My Daughter’s Legacy: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

My Daughter’s Legacy

My Daughter’s Legacy – Mystery Solved!

Oh, how I have waited for this third and final installment in Mindy Starns Clark’s and Leslie Gould’s series, Cousins of the Dove. My Daughter’s Legacy is finally here – and all of your questions are finally answered!

In present-day, recovering addict Nicole Talbot is back home from college. She’s living with Maddie and working at an equine center to gain more experience over her summer break. But Nicole is also coming home with a secret that she locked away long ago one fateful day…a secret that may be the key to unraveling a decades-old mystery.

Therese Jennings is not your typical Civil War-era southern belle. She abhors slavery. When her mother inherits the family plantation, Therese heads to Richmond. In Richmond, she’s a governess by day and aides wounded soldiers at the local hospital by night. Her values continue to be at odds with the world around her. How will she reconcile the two?

I was given My Daughter’s Legacy in exchange for my honest review. It was a great ending to a terrific series. I recommend reading the other books in the series first, as there are so many details of the modern-day mystery that are built book by book, leading to the finale. Clark and Gould did a wonderful job of segueing from present-day Nicole to 1864 Therese. It was not my favorite of the series, as there were so many details thrown in. I felt like I needed a flow chart. That being said, there was a real sense of satisfaction to have the mystery finally solved! There’s no doubt that Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould are writing magic. I hope they team up again soon!


Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!


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The Return: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

The Return

The Return – Amish and Savages and More, Oh My!

It was with great delight and sadness that I received my copy of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s newest release, The Return… Delight because I knew I would love another Fisher novel – I’ve been waiting for this one! Sadness because this meant the end of her Amish Beginnings series! I guarantee you’ll love this one!

The Return is set 25 years since the last in the series, The Newcomer, and it’s full of suspense and good old fashioned adventure. What a cast of characters! Of course Bairn, Anna, and Felix and the gang are all back. But there’s also beautiful Betsy, taken captive after an Indian raid on her Amish farm. Little Hans has grown up to be handsome Hans who adores Betsy, but not Indians. And don’t overlook troubled Tessa who has an adventurous spirit…and loves Hans. How will this all resolve? I bet you can’t figure out the ending…read and find out!

I was given The Return in exchange for my honest review. While it can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the series in chronological order. Not only will the storylines flow better, but the series is THAT good. The characters are engaging and enjoyable. Fisher does a tremendous job of pulling readers in and transporting them to 1760s Pennsylvania. What a wonderful ending to a phenomenal series! Five stars, hands down!


Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!


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An Interview with Debby Giusti Plus Amish Refuge Book Giveaway

Amish-Refuge

Hi, Debby! Welcome to Destination Amish. Can you share a little about yourself and your books?

Michelle, thanks for inviting me to your blog! I write inspirational romantic suspense and have published twenty books with Love Inspired. My last project was a Military Investigations series that included nine stand-alone stories. In the last few books, I created an Amish community located near my fictional military post and enjoyed adding the Amish thread to those stories about military heroes.

My current trilogy is a straight Amish suspense that features three sisters caught in a human trafficking web located in the North Georgia mountains. Amish Refuge came out in May. Undercover Amish will release in October, and Amish Rescue will be published in April 2018.

How are you spending your summer?

I just attended the Romance Writers of America National Conference in Disney World, Florida. The entire week was so rewarding with great workshops presented by top names in the publishing industry. It’s always special to reconnect with old friends and to meet new folks who love to write. I had a wonderful week, but by the end of the conference, I was eager to get home and back to my stories.

Later this month, I will attend the Christian Fiction Readers’ Retreat in Cincinnati and plan to visit Holmes County and many of the Amish communities in Ohio following the event. This fall, I’m traveling to the Holy Land…something I’ve longed to do for years!

Have you ever visited an Amish community?

My family is from Ohio, and I graduated from the Ohio State University so visiting the Amish communities was something I did often. I’ve also lived near the Amish in Pennsylvania and always enjoyed the Lancaster area. Last year, I traveled to Ethridge, Tennessee, where I visited a number of Amish farms and businesses and continue to correspond with a lovely Amish lady who had invited me into her home.

Who is your favorite character that you have written and why?

Miriam Miller is the heroine in Amish Refuge. She’s strong and determined and has to fight off a terrible man who’s holding her captive. I love Miriam’s gumption. She needs to find her sister, Sarah, and nothing will stop her…not even a killer who has her in his cross hairs. Amish widower, Abram Zook, provides refuge for Miriam, and all too quickly, she realizes not only her life but also her heart might be in danger.

What does a typical writing day look like for you?

I do household chores and errands in the morning and write in the afternoon. Usually, I stop at 5 PM to take a walk. After dinner, I’m often back at my computer.

Have you always wanted to be an author?

I’ve always loved reading and writing and penned my first—very short novel—in third grade. I also loved science and medicine and pursued a degree in medical technology and worked in the clinical laboratory after graduation. Following the birth of my first child, I turned in my test tubes and became a stay-at-home mom. I started writing in earnest when my children were older. My debut novel was released in 2007, and now, ten years later, I’m still so thankful that my writing dream came true.

What is one thing about you that readers would be surprised to learn?

Hmmm? Perhaps that I enjoy the revision process more than writing the first draft. In my opinion, the story comes alive as I rework the pages.

What’s next for you?

I’ll continue writing Amish suspense. My next project will feature an Amish woman who had a small role in the three earlier books. Her name is Rosie Glick and she’s insisting that I tell her story.

Thanks so much for visiting us! How can readers connect with you?

Debby-Giusti

Thanks for asking, Michelle. I love to hear from readers and hope they’ll contact me in one of the following ways:
Website: www.DebbyGiusti.com
Email: Debby@DebbyGiusti.com
Blog: www.seekerville.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debby.giusti.9
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebbyGiusti
 

Debby is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of Amish Refuge! To enter, leave a comment below. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Saturday, August 12th.

*Giveaway starts today, Friday, August 4th and ends Friday, August 11th and is only open to US residents*


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