Literary Pursuits

Review: My Daughter’s Legacy

 

About a year ago I read the second book in the Cousins of the Dove series by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, My Sister’s Prayer. I enjoyed how that story explored sister relationships but it did kind of leave me hanging since it is the middle book of a trilogy. I was happy to have the opportunity to review the next book in the series, My Daughter’s Legacy. I received a complimentary copy from LitFuse in exchange for my honest review.

Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Author Chat Party

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.

Celebrate the release of Mindy and Leslie’s new book by entering to win the $75 Visa Cash Card Giveaway (details below) and by attending their author chat party on August 1!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • One copy of My Daughter’s Legacy
  • One $75 Visa Cash Card

About the Book

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.

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My Thoughts

The present-day story line picked up where Book 2 left off. I enjoyed catching up with the sisters from My Sister’s Prayer. The mystery that spanned all three books was finally resolved but not before revealing several long-kept family secrets.

The historical story line was fascinating, covering a lot of details about hospitals and medical care during the Civil War, as well as the politics.

I think what intrigued me most about this book (and series) was that it crossed several genres. It’s a Christian novel/historical novel/present-day novel/mystery/romance! However, for me, the parallel present-day and historical stories didn’t work as well in this book as in others I’ve read. The connection between the two wasn’t very obvious until the end. That’s not to say they weren’t good stories. They were. But it was almost like reading two different books at the same time, switching back and forth between them.

I do highly recommend reading the trilogy all together rather than skipping Book 1 and then waiting a year between Books 2 and 3, like I did. There were details from Book 2 that I had forgotten, and presumably some from Book 1 that I had to surmise.

Book Release Giveaway!

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 1. The winner will be announced at the My Daughter’s Legacy Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Mindy, Leslie, and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!

I look forward to reading your comments. Thanks for joining in the conversation! ~Karla

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