Caroline Bond: The Legacy

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review The Legacy.


A death in the family rarely brings out the best in people – even the deceased

Jonathan Coulter planned for his death meticulously, leaving nothing to chance. His will states that his three adult children must decide between them how to dispose of his estate. If they cannot come together over their inheritance, then they risk losing it.

But Liv, Noah and Chloe never agree on anything. And now, with only one weekend to overcome their rivalry, tensions begin to rise.

Why has Jonathan left the decision to them? And why has he made no mention of his new partner, Megan, or the children’s mother, Eloise? If he wanted to teach them a lesson from beyond the grave, what is it? And can the siblings put their differences aside for long enough to learn it?

A powerful novel about love and loss, and what we truly pass on to our children.


I’ve read a few of Caroline Bond’s novels now and I love the way she approaches some very sensitive issues. What appears to be a relatively simple storyline is actually so much more as we explore themes such as grief, family relationships and marital relationships in a great deal of depth. These themes are relevant to everyone in one way or another and I found it impossible not to become involved in the character’s lives. 

The Legacy is a very character centred novel and I really enjoyed reading about them as they developed. I didn’t always like all of them or agree with their decisions but I was interested to peel back the layers and think more about the motivation behind their behaviour.

As the novel progresses, there are a few surprises and it was interesting to see how these affected the characters.

The Legacy is available from Amazon.

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