Monday, August 10, 2020

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway of Legacy of Secrets by Helen Starbuck

Book Title: Legacy of Secrets by Helen Starbuck
Category:  Adult Fiction, 243 pages
Genre Romantic Suspense
Publisher Routt Street Press
Release date:  March 2020
Content Rating: R for two explicit sex scenes, bad language, mild violence.

Other families pass down their stories, Kate Earnshaw’s family’s secrets disappear from one generation to the next. Kate Earnshaw's father's suicide has left many unanswered questions. In handling his estate she wonders if she ever really knew him. He never explained why he let his childhood home in Eastern Colorado fall into ruin or why he'd kept the property a secret. And he never told Kate about his close friendship with Evan Hastings, the handsome and somewhat puzzling man who lives on the property near the abandoned house. Evan seems to have as many secrets as her father and knows more about him than Kate did. But there’s something about Evan that calls her back to her father’s home. Something that threatens to unearth more than the past. Legacy of Secrets explores family secrets, a daughter's grief and her search for answers, and a chance for love.

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In Legacy of Secrets, Kate's father has committed suicide.  When she travels to see the house he left to her, she uncovers shocking secrets about her father.  Once there, she also meets Evan, an artist and close friend of her father's. 

For the most part, I enjoyed the story  There is a mystery along with the romance that I really enjoyed.  I didn't initially figure anything out and I liked the twists in the book.  As for the romance, I wasn't initially sold on it.  That was due to Kate's character.  I had a hard time connecting with her.  I felt like she was horrible to Evan and I wouldn't have blamed him if he walked away for good.  When there is a relationship like that, I have a hard time believing the chemistry.  She did make up for it in the end, but it took a bit too long to get there.  She was a a bit too overly dramatic for my taste.

Having said all of that, I do recommend this one for the mystery element.  It's a good one and worth checking out.  I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed my listening time.

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Meet the Author:

Helen Starbuck is a Colorado native, former OR nurse, and award-winning author of the standalone romantic suspense novel Legacy of Secrets, and the Annie Collins Mystery Series. She loves mysteries, suspense, romance, and any book that is well written. She’s a huge fan of books with independent, strong, women characters and, as Neil Gaiman says, “…stories where women save themselves.”

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Tour Schedule:

Aug 10 – Corinne Rodrigues | Booksnita – book spotlight
Aug 10 - From the TBR Pile – audiobook review / giveaway
Aug 11 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 11 - I'm Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 12 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 13 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
Aug 13 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
Aug 14 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 17 – Read and Review – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 18 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 20 – Books and Zebras – book review
Aug 20 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Aug 21 - T's Stuff – book review /guest post / giveaway
Aug 21 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 24 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – audiobook review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 24 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Aug 24 - Rajiv's Reviews - book review
Aug 25 – Amy’s Booket List – audiobook review / giveaway
Aug 26 – Pen Possessed – book review / giveaway
Aug 26 - Rebecca Graf on Medium - audiobook review
Aug 27 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Aug 28 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Aug 28 - The World As I See It – book review
Aug 28 - My Fictional Oasis – book review

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1 comment:

Helen Starbuck said...

Thank you for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Helen Starbuck