My Daughter’s Legacy
Women of Unfailing Conviction
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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From the Christy Award-winning team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould comes a thrilling tale of two women longing to follow God’s leading, make the most of second chances, and find true love at last.
Mindy Starns Clark
Book Review by Bree Herron
One foot in the present and one foot in the past, is the perfect stepping stones with this book. Nicole and Therese are not in the same time period, yet their stories blend into the perfect book.This is a book full of a reader’s pleasure if they enjoy suspense, romance and the truth of righting the past of a murder that has haunted our Nicole for years.Two women in different eras but both with unfailing conviction-new #book by @LeslieJeanGould and… Click To Tweet
I enjoyed reading this book, it had all the elements that I enjoy in the novel (most do), and it was a pleasure to read on a windy afternoon. I was a bit lost with the present story of Nicole and had only jumped into this series at this book. Though feeling like I was missing prior stories, it didn’t ruin the story or style for me. I really enjoyed Nicole and her personal struggle, I felt like she was a real person dealing with such issues of addiction. It isn’t easy, and the book didn’t sugar coat that, the author made her human with a flaw. A good reminder to us as readers that we have flaws and God can still love us.
Therese is Civil War era, beauty with a heart. She sees struggles, and sense that she needs to do more. I enjoyed her and her power to want to be different than her family. She makes some tough choices, but in the end I felt she had made the best choice for herself and her faith.
The murder in Nicole’s story was my hook through the book, it was interesting to see the weaving of the tale together through this untimely incident. It helped keep the pass going and kept the reader interested. I was pleasantly surprised with the end for both prime characters, and am eager to read the series from the start.
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