of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5My Daughter's LegacyFebruary 19, 2019CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a great conclusion to a wonderful series. The story touched on so many real life issues of this family both in modern and historical times. Very well written!
TraciePacific NorthwestAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful stories woven togetherAugust 8, 2018TraciePacific NorthwestAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My Daughter's Legacy, the third in Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould's Cousins of the Dove series, does not disappoint. The cousins continue to try to unravel the mystery of what really happened in that cabin so many years ago. As Nicole shares the truth about her memories, other information comes to light that only raises more questions. Even more gripping than the contemporary story, though, is the historical thread in this seamless time slip novel. I was so caught up in Therese's story it took effort to pull myself back to the present when my husband asked me to go for a walk. Character development in the Civil War story engages readers in living history, not a textbook lesson. Readers who are new to this series or time slip novels in general will have no trouble following along. I suspect this is the end of the series, although since there are four cousins and only three books, we can hope for one more story of strong, inspiring women across time.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5IIntrigue and romance in two timelinesApril 10, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Eeeep!!!! Dual Timeline alert and I'm in a tizzy of reader euphoria. This conclusion to the Cousins of the Dove series is that exceptional!
First off, if you haven't read My Brother's Crown and My Sister's Prayer, you won't have a problem reading this one as a standalone BUT it will spoil some of the mystery in the present day timeline so reader beware if you plan to play catch up with the first two books.
Love how the two timelines are presented and how they mesh together by the end. I'm not sure which heroine I connected with more -- usually timid Therese finding untold depths of courage through her convictions during the last years of the Civil War or Nicole who is bravely battling her way back from substance abuse. Let's just say I was consumed by both stories and leave it at that.
And the heroes both past and present made things all the more interesting. :-) There's intrigue and romance and a centuries old mystery that needs to be solved. What's not to love, right? A perfect blend that makes My Daughter's Legacy an absorbing read.
MadeoverBedford,TexasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Series Read Them AllSeptember 21, 2017MadeoverBedford,TexasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A first for me with with a connection between history and present day.
The authors did a great job of weaving together both stories that
solve a mystery.
I did not realize that My Daughter's Legacy was book 3 in the Cousins Of The Dove series.
The book begins in the present day with Nicole and then a few chapters in we are taken back to 1864 and Teresa.
My Daughter's Legacy isn't just about Cousins and relations
as the title of the series leads you to believe.
It is about Women of Fearless Devotion to God and Country and Family.
The reader follows the family through their trials and triumphs.
Although I have not read books 1 and 2 I know I would enjoy reading both.
Even if your not a fan of Historical Romance or Suspense. Or of
Contemporary Romance and Suspense take a plunge and this series a try!
The set would make a great Christmas gift!
I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse.
hplady5 Stars Out Of 5Outstanding conclusion to an amazing seriesAugust 30, 2017hpladyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My Daughter's Legacy
Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
The team of Clark and Gould have pulled out another amazing story of courage and love in the Cousins of the Dove series. I absolutely loved this entire series; the other two books are My Brother's Keeper and My Sister's Prayer. The stories all take place between the past and the present, intertwining the two in an unforgettable way. In the first story, we learn about four cousins and how they stumble upon a dead body in a cabin on their grandparent's property when they are very young. They race to get help from the adults, only to find the body gone when they return. Each of them deals with the emotional upheaval in their own way. Most unfortunately, for Nicole Talbot, the protagonist in this story, the way is drugs. In the previous books she was an addict and in a serious car accident that almost took her life. During this final book, she has been through therapy and rehab and is on the road to a healthy lifestyle. She has one secret though, that she has carried with her for all these years, ever since that day in the forest at the cabin. When she reveals it, what will her family say? How will they react? And how will it affect them and the investigation into the murder that took place all those years ago?
During this story, we also learn about Therese Jennings, a young woman during the Civil War and a direct descendant of all the Talbot girls. When her father dies and her mother inherits her grandfather's farm, Therese must decide what is best for her. Her father believed firmly that slavery was immoral and evil and she agrees with him. However, the farm her mother inherits is run by slaves. When her mother refuses to set them free, Therese flees to Richmond, Virginia. There, she works as a governess by day and volunteers at a hospital by night. Even though she is in the heart of Confederate country, she desperately wants the South to lose the war and all the slaves to be set free. Can she use her position to help bring the war to an end? Will she have the courage to follow her heart and do what she knows is right?
Nicole learns Therese's story throughout the book and draws strength from the courage that Therese showed. As both ladies learn to stand strong in the face of doing what is right, they come to find what happiness really does mean. Take all the excitement and throw in an old manuscript, a decades old mystery, and a family reunion and you have the makings of an exciting, page-turning novel. Although the book does offer resolutions at the end, I could gladly continue reading about the girls and the lives they build for themselves. Any lover of historical fiction will want to pick up this book. Just make sure that you have time to read it without putting it down!
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest review. All of the opinions are my own.