Wednesday, August 2, 2017

My Daughter's Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould - REVIEWED

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
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.
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My Thoughts:
This is a story that readers from all genres will love! There is mystery and history layered so tightly that you almost forget where present day ends and history begins.  No surprise that the link between the past and present reveal some profound and eternal truths about the longing each of us has to know and understand our place in time.  History always effects our present, but being brave enough to change the present into something better is not without its pitfalls
I think greed, pride and the longing to do what is best for all are just a few of these pitfalls, and the choices that lie before Nicole as she re-enters life as a recovering addict closely mirror those faced by her predecessor as she is forced to make decisions during a time in history that was utterly divided over slavery.
You will be left slack-jawed at each woman's discovery!  Clark and Gould make a very effective writing duo, and I highly recommend this novel to everyone!!
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 Starns at

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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