Legacy of Truth by Genie Gabriel

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Legacy of Truth by Genie Gabriel
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense
Length: Short (75 pgs)
Heat: Sensual
Rated: 4 Stars
Review by Rose

Thomas O’Shea is the bad boy in a family of overachievers, haunted by what he saw as a child. When he turns to a woman known as The Wizard to help him solve the mystery of his adoptive father’s death, the killers start closing in. His childhood memories hold the key to saving his family–if they can uncover the truth buried beneath years of fear and deceit.

Legacy of Truth is the 8th book in Genie Gabriel’s Halo Legacy series and can be read on its own. However, I have to admit that I think the reader would get the full effect of the book better if they were more familiar with the series. This is the first book of the series I read and there were times I found myself confused with the characters. I’m thinking that if I had read the series from the beginning, I might have found the read easier going.

That said, I loved the main characters—I really liked how the author put two damaged people together and showed how they could help heal each other. The mystery portion of the book was well done as well.

There were parts in the story that seemed to make leaps from one situation to the other and I had to go back and reread some of those sections. I don’t know whether they alluded to things that might have happened in earlier books or not, but that was the only drawback I saw to the book.

I am definitely going to go back and pick up the rest of the series–I’d really like to get to know these characters better and find out more about them and their lives.


  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great book, I can’t wait to read it.


  3. Good morning to all! Since our spring weather has turned rainy and chilly, my doggies seem quite content to stay snuggled in bed and let me sleep in. So this morning I’m going to roust them up to feed them breakfast. Paybacks for all the mornings they’ve insisted I get up, doggies! LOL!

    I’ll be back throughout the day to chat with everyone. Hope to see you soon!

  4. P.S. My question for the day: do you prefer books with Happy Ever After endings or do you also enjoy books with different kinds of endings?

    Chat with you soon!

  5. Shannon says:

    Thank you for the great review. I love stories like this where they had a rough past but are able to find happiness together, it just makes the HEA that much sweeter

    • Hi, Shannon! Most of my characters seem to have rough pasts, but they get their happily ever after. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Thanks for sharing the review! It is very helpful! Though I tend to get put out by jumps in the storyline, it seems like this series is too good to miss!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  7. I love your writing. This review is encouraging me to go back and read your previous books.. This one sounds quite good.

  8. Very nice review

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  9. Well, the clock struck midnight some time ago, so I’m calling it a night.

    But first I want to thank LASR for hosting me and for taking the time to read and review LEGACY OF TRUTH. I so much appreciate hosts and reviewers!

    Also thanks to those who stopped by and commented. AND…today’s winner of a $5.00 gift card is: SHANNON! I’ll be contacting you by e-mail.

    As usual, everyone’s name will go in the cyber-hat for an end-of-the-month drawing for another gift card. Take care and happy reading!

  10. Mary Preston says:

    I always think it’s best to read a series right from the beginning.


    • LOL, Mary! I must be an oddity, because I always seem to read series out of order. Not intentionally, but I seem to start out of order and never get straightened out. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Sounds good and glad it stands alone … bit it appears the mystery is a thread through all the books, so better off starting at the beginning, yes? mnark111 AT gmail DOT com

    • Hi, “mnark”! Yes, the mystery is a thread through all the books, with one piece wrapped up at a time. I do try to include enough information in each book so readers have a really condensed version of what has happened previously. And some events overlap because they affect different characters in different ways. For instance, the town exploding triggers two of the characters to marry. Two other characters to start the journey to being parents. Two other characters to dig deeper into the mystery. So if you want the full effect and the details of how each character is affected by events and how the mystery unfolds, starting at the first book is the way to go.

  12. Karen H in NC says:

    Thanks for your review. I tend to agree it’s best to read a series beginning with book one. There can be characters mixed in throughout that may cause confusion if a reader jumps into it in the middle or end.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    • Hi, Karen! Starting in the middle of a series may mean a reader has to play catch up a bit, but I’ve tried to include enough information to explain the relationships between characters and what’s happened previously. However, this is a big family and I’d love it if readers got to know each of them by reading the individual stories. 🙂

  13. Catherine says:

    Genene…I like my romances to have an HEA. In other genreas, I can enjoy a book with any other variety of endings.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  14. Chelsea B. says:

    Wow, the 8th book! Isn’t that exciting. I always love when I know I can binge on a series 🙂


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