Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Surrendering the Past (The Granville Legacy Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – July 9, 2017
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The story opens pretty good, but there seems to be about three different relationships trying to blossom. I just wanted to focus on the main one, but that's not really possible.
There is a delicious cast of characters in this story and each are well developed. You are completely drawn in as Richard slowly but surely maneuvers his way around his father and his minions. All the while, keeping Jane Dawson, his father's betrothed, in his sights. For no woman is safe married to the Earl of Litchfield.
"It was the voice Litchfield always gave when he was up to something vile - the performance before the mask was removed to reveal the evil underneath."
I was completely captivated and riveted to this dark but romantic tale. The Granville men have secrets and danger stalks them, unless they can unravel the mystery of their legacy.
I highly recommend this well written Regency romance with a gothic twist. I am so looking forward to Book 2 in the series!
I also want to say how much I love the cover of this book...gorgeous!
I loved this story's classical gothic romance atmosphere and the introduction to a fantastic cast of characters even the evil Earl of Litchfield who I loved to hate on. It's like a historical romantic suspense with a large cast of characters full of strengths, flaws, tangled feelings and relationships and plottings. I got a taste of the complex and twisting plot that this was merely the opening gambit for what is to follow.
This was a shorter piece and set the table well for the series. It read fast, but was developed and had time for a sweet romance to build between Richard Granville the second of Litchfield's sons and the lovely, sweet Jane who misguidedly is willing to sacrifice much for familial duty and affection. A few other promising situations are introduced even as the book wraps up with a mystery and a new threat.
All in all, I was enchanted by this intro to a new series that promises a strong and complex series arc and some engaging romances. I can definitely recommend this sweet with a hint of spice and suspenseful historical romance.
Surrendering the Past, the first book of The Granville Legacy Series, introduces all three Granville men and gives a bit of history on each of their lives, but focuses mostly on Captain Richard Granville. Captain Granville is the second son of the Earl of Litchfield, and their relationship is strained and filled with resentment and mistrust. While he is on leave from the army, the Earl of Litchfield summons Captain Granville to his side in order to announce his upcoming nuptials to an unknown beauty without a fortune. Who is this angel and what duty compels her to marry the evil Earl of Litchfield?
The earl’s betrothed is none other than the beautiful and kind-hearted Jane Dawson eldest daughter in the Dawson family. She posses no dowry, is especially close to her younger and more outspoken sister, and has mother who behaves a little vulgar in public (sounds a little familiar, right?) Because of her unselfish nature and duty to her family, Jane Dawson agrees to the Earl of Litchfield’s marriage proposal. Even though he is more than twice her age. Even though his behavior is sometimes controlling and menacing. Even though she feels the beginning of a connection with the Earl’s younger son. Jane must honor her promises…
What a splendidly gripping introduction to the Granville family! I loved all the characters introduced (especially the men!), and I greatly enjoyed the complex personalities and challenges Ms. Lynne bestowed on each one of her characters. Not only with our brave hero and worthy heroine, but with the supporting cast as well (which I believe will be featured more in the next installments of this series). Alongside Captain Granville and Jane Dawson, readers will encounter Julian Hale (Captain Granville’s brooding cousin that has eschewed society these past couple of years), Wesley Granville (Captain Granville’s older brother who dutifully follows his father’s every wish but may have some secrets of his own), Amy Dawson (Jane’s younger sister who isn’t afraid to speak her mind), and Lady Rachel Blanchard (neighbor and friend to the Granville brothers who tragically lost her betrothed a few years back). And to top it all off, Pamela Lynne creates a most vile, dangerous, and heartless antagonist with her creation of the Earl of Litchfield. Such a baddy!
Not only are there well-drawn characters in this tale, but a lot of riveting action too! As the events build up to the story’s climax and resolution the pacing escalates as well. It is such a gripping tale and with all the surprising twists that take place along the way, I wouldn’t have minded if this story was fifty pages longer to give these events more time to progress and develop. At 147 pages, felt more like a novella than a novel.
Mistrust and mistakes, danger and deceit, sacrifice and secrets – the Granville family is filled with enthralling drama and adventure! Even though this installment ends with a satisfying resolution, there are hints that there is more angst and drama in store for the Granville men! I, for one, cannot wait to spend some more time these engaging and worthy characters! Highly anticipating the publication of Book 2: Redeeming the Past!