Heirs of Falcon Point
by Traci Hunter Abramson, Sian Ann Bessey, Paige Edwards & A.L. Sowards
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Pub Date 11 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 13 Oct 2021
In the early days of World War II, the Lang family lost everything.
Eighty years later, it’s time to take it back.
The Nazis have taken control of Austria, and wealthy widower Leopold Lang faces a difficult decision: join the ranks of the foreign power that has taken over his homeland or flee with his children to safety. Leopold makes his choice—but too late. His family is ripped apart, never to be reunited. But decades later, fate brings together the descendants of this broken dynasty in the place where it all began—Falcon Point.
Anna, Cole, and Tess have never met, each relying on fractured pieces of information to understand their Austrian heritage. But when unforeseen opportunities draw these Lang cousins to Falcon Point, they soon discover they are not alone in their quest to claim the coveted property and the fabled treasure hidden within. Unfortunately, another claimant, one with a much darker heritage, is determined to eliminate the Lang family once and for all.
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This was completely captivating and stunning. The plot was well-paced and engaging. The characters were complex and interesting. Many thanks to the authors, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
Wow!!! What a fantastic work of art. I was held captive to each page up to the very end. These 4 authors are a powerhouse of talent and did not disappoint!!!
Let me just say it was fabulous and I only had three and a half hours of sleep after starting the book at 11:00 last night. My only advice is to not start it at night unless you want to be up most of the night! It was totally worth it! I am amazed at how flawlessly authors Paige Edwards, Traci Hunter Abramson, Sian Bessey, and A.L. Sowards wrote this story together.
From before the book starts, it says "In the early days of World War II, the Lang family lost everything. Eighty years later, it's time to take it back." What a compelling and well-written story!
It begins in Austria two years after the Anschluss. where the Austria they knew, no longer exists and Leopold Lang has to make the choice of following his conscience and trying to save his children Karl, Ingrid, Anna, and himself, or joining the Nazis. "Which is worse? Betraying your conscience or betraying your country." "After the Anschluss, I held out hope that Hitler's bluster would blow over, that we'd still have some autonomy. But I've watched what's happening, here and in Chechoslovakia and in Poland. Herr Hitler is leading us to ruin."
"Only those who must know the truth should have to bear its burden."
"Life is full of surprises and hardships, Karl. Plan for what you can, and do your best to get back up when you're knocked over by something unexpected."
In the present timeline, I loved how it kept me guessing. I enjoyed the contemporary characters so much, as well as the humor. "Should we be worried that you know what to do to hide a crime scene?" "I'll be fine, it's just a flesh wound." I was loving and rooting for Anna, Beckett, Tess, Lars, Bram, Cole, and Isabelle! Hey dear authors, would you ever consider doing a follow-up to this story? You would have my vote!
I have to give kudos to these four authors for such a well-written, flawlessly woven story that kept me turning pages and on the edge of my seat most of the night!
I highly recommend Heirs of Falcon Point! I thank the authors for allowing me to read an early copy. All opinions are my own.