My Daughter’s Legacy (Cousins of the Dove Book 3 by Mindy Starns Clark (Author), Leslie Gould

About this Book

Women of Unfailing Conviction

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 Review

I ended up LOVING this book! It did start out slow for me and it took awhile for me to really get into the characters and the story. But the more I read the more I wanted to read!

I admired both women in this story. Therese faced so many challenges to her values. As well she faced so many frustrations and loss. Although I wanted to slap her mother around more than once, I understood her fear and how it is easy to slip into the familiar. Therese on the other hand stood firm in what she believed. I loved her integrity.

In the modern timeline, I was rooting for Nicole. She had been such a mess in the earlier stories that I really wanted to see her succeed. The more the authors revealed about her history the more I could understand how she got to the point she did.

After the first few chapters the pace of both timelines moved well. More than once the authors switched timelines and I found myself screaming “NO! You can switch now!”

I found the historical timeline both interesting and educational. The modern timeline finally answered the on going question throughout the series. I loved the role Nicole played in solving the mystery.

If you enjoy dual timelines by all means read this series. I do recommend reading them in order. You could get the fullness of the historical timelines reading them in any order, but to truly appreciate the modern timeline, reading them in order is a must.

Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.

 

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