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The Legacy - Melissa Delport

Melissa Delport’s THE LEGACY

Car keys? Check.  Money? Check.  Location of nearest bookshop? Check.

Do yourself a favour, go and buy a copy of The Legacy (and while you’re at it, buy The Legion too because once you’re done with The Legacy you are going to need to know what happens next).

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Melissa Delport is a fresh new writer on the South African scene, and book 1 (The Legacy) of her The Legacy Trilogy is awesomely good!  The world that she has created (it’s set 30 years in the future) could so easily be our tomorrow, and the characters are so believable, they get under your skin and you root for the good, and despise the baddies.

It really has something for everyone – fast-paced action scenes (that run like a movie through your head), a clever thrilling plot that makes the book a page turner, and for the romantics amongst us two relationships – one with a soul-mate element and the other with chemistry that you could cut with a knife.  Without giving anything away here – these two men in Rebecca’s life are Aidan and Reed, and women (whether you are 16 years old or 66 years old) are going to be divided – should it be bad-boy, sexy Reed or should it be safe, reliable Aidan.

My rating?  5 out of 5!

Rating - 5 Hearts



One man obsessed with power.

One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him.

One war that changed the world.

A narrative of good and evil, love and passion, right and wrong – and at the centre of the story a strong woman, Rebecca Davis, who is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause she believes in.

Set in the near future, after World War Three, the planet was almost devastated and the human race almost eradicated. The survivors lived through the bleakest of winters. A primal existence became their new order, and the little that remained of their humanity hung in the balance.

Then one man stood up and changed the world.  Everyone believed that he was the hero of their time, the man who would save them. His name is Eric Dane, the President of the New United States of America.

He is also Rebecca’s husband, and her greatest enemy.

Rebecca grew up oblivious to the truth, until her father found her when she was nineteen years old. He told her about the many horrifying facts that their new leader kept hidden from everyone. And he told her that beyond the borders the Resistance grew and fought for freedom.

Rebecca Davis is the Resistance’s ultimate weapon.

The Legacy is an action-packed, adrenalin-inducing thrill ride which will leave you riveted long after you have turned the last page.


Photo - Melissa DelportWife and mother of 3, Melissa Delport is the author of The Legacy Trilogy. She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2000

At the age of twenty-four Melissa started a logistics company (Transmax) from the spare room of her flat and built it up to two fully operational depots in Durban and Johannesburg. Now, 10 years later, she has sold her business in order to write full time.

Melissa lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The Legacy (book 1 of The Legacy Trilogy) and The Legion (book 2) are available now and the final book, The Legend, will be released early 2015.

An avid reader herself, Melissa finally decided to stop ‘watching from the sidelines’ and to do what is her passion.

“I was driving home from work when inspiration struck, and a storyline started unravelling in my head. For a few days it was all I could think about and eventually I realised that the only way to get it out of my head, was to put it all down on paper. I started writing, and that was that.”

Published by Tracey McDonald Publishers – ISBN 978-0-620-59636-7





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Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut


Against the backdrop of a world in flux at the start of a new century, Arctic Summer portrays the life of British writer E. M. Forster: his inner turmoil, his search for love and the story behind one of the greatest novels in English, a Passage to India.

In 1912, Forster follows his friend Syed Ross Masood to India. It is on this journey – travelling around the country while it is still under British rule – that the seeds of his novel are planted. But it will be another twelve years, and a second time spent in India, before his book is published. Between these two journeys lie the writing of an unpublishable novel, the outbreak of the First World War, and a long stay in Alexandria, where he has an unlikely affair with an Egyptian tram conductor.

As we follow Forster across continents – stuttering, aching, his love mostly unrequited – Galgut captures with colour and exquisite delicacy the England, India and Egypt of the era. Meticulously researched, Arctic Summer conjures the figure of Forster in all his contradictory genius, providing a fascinating glimpse into the creation of a masterpiece.

‘Quite simply, it’s a joy, and fulfils the promise of his previous Booker short-listed novels… An outstanding example of fictional literary biography; Galgut is beautifully readable. He’s been Booker-shortlisted twice – this could well win it.’
- Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Bookseller, 06/12/2013

About the Author


Playwright and novelist Damon Galgut is the author of A Sinless Season, Small Circle of Beings, The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs, The Quarry, The Good Doctor and In a Strange Room. His work has twice been nominated for the Booker Prize. He lives and works in Cape Town.

Published by Umuzi (An imprint of Random House Struik)

ISBN: 9781415206898

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The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

The One Plus One is the beautiful, poignant and utterly compelling new novel by the internationally bestselling author Jojo Moyes.

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One single mum

With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it’s hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn’t. Because you have to . . .

One chaotic family

Jess’s gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she’ll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess’s teenage stepson, can’t fight the bullies alone.

Sometimes Jess feels like they’re sinking . . .                              

One handsome stranger

Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it’s like to be lonely. And he wants to help . . .

One unexpected love story

The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.

Courtesy of Penguin Books, click HERE to read an extract.

About the Author


Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and grew up in London. After a varied career including stints as a minicab controller, typer of braille statements for blind people for NatWest, and brochure writer for Club 18-30 she did a degree at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London University. In 1992 she won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to attend the postgraduate newspaper journalism course at City University, and apart from 1994 when she worked in Hong Kong for the Sunday Morning Post, she worked at The Independent for ten years, including stints as Assistant news editor and Arts and Media Correspondent.

She has been a full time novelist since 2002, when her first book, Sheltering Rain was published. She lives on a farm in Essex with her husband, journalist Charles Arthur, and their three children.

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Published by Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780718177003