The Nazis have taken control of Austria, and wealthy widower Leopold Lang faces a difficult decision: join the ranks of the foreign power that has taken over his homeland or flee with his children to safety. Leopold makes his choice--but too late. His family is ripped apart, never to be reunited. But decades later, fate brings together the descendants of this broken dynasty in the place where it all began--Falcon Point.
Anna, Cole, and Tess have never met, each relying on fractured pieces of information to understand their Austrian heritage. But when unforeseen opportunities draw these Lang cousins to to Falcon Point, they soon discover they are not alone in their quest to claim the coveted property and the fabled treasure hidden within. Unfortunately, another claimant, one with a much darker heritage, is determined to eliminate the Lang family once and for all.
This story starts out running and doesn't slow down until the last page. The Lang family is on the run and are separated as they flee the Nazis. I admit, I was disappointed when we were taken so quickly to modern-day times. Not because I didn't enjoy that part of the story, because I really did, but because I wanted to find out what happened to each of the Langs after they were separated. Maybe that will come in future stories? (Hint, hint!!) Since I'm all about dropping hints, I wouldn't mind separate stories for Anna, Cole, and Tess either. :)
I don't think I've read very many books with multiple authors, and I was a little nervous about how it would turn out. I didn't need to be worried though, because the story came together so well, I couldn't tell it was multiple authors writing it. This story has mystery, suspense, history, and even a little bit of romance. Wonderful characters - even the bad guys - make this a winner in my book.
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