This book, like the first two of the series, is a beautifully told story of a family's legacy -- and family secrets -- through multiple generations. The surface level mysteries involve a group of modern-day cousins and their traumatic childhood memories. Important pieces needed to solve the mystery, though, are found in the story of strong ancestors which unfolds during the difficulties of the Civil War.
As I understand the process, Mindy Starns Clark was responsible for most of the modern-day story and Leslie Gould for the historical elements. These two authors did a remarkable job of collaborating and bringing together their stories which sprang from very different beginnings. The characters from both time periods are well developed, and their stories are compelling. They are masterfully weaved together to form a beautiful tale of strength, conviction, and faith.
Fans of great historical and modern fiction should thoroughly enjoy My Daughter's Legacy. I would highly recommend that for the best enjoyment you read the entire series in order. Click on the titles for my reviews of My Brother's Crown and My Sister's Prayer.
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of My Daughter's Legacy. I was happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
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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.
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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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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 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.