Lexy Culhane follows in stunned silence as her father bundles her younger brothers onto the train in a midnight flight away from the only life they have ever known. It seems impossible to her that her gentle, loving mother could have shot a man.
Despite the shock, Lexy soon grows to love her new home at Wild Swan, the grand horse farm in Maryland run by her formidable grandmother, Alexandria Falconer. It is from Alex that Lexy has inherited her fiery and rebellious spirit, and which eventually leads her headlong into a career as a crusading reporter during the final days of the frontier wars.
When Lexy meets enigmatic fellow reporter Hawk MacKenna, she feels she has finally found her soulmate. But Hawk’s life is shadowed by a mistake from his youth, and still haunted by her mother’s actions, Lexy struggles to trust him. When her relentless curiosity about his hidden past comes between them, Hawk leaves for the battlefields in the West and Lexy accepts an invitation from distant relations in England. But when she is offered a chance to stay, she faces a test—can she choose between building a new life in this foreign land, or returning to face the pain, and the love, that she left behind?
A stunning, dramatic and heartfelt story by beloved storyteller Celeste De Blasis, set against the backdrop of the most turbulent age of American history. Perfect for readers who love Poldark, Outlander and Daphne du Maurier.
A Wild Legacy was originally published as A Season of Swans.
I have followed this incredible series from the start, so it is safe to say that I have been eagerly anticipating this final instalment. One thing I have always really admired about this author is the way in which she so seamlessly blends these stories together, with each book flowing seamlessly into the next.
As we catch up with Alex and Rane Falconer, the story shifts its focus on to their granddaughter Gincie, her husband and their three children. They are now happily settled in California, so when a surprise return from Gincie’s past shows up, she finds herself making an extremely drastic move that is followed by many consequences. These events force the Culhane family to leave California and return to their old farm back in Maryland. As the family adjusts to their lives and resettle in Maryland, the aging Alex and Rane make the decision to hand over the running of the farm along with the raising of the Thoroughbreds to the Culhanes. From this point, the story changes its focus once more to the Culhane children as they all approach adulthood and make their own ways in life.
This book was everything I could have possibly hoped for and more. I loved being reacquainted with the characters in which I have come to know and love throughout this series. The various love stories that we are allowed to witness throughout these books is truly heart warming, and it really allows you to connect with the characters on a much deeper level. The storyline is perfectly constructed, full of drama, romance and intrigue. I could talk about this story all day long! however I refuse to give away too many spoilers. All I will say is that this series is without a doubt one of my all time favourites, and if you haven’t dived in to this beautiful world, you really must!.
Beautifully written, captivating, and the perfect ending to what I can only describe as an outstanding series. I adored everything about this book!.
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Millions of readers have fallen under the spell of the lush, enthralling and bestselling novels by Celeste De Blasis. Tales of adventure and romance set against the sweep of history—all are storytelling at its finest. After graduating from Pomona College, Celeste devoted her life to impeccable research and spellbinding writing. A native Californian, Celeste grew up on the historic Kemper Campbell Ranch in the Mojave Desert, where she lived until her death in 2001.
*Thank you to Sarah Hardy at Books On The Bright Side, Bookouture and of course Celeste De Blasis for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review.*