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Legacy of Truth

(Druid's Brooch #2)

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Gifted with a magical brooch, passed down in her family for generations, Esme finds herself isolated and ill in an unfamiliar land. Her sister plots to steal the family heirloom from her in order to exploit the magical powers for her own gain, and Esme must battle for survival of herself and those she loves.
ebook, First, 358 pages
Published July 6th 2016 by Tirgearr Publishing
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Sassa Margot
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Legacy Of Truth (Druid’s Brooch Series #2)
Christy Nicholas
$0.99 on Kindle

A tale of magic and love in 1800s Ireland

Author Christy Nicholas’s first book in this series, “Legacy of Hunger,” wonderfully demonstrated her love for Ireland and Irish culture and history. This second book, “Legacy of Truth,” keeps those strengths and adds more—memorable characters, powerful conflict and a nuanced exploration of what is family, what is love and how one is to navigate the choices life throws one.

We meet Es
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Phyllis Goodwin
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the Druids and their magical stones.
Recommended to Phyllis by: A review group
The author is congratulated for her extensive research. It forms an intriguing background for this fantasy novel that takes place in the late 1700s. The descriptions of the land, sea and changes in the weather are excellent. There are many moments of suspense around the stone circles where the reader is hooked by the ongoing drama.
The relationship between the twin sisters is complex and their fight to own the magical brooch makes the story exciting with the ongoing tension. In my opinion the pow
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Ellie Midwood
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Legacy of Truth” is a compelling story set in the 18th century Ireland. Historical fiction being my favorite genre, I always appreciate it when the author can transport me back in time with their vivid, imaginative language and unforgettable characters, and “Legacy of Truth” did just that. It’s not an easy story to read as Esme, the main heroine, has to go through a lot starting with the virtual loss of her family after their move to America, to losing several children one after another. Her ma ...more
Robin
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a well-written book, full of historical detail. It described Esme and her family, who lived in a small community in late 18th century Ireland. Esme's parents and younger siblings are leaving for America, while she and her twin sister marry. Esme moves with her husband to a new town and must learn to adapt to her new life. Her grandfather gifts her with a family heirloom, a brooch reputed to have mystical powers. Esme's twin devises a scheme to steal the brooch away. This was an intense, ...more
Angela Kalnins
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Legacy of Truth Druid’s Brooch Series (#2)
Christy Nicholas

Set in Ireland in the 18th century, Esme and her (rotten, tacky, do-nothing, moral-less) sister are left behind in the Emerald Isle when her parents leave for America taking her younger siblings with them. Both sisters marry. Esme’s handsome new husband is a traveling trader and leaves her for longer and longer periods of time. Her grandfather, also a traveling trader, feels his granddaughter's pain and loneliness and gives Esme a brooch
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Laura Ruetz
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Historical fiction, when done right, is always a genre that I enjoy to read. I read the first book in this series and found it to great novel, full of rich details and history, blended seamlessly around a wonderful story with a magical twist.

The second novel did not disappoint. Here, we see the story of Esme and her family. Esme, a twin, has a connection to her sister, but it is not a bond of love. Esme is a great character, one who you are drawn to. Her, and her family, are so well written, th
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Fatima
Aug 22, 2016 added it
Historical fiction is always a genre that I enjoy reading. I've never disliked a book from the genre before, and that sure isn't the case now. This book's rich depiction of Irish folklore and attention to detail is what makes it such a captivating read.

From the get go, we are introduced to our characters - and boy are they unforgettable. The characterization is extremely well done, and I found myself rooting for (and against) many. Our MC, Esme, has near-impossible odds stacked against her and
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Liz Gavin
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5***** Enthralling Historical Fiction

** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

As a History buff and a lover of all things Irish, I had high expectations for Legacy of the Truth. I lived up to them and then some!
Christy Nicholas does a great job with character development as they’re believable and the reader follows their growth throughout the story. In my opinion, this is always a sign of good character development, when they turn out to be different from what you ima
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Lucretia
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was thoroughly immersed in this world - again. In this part, it was the characters that struck me as so intricately painted. Don't get me wrong, as with the last part, the settings were rich and brought a world to life in vivid detail. But those characters, wow. The contrasts and similarities danced into a tragically deep story. Esme, the lead gets into your heart and as she endures things that I won't detail here I was moved to tears happy at times and so sad at others. Eithne is a real piece ...more
Cathleen Townsend
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Legacy of Truth is the story of Esme, the good sister of a pair of twins, who seeks to make her own way after her family leave Ireland for the shore of America. She is gifted with a brooch that has magic powers by her grandfather, and once Eithne, the ambitious twin who will stop at nothing to gain status and power, learns of it, she plans to steal it.

Ms. Nicholas does a good job of weaving in Irish folklore and describing the setting, making Ireland of the 1800s come to life. I particularly enj
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Jill
Oct 28, 2016 rated it liked it
The delicate brooch her grandfather gave her allows her to tell truth from lies. A poor girl, Esme, she is lied to her parents and betrayed by her twin sister. The story is one of toil and hardships as she loses her grandfather, husband, children, and friends. Overall, the historical period seems accurately represented and the characters well described. There are sections where overwhelming detail bogged down the cadence.
Staci
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truth isn't often a gift.

More commonly it is a burden we carry. When ones legacy is to always know... How heavy that must be. Yet through it she bore it's yoke. with dignity if not finery. In times where rumors and suspicion cut a colder and solitary path.
Marilyn Holkham
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an entrancing tale of the mysteries of Ireland. I love Irish folklore. This book makes you feel as if you were there. Brilliantly written. While reading this you feel the joy, the pain, anger,and intrigue

It awakens all the senses. I love the feeling of mystique. There is not a thing that I disliked from start to finish. I want more.
InD'tale Magazine
The characters in this tale are written with depth and dimension.

Read full review in the 2016 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Jasmin Quinn
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Legacy of Truth: Druid’s Broach Series #2, by Christie Nicholas is another excellent book in a brilliant and creative series.

Legacy of Truth, like all the books in this series is standalone. There is no need to read them in order (I have not). In fact, I think I read the last one first and it’s what got me hopelessly addicted to this unique series.

Legacy of Truth is as breath-taking as the rest of the books in the Broach series as Esme, a feisty Irish redhead must fend for herself when her par
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Sanna Hines
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Legacy of Truth returns us to Ireland and the family whose lives entwine with a mysterious druid’s brooch. Surprisingly, volume two in the series begins at an earlier point in time (1787) than the first (1846). We learn how Esme Doherty, great aunt to Legacy of Hunger’s main character, Valentia McDowell, inherits the brooch and how it changes her life. The brooch grants special powers to its guardian, but it also exacts payment in the form of personal loss. For Esme, the price is separation from ...more
Ed
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story in this book tells a good tell. From start to finish it keeps you involved with the story while taking you back in time in a way that is rare these days. I personally loved this story and can't wait to read the next one.
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