Thursday, September 28, 2017


My Daughter’s Legacy(Harvest House, July 2017)

A thrilling tale of two women longing to follow God’s leading, make the most of second chances, and find true love at last
Virginia, 1864
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.

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.

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Leslie Gould

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.

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My Review:
What a great story about genealogy. We all come from someone, and we never really know how much we intertwined with our ancestors. I really liked how the authors had the characters tell their own stories side by side throughout the book. The plots were combined well together. It amazes me that we not not hear about more connections between The Civil War and today. Nicole's childhood definitely had to do with her family's past. I would have liked to read all three books at one time, to better understand the timeline and Nicole's family tree. However this was a great book about how history is never really left in the past. I liked the characters and even though some were not as friendly as others that only made them more realistic. A good romance is also a welcomed edition when reading about war and death. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy, all opinions are my own.

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