- Author JoAnn Ross
- Release Date September 7, 2021
- Publisher HQN
- ISBN/ASIN 9781335418562
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
THE INHERITANCE is a wonderfully written historical romance set in the present day with reminisces of the past (especially during WWII in France.) Tess, Charlotte, and Natalie are sisters who share a father but have different mothers, live in vastly different places living vastly different lives, and only meet after their father dies. His will pulls them all to the family vineyard to get their inheritance. The three women start out wary of each other but become sisters in truth and at heart.
Tess, Charlotte, and Natalie are taken from their current lives across the country and even in Paris. Two of them meet family they never knew existed and they all deal with past issues. They each had different relationships with their father, as did their mothers. (Tess, the eldest, thought of him as little more than a sperm donor.) Throughout the story, they experience trials and deal with emotional issues that show how much they have in common. The sisters come to embrace the vineyard, their grandmother, the workers, and even the small town.
The vineyard is central to the story, but the supporting characters add layers to the rich plot. THE INHERITANCE is full of emotion, romance, and growth. There’s an epilogue that takes place eighteen months after the story ends and hints at the happily ever afters without the reader being able to really enjoy that happiness. I wish the story would have gone on a little longer to show us those HEAs. Still, this novel is a terrific book that will keep readers turning the pages to find out what happens to the sisters.