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My Daughter’s Legacy {Cousins of the Dove Book#3} by Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould

Little description: 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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From the Christy Award-winning team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould comes a thrilling tale of two women longing to follow God’s leading, make the most of second chances, and find true love at last.

Genre: Historical Fiction/ Christian Romance

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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5

The story unites two distant relatives in one beautiful tale… Nicole Talbot and Therese Jennings.

Nicole Talbot is in sobriety program, and free from the forbidden liquid for a year. Keeping her promise to her aunty, she does even more than she signed for. But when she receives such a precious gift on her graduation day, a car, yet it threatens to stop her from the telling one heavy secret she carried her whole life… Would be she able to spill the beans and loose the car, or will she keep the secret to her grave and have a chance to drive the car; that is the toughest choice she ever made… She knew on the line is her deceased grandfather’s reputation… And with a new job, she finally met the most stubborn and untrusty man she ever knew… Why he doesn’t like her and always look for the excuse to make her life miserable and hostile on the ranch? Diving deep into the past…

While Nicole questions her shaken name and history, she learns undying truth about her great-grand ancestors… What a courage they had. Will she be able to outlive the brave legacy and be worthy for the name she carried from the birth? Or will it crumble from the accusation she was ready to reveal to the current investigator?

Therese Jennings was Nicole’s great-gran-granmama…  

I love how the two stories combined in one timeline… The author has a great skills in storytelling, and there were no confusion on who is who, and what  happens when. Two strong women in one bloodline, that’s a power of strong legacy and well-developed character. The details of the plot instantly transferred me into the story time… Amazing book.

Provided by Litfuse as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.

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