Tuesday, July 25, 2017

My Daughter's Legacy

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.

My thoughts: I love stories like this that go back and forth between the present and past! While I haven't read the previous books in this series, I want to go back to read them since they do have a common thread between the modern day cousins going through a traumatic event together and then the historical characters all being from their family tree. That said, the books does a fairly good job of standing alone. There were just a few reference to family heirlooms and some clues that had been uncovered in the modern day mystery.
I loved the historical aspect of this story, since it showed how it must of been like to live in the South during the war as a abolitionist. I loved that both women were strong characters. I highly recommend this one!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.

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