My Daughter’s Legacy (Cousins of the Dove #3) by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould (review by Cathy)

my daughter's legacy


Women of Unfailing Conviction

Virginia, 1864

Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of her family owning slaves. When her wealthy grandfather dies during the Civil War, leaving his slaves and estate to Therese’s widowed mother, Therese flees to Richmond. There she works as a tutor by day and a nurse by night. But when trouble befalls her family, how can she reconcile her duty and beliefs? And where does James Talbot—a long-time family friend—fit in her broken world?

Virginia, present day

After years of substance abuse, Nicole Talbot’s life is back on track. She’s found work at an equestrian therapy center and returned to college with the help of her wealthy grandmother—but that help comes at a price. Nicole must decide between honoring her bargain and doing what she knows is right, even if that could mean losing her new start, her family’s trust, and a future with her handsome boss.


My review (5-stars)

I have absolutely loved this series and wish that it could go on indefinitely, however since it has to end, the authors have outdone themselves in My Daughter’s Legacy leaving their readers satisfied with the conclusion.

The dual storylines have introduced readers to the ones that came before  sisters, Maddee and Nicole.  As much as I love the modern day Talbot family, I’ve been fascinated and drawn to the characters that came before them.   Not just in this installment, but in the other two books as well. 

I especially loved Therese and her  story in this book!  She couldn’t tolerate the injustice of slavery and was quite vocal about it. I loved her courage and strength as she nursed  injured soldiers during the Civil War never forgetting her pledge to give freedom to those who didn’t have it. 

Another one of my favorites has been  Maddee and Nicole’s grandmother!   I like her style and grace mixed with her love and understanding, making her someone I’d like to know.

I was glad to see the progress that Nicole has made in her life along  her growth and maturity.

I’ve been intrigued by the mystery from twenty two years ago that is solved at last and one that had a most satisfying ending.

I recommend reading the books in order so that you’ll have an understanding and appreciation of the history of the Talbot family.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.








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