Worthy of Legend

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Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

Worthy of Legend by Roseanna M. White.

After a summer of successful pirate-treasure hunting, Lady Emily Scofield and her friends must hide the unprecedented discoveries they’ve made, thanks to the betrayal of her own family. Horrified by her brother, who stops at nothing to prove himself to their greedy father, Emily is forced to take a stand against her family–even when it means being cut off entirely.

Bram Sinclair, Earl of Telford, is fascinated with tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table–an interest he’s kept mostly hidden for the last decade. But when a diary is unearthed on the islands that could lead to a secret artifact, Bram is the only one able to piece the legends together.

As Bram and Emily seek out the whereabouts of the hidden artifact, they must dodge her family and a team of archeologists. In a race against time, it is up to them to decide what makes a hero worthy of legend. Is it fighting valiantly to claim the treasure . . . or sacrificing everything in the name of selfless love?

From Goodreads

Author Information

Discover more information about Roseanna M. White at: roseannamwhite.com.

First Line

[Graphic Text]: 25 August 1651, Somewhere in the Isles of Scilly ~ The sea was vengeance.

My Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

Worthy of Legend by Roseanna M White is the third book in her Secrets of the Isles historical romance series.

This book is outstanding! I thought To Treasure an Heiress, book two in the series, was at or near the top of my list of favorite books, so how could Worthy of Legend top it? Especially since Emily hasn’t been an anticipated character and Bram began the series as an overbearing older brother. Yet somehow, the pages of the book worked their magic because I adored this story!

From the outside looking in, Bram is an earl and a grumbly bear. From the inside looking out, Bram has a rich inner life informed by the tales and legends he holds dear (and he’s now one of my favorite characters). Emily has been through awful things and yet has maintained a sweetness that would seem false if we didn’t see her struggle to cling to her beliefs. And I loved seeing more of Enyon! I don’t want to give anything away, but he was a perfect addition.

The tone of this story was different from To Treasure an Heiress, just as Sheridan and Bram are opposites, yet best friends. And The Nature of a Lady stands just a bit apart, just like Libby does as Bram’s sister. Truly, this is a marvelous series and each book has its own special twist and touch that match the characters perfectly. Worthy of Legend was amazing and well-surpassed my expectations. In fact, I feel like after each book and series I read of this author I wonder how the next one could be better, or be another favorite, yet it is continually the case.

I highly recommend Worthy of Legend and, indeed, the whole series. I’m so glad I have the paperbacks on my keeper shelf to reread many times in the years ahead.

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10 thoughts on “Worthy of Legend

  1. I loved this book!

    I am currently reading Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby. It’s pretty awesome!
    “Anne did not stay long at the party. She was still not in quite the right mood.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. That whole series is a must read. Always interesting and informative when I read Roseanna!
    My first line is from the creepy good book by Jaime Jo Wright, The Premonition at Withers Farm:
    August 1910
    When death came to visit, no one ever prepared tea and cookies.
    Happy reading!

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