Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Litfuse Review: My Daughter's Legacy by:Clark/Gould

 My Daughter's Legacy (Cousins of the Dove #3)
About the Book:
Women of Unfailing Conviction

Virginia, 1864

Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of her family owning slaves. When her wealthy grandfather dies during the Civil War, leaving his slaves and estate to Therese's widowed mother, Therese flees to Richmond. There she works as a tutor by day and a nurse by night. But when trouble befalls her family, how can she reconcile her duty and beliefs? And where does James Talbot—a long-time family friend—fit in her broken world?

Virginia, present day

After years of substance abuse, Nicole Talbot's life is back on track. She's found work at an equestrian therapy center and returned to college with the help of her wealthy grandmother—but that help comes at a price. Nicole must decide between honoring her bargain and doing what she knows is right, even if that could mean losing her new start, her family's trust, and a future with her handsome boss.

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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 make the most of second chances and find true love at last.


My Review:
 This story is one where you get the privilege of seeing all aspects of the story through several different eyes. We get to see the story from Virginia back in the 1800's to present day. It is vastly different. Back in the 1800's we were at war, during the Civil War. Everything about war will make you question all things new and old around you whether its concerning the war itself or relationships with those you love. It is a nerve racking trying time that can take a tole on an individual much less a family.

 Therese has a lot of convictions many of which her extended family does not share. Her mother is the one that will receive the estate left behind by Therese's dead grandfather, after learning this news and knowing that the things she disagrees with will be ignored--she leaves. She goes to Richmond to make a new life for herself, but it isn't too long when familial duty will call and she will have a tough decision to make.

 Switch to modern day and Nicole is trying to get her life back together after her recent bout with substance abuse. She is working towards a normal life and things will come up that she has to make a decision about and these things aren't easy and she feels it will make her compromise everything.

 The authors are really good at giving us the story from opposing sides. I for one am not sure how they were able to pull it off but they were able to do so this being book three in the Cousins of the Dove series. The series is well versed and had very good flow. I really enjoyed learning more about this family and the difficult choices they had to face.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.