About the Book
Book: Legacy of Love
Author: Renae Brumbaugh Green
Genre: Historical Romance
Release date: June 14, 2022
She’s struggled her entire life to overcome her parentage.
Skye Stratton is nearly perfect. Or at least, she tries to be. She carries the Stratton name, but everyone knows her true half-breed heritage. When she completes her education and is hired as a teacher at the local school, she hopes to finally find acceptance in the town. But when most of her class elects to stay home rather than be taught by an Indian, she knows things will never change.
Alan McNaughten went to Washington, D.C. to make a difference. Instead, he finds himself entrenched in political lies, manipulation, and deceit. When he finds a way to return home to Texas as an Indian Agent, he leaps at the chance. Even if he must hurt an innocent woman to secure his position.
But when the lovely Miss Stratton agrees to teach for the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation, Alan knows he’s gone too far. He’ll do anything to protect her from further heartache and harm. But what will happen when she learns the truth about her position…and the truth about him?
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About the Author
Renae Brumbaugh Green is an ECPA Bestselling Author, award-winning humor columnist, and wannabe superhero. She lives in Texas with her handsome, country-boy husband, four nearly-perfect children and one nearly-perfect son-in-law, and far too many animals. When she’s not writing, Renae teaches online classes and tries to be rugged without chipping her nail polish.
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All my life, since I can remember, I’ve been told I’m part Native American. My great-great grandmother on my mother’s side, they said, was full-blooded Comanche. So even though I am blonde and fair (I have glow-in-the-dark skin) I believed them. I told people, and laughed at their sideways looks. I was proud of my heritage.
Then I took one of those Ancestry DNA tests. Nope. Not one drop of Native American in me. According to the test, I’m English, Scottish, Irish, and Swedish. And yes, I am the biological child of my father (very blonde and fair) and my mother (brunette, with high cheekbones). So I guess it’s just the way the genetic dominoes fell. When I got my mom’s half, I apparently didn’t get the Native American part.
I’m not sure how the science of DNA works, but I will tell you I feel extremely connected to Skye, the heroine of Legacy of Love. She’s a perfectionist. I’m a perfectionist. She thinks she has to perform to be accepted. I do, too. Though she’s always been loved, she struggles to fit in, to feel like she’s really a part of things. Ditto.
Skye’s journey is both difficult and beautiful. It helps that there’s a dreamy beaux (or three!) along the way. But in all the hardship and heartache, she finds herself. And she finds that she’s enough, exactly as she is. Most importantly, she finds a relationship with the One who created her and loved her before time began.
I hope you enjoy Skye’s journey in book two of The Stratton Legacy series. If you haven’t read book one, I encourage you to do so—you’ll meet Skye as a child. More than anything, I hope you’ll glean some beautiful truths along the way.
You are precious.
You are loved.
You are enough.
Legacy of Love is book two in the Stratton Legacy series. The series is written by Renae Brumbaugh Green. I have read book one and I would recommend reading the series in order, since Skye was introduced in the first book. The book is set in 1896 in Lampasas, Texas. Skye has Native American blood in her veins, and that is not something that people are ready to accept. However, she has the Stratton name and has been well taken care of by her adoptive family.
Skye is hired as a teacher when she finishes her education. However, the town keeps their children home for they do not want their kids taught by a "half breed". My heart broke for her. I can't imagine trying to fit into a society that does not want you there.
Alan McNaughten has returned home to Texas as an Indian Agent. He left Washington, D.C. due to the political lies and deceit that was going on. He has secrets that he chooses to hold on to. However, when Skye starts teaching at the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation, he starts to worry over her. Will she be protected?
I loved watching how the author portrayed these two cultures. I felt that they were realistic for the time period. I learned a lot reading her story. Her characters were well written. It was nice to see Skye all grown up in book two.
Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.
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