A Daughter’s Inheritance by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller follows the adventures of Fanny Broadmoor and her two cousins, Amanda and Sophie, in the late 1890’s. These three girls are the best of friends, and see each other through difficult times.
The Thousand Islands provide a perfect backdrop for the drama that follows the Broadmoor family. Hamilton Broadmoor was a keen businessman who brought the family wealth and prosperity, as well as a good place in society. Hamilton purchased an island and built a summer home there so the family could vacation in style. But, when Hamilton dies, his will sends Fanny on her greatest adventure yet! Fanny receives one-third of her grandfather’s estate, the same amount her two uncles received. This makes many in the family angry. Some relatives even plot ways to steal Fanny’s land away from her. Fanny never enjoyed the ways of upper crust society, and now that she is burdened with her inheritance, she enjoys it even less. Fanny loves the simple things in life. In fact, she has given her heart to Michael, the family’s day laborer boat-man.
A Daughter’s Inheritance is full of memorable scenes and fun times. In one incident Fanny and Amanda plot to cover Amanda’s brothers in white wash to teach them a lesson for teasing them so often; instead, Amanda’s father ends up getting covered. This scene is just one of many that provide comic relief amidst the intense drama. For those readers who enjoy fast-paced enjoy historical fiction tinged with romance, this book delivers.-- Libby Winebrenner, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
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?