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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Legacy of Love Author: Linda Shenton Matchett On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: Legacy of Love

Author: Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release date: December 8, 2020

Will their love come at a cost?

Escaping Boston to avoid a marriage of convenience aimed at garnering society’s respect for her family name in the shadow of her father’s war profiteering, Meg Underwood settles in Spruce Hill, Oregon. Despite leaving behind the comforts of wealth, she’s happy. Then the handsome Pinkerton agent, Reuben Jessop, arrives with news that she’s inherited her aunt’s significant estate, and she must return home to claim the bequest. Meg refuses to make the trip. Unwilling to fail at his mission, Reuben gives her until Christmas to prove why she should remain in Spruce Hill and give up the opportunity to become a woman of means. When he seems to want more than friendship, she wonders if her new-found wealth is the basis of his attraction.


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About the Author

Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. A volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII, Linda is a former trustee for her local public library. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry. Linda has lived in historic places all her life, and is now located in central New Hampshire where her favorite activities include exploring historic sites and immersing herself in the imaginary worlds created by other authors.


More from Linda

Dear Reader:


Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery?


Last year, that happened to someone at work. Not millions, but a significant amount of money. As a result, she immediately cut her hours to part-time and began to do things she hadn’t been able to. Her good fortune prompted a lot of conversations among my colleagues about what they would do if they came into a large sum of money.


Those discussions inspired the plotline for Legacy of Love, but instead of winning the lottery my main character comes into a large inheritance. As a result, everyone treats her differently and weighs in on what she should do. Her friendships are affected, and her life is turned upside down. She was happy before the inheritance, however the money would allow her to perform acts of kindness. But at what cost?


I hope you enjoy Hannah’s story.



Linda Shenton Matchett

My Thoughts

Legacy of Love is written by Linda Shenton Matchett. I absolutely love reading this author's books. She always writes such historically accurate books. Legacy of Love is book 10 in the Keepers of the Light series. The series is written by multiple authors and tied together by the Keepers of the Light theme. They can all be read as stand alones. I have not read all of the books in the series. 

 Meg Underwood  leaves Boston to avoid a marriage of convenience.  She finds herself in Spruce Hill, Oregon. It is not like the life that she left - but she is content where she is. Pinkerton agent, Reuben Jessop shows up to tell her that she has inherited her aunt's estate but has to return back to Boston to collect. Meg refuses to go back. Reuben wants to make sure to complete his job, but tells her she has to prove why she should remain in Oregon. It was fun to read a story with a Pinkerton Agent that was not on a spy mission, but one that was tracking people down. 

I enjoyed this short read. I was able to read it all in an afternoon. The writing flowed nicely and I loved the chemistry between Meg and Reuben. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging program, all thoughts are my own.  

Blog Stops

Inklings and notions, December 14

Texas Book-aholic, December 15

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 16

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 16

For Him and My Family, December 17

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, December 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 19

Artistic Nobody, December 20 (Spotlight)

Betti Mace, December 20

deb’s Book Review, December 21

Connie’s History Classroom, December 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 23

Bizwings Blog, December 24

Mary Hake, December 25

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, December 26 (Spotlight)

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, December 27


To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Visa Gift Card and signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Legacy of Love sounds like a great book for me to read and I am looking forward to finding out what Meg does in regards to the Pinkerton Agent and her heart! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks Connie, for sharing your thoughts! Have a magical holiday season!

  2. Good book for winter reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Sounds like one not to miss.

  4. Legacy of Love sounds like a delightful read.

  5. Thanks for being part of my tour. I'm pleased that you enjoyed Meg's story.