Although I have not read the previous novels in this series, I enjoyed “My Daughter’s Legacy” immensely. I am certain I might have understood even more if I had the background from the first two book, but I did not have any problem understanding what was going on.
The story is split between two characters who lived approximately 150 years apart – one who lived in Richmond during the civil war and the other at the present time. At first Therese and Nicole were seemingly unrelated but as the narrative progressed it all began to come together. Nicole and Therese were both strong characters and I would have enjoyed each of their stories as stand-alones but the way their stories were interwoven and how the connection was revealed was pure genius.
I thoroughly enjoyed the historical portion of the book, especially the hospital scenes and the hints of a network of spies working together there. It was particularly gratifying when all the secrets were revealed near the end of the book. It was also fun trying to decide which of the Talbot men Therese would end up with. The modern day story featuring Nicole was no less interesting. I found her determination to overcome encouraging and her courage to reveal long held secrets amazing.
Overall, “My Daughter’s Legacy” was a satisfying tale of faith and redemption. I loved seeing the far-reaching effects our ancestors sometimes have on our current lives. I need to pick up the previous books in this series to learn the rest of the story!
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Litfuse Publicity. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A thrilling tale of two women longing to follow God’s leading, make the most of second chances, and find true love at last
Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. When her widowed mother inherits a plantation, Therese flees to Civil War Richmond, where she works as a governess by day and tends to wounded soldiers at night. But when trouble befalls her family, can she reconcile her obligations with her beliefs? And will love—whether with an old beau or a handsome new suitor—ever fit in her broken world?
Virginia, present day
Nicole Talbot’s life is back on track after years of substance abuse. Home from college for the summer, she’s finally ready to share a shocking secret, one that raises new questions about a traumatic childhood experience. But when facts she uncovers cast doubt on her family’s legacy, she must risk all that she’s gained—her fresh start, her family’s trust, and her growing relationship with a new man—to unlock the secrets of the past.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
|Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, with over a million copies sold. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania.
Find out more about Mindy Starns at http://mindystarnsclark.com.
|Leslie Gould, a former magazine editor, is the author of numerous novels, including “Beyond the Blue” and “Garden of Dreams.” She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children.
Find out more about Leslie at http://www.lesliegould.com/.
Meet two women in different eras but both with unfailing conviction in Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould’s new book, My Daughter’s Legacy. Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. But when trouble befalls her family, can she reconcile her obligations with her beliefs? Nicole Talbot’s life is back on track after years of substance abuse. But when facts she uncovers cast doubt on her family’s legacy, she must risk all that she’s gained—her fresh start, her family’s trust, and her growing relationship with a new man—to unlock the secrets of the past.
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