Book #1 of a trilogy. This story is about a man, an orphan, trying to find his other brothers. A good mystery and love story. Well written and classic Goodman.
This is the first in the Thorne Brothers triology. Colin Thorne's story begins in London, 1820, where the three Thorne brothers have been placed in a workhouse after the death of their parents. The two younger brothers have been adopted out; Colin, later, is taken by a burly sea captain......... Excellent story. I plan to read the other two in the triology. Love Goodman's writing style.
A must-read for Goodman fans. Excellent!
First in the Thorne Brothers series with Colin and Mercedes. Great book...I can't wait to read the other two books!
Three brothers robbed of their inheritance and separated as children and their fight to be reunited.Very good..the first of three.
Colin is an eight year old boy when he witnesses his parents death. He and his two younger brothers Decker and Greydon are placed in a workhouse for orphaned, unwanted children. No one comes forward to claim them. As the oldest, Colin unsuccessfully tries to keep his brothers together.
The author does a wonderful job of letting you know the type of person Colin will grow up to be. I couldn't wait to meet him and he didn't disappoint. He's never stopped looking for his brothers.
Colin vows to bring the people responsible for his parents deaths to justice and the story unfolds into a fast paced story with an intricate plot, multi-dimensional characters, intrigue and good secondary characters. The villains are not over the top but genuinely creepy.
The heroine, Mercedes is introduced in a unique and interesting way. She's emotionally strong with deep rooted fears. You can feel her helplessness and strength which made her a very likeable character.
There were times when I wondered why the main characters didnt ask and tell why they did certain things (why Mercedes took the money, for example). Had they done so, they could have avoided a lot of pain; but probably the book wouldnt have been as good.