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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Sunset in Old Savannah: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

Sunset in Old Savannah

Sunset in Old Savannah – Needs More Heart

I’m most familiar with Mary Ellis’s writing because of her superb Amish writings (Wayne County series, the New Beginnings, the Miller Family series, and a host of wonderful novellas.) Ellis has a way of charming her readers in to a storyline. So when I was given the opportunity to read her latest release, Sunset in Old Savannah, even though it was not Amish, I jumped at the chance.

Sunset in Old Savannah is second in her Secrets of the South Mysteries series and follows private investigator partners Beth Kirby and Michael Preston. They are sent on assignment from their Mississippi office to Savannah, Georgia. In Savannah, their mission is to spy for one of Savannah’s high-society husbands. What IS he up to? All too soon this seemingly easy gig becomes a story of intrigue and unanswered questions. Can Beth and Michael unravel it all before it’s too late?

I was given Sunset in Old Savannah in exchange for my honest review. While it can be read as a stand-alone, many references are made from the first novel. So it looks like I need to catch up! As a Georgia girl, I will say that Ellis captured the southern vibe very well…and I think I’d like to have PI Beth as one of MY friends! That being said, Sunset in Old Savannah is not my favorite by Mary Ellis. She’s a fantastic storyteller – I just prefer her Amish writings, which seem to have more depth and more “heart.” But decide for yourself and check it out!


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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