BOOK REVIEW: My Daughter's Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
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
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.
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.
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.
WOW. That is what I have to say about this book. I did my capstone for my Masters on the use of women and African Americans as slaves during the American Civil War -- and this book had so many similarities to what some had faced during those times. I could NOT put this book down. Now, I had not read any of the previous books in this series, but I will be going back and picking those up. This book has dual time periods. Part of the story is set in 1864 Virginia. The other part is contemporary.These characters are well written and seem so tangible. There are twists and turns and I could not wait to get to the next page. Kudos to the authors for a great book that kept me on the edge of my seat.
I received a courtesy copy of this book through the Litfuse Blogging program. All opinions are my own .