My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Legacy of Darkness is a Gothic romance from the Harlequin range. It is full of dark secrets, dramatic scenes and has a stunning setting on the rugged Cornish coast. A young Queen Victoria has just taken the throne of England. Uther Jago and his sister Demelza live with their nephew Earl Tynan. They oversee the running of Castle Athal or Tenebris as it is known in the family until Tynan comes of age.
Lucy Alleyne has recently lost her father and has returned to England from India where her father worked for The East India Company. Having used all her money to bring her father’s ashes home, Lucy has found a job as a ladies companion. She is quite shocked and surprised when Demelza rescues her and claims kinship, whisking her away to Cornwall to the family home.
Tenebris holds dark secrets and has been home to centuries of family members who lived with their own dark pasts. Now it hides one last member of the family who lives his own horror. But who should Lucy be most afraid of? Strong, sexy, sensual Uther whose eyes make her want to melt into them. Or Tynan who must be kept at a distance for her safety? And what are the haunting screams and noises which make Lucy lock her bedroom door each night?
This book delivers forbidden fruits from the Gothic period with twists and turns, set in a delightful and favourite part of England.
Legacy of Darkness is currently available as part of The Shivers Line Box set from HarlequinE, released in January and available until the end of March.
From April Legacy of Darkness will be available to purchase as a single title, and the box set will be disbanded.
The Sequel Echoes of Darkness will feature in the second Shivers box set available from April 2014.
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