My Daughter’s Legacy

August 1st, 2017. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

My Daughter’s Legacy

By Mindy Starns Clark
and Leslie Gould

From the Christy Award-winning team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould comes a thrilling tale of two women centuries apart, who are forced to move beyond their past mistakes, make difficult choices, and open their hearts to true love at last.

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.


This is a tale of two women, but my heart resonated most with Therese in 1864 Virginia where she eventually leads a life of service and danger. And where she also finds her heart torn between two men.

Then there’s Nicole in present day Virginia, harboring a secret from her past. Nicole is home for the summer and struggling with both her past and her family’s past. And, of course, there’s a man in the picture.

How will these two women come together to unite the present day Virginia family?

Thank you, Mindy and Leslie, for bringing us this tale about how the past can affect our present day circumstances.

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***


Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, with over a million copies sold. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania.
Find out more about Mindy Starns at


Leslie Gould, a former magazine editor, is the author of numerous novels, including “Beyond the Blue” and “Garden of Dreams.” She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children

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