BroadmoorA Surrendered Heart is the third installment of Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller’s Broadmoor Legacy series. Although I haven’t read the first two volumes, I had no problem following the story. As I have come to expect from both Peterson and Miller (who are  usually on my must read list), this book was beautifully written with fully developed characters and plot.

I was a little disappointed in the way Amanda, who seemed to be an intelligent and spunky young woman, totally resigned herself to her father’s wishes and was willing to sacrifice her dreams for a life with an abusive man. It makes me thankful that women have gained more freedom since those days that men ruled the world. Other than that one point, the book ended well (as it should) and served to prove the old adage that “you reap what you sow”.

I would definitely recommend A Surrendered Heart and plan to get my hands on the first two volumes of The Broadmoor Legacy as soon as possible.


SurrenderedHeartWhen cholera strikes Rochester, New York, in the spring of 1899, the members of the Broadmoor family flee to their castle home in the Thousand Islands. But Amanda Broadmoor, who has always held a special compassion for the less fortunate, resolves to remain in Rochester with Dr. Blake Carstead, working to help control the spread of the dreaded disease.

However, much more than Amanda’s health hangs in the balance. Mishandling of the family fortune threatens to leave the Broadmoor family penniless–and even willing to sacrifice Amanda’s future. Will she be forced to marry a man she disdains in order to save the Broadmoor legacy?


Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her novels, two of which have placed in the CBA top ten lists. In addition to her writing, Judy is a certified legal assistant. Judy and her husband make their home in Topeka, Kansas. Visit her Web site at JudithMiller
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 70 novels. She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. Tracie and her family live in Belgrade, Montana. Visit traciepeterson