are aware from the beginning that the Roths aren't all that reputable, and are bound to wonder why Bryn, raised to be a fine lady by her uppity aunt, is OK with this abrupt change in situation. Bryn receives quite an education from there. When her controlling Uncle Henrik gets her deliberately hurt to rile up gossip and make his enemy look bad, it's clear that she'll need all her cunning to outmaneuver him.

The suspense ratchets up from there. Throw in a love interest full of mystery that Henrik would never approve of, and the pages fly by. The love interest, Uncle Henrik, and the man they are begging patronage from will keep readers guessing about what they are willing to do to get what they want. And Bryn's caught in the middle, unwilling to compromise on who she will become. The untangling revelations of these competing desires makes this coming-of-age story stand out.

Book Details

  • Author: Adrienne Young
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Topics: Brothers and Sisters
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books
  • Publication date: September 7, 2021
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 18
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: September 21, 2021

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