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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What’s in YOUR Bucket? By Susan Scott Ferrell

Summer-Reading-List

If I were to make a list of all of the books I’d like to read this summer, it’d be too many to count! I was just telling my husband that I wish I had a “download” button in my brain so that I could just devour all of the wonderful stories I come across. But alas, I only have so much time! Can you relate?

So here are five on my Summer Bucket List – books that I feel I must read before summers’ end.

The Promise of a Letter by Kathleen Fuller. Next in Fuller’s Amish Letters series, this looks to be another fantastic title. Estranged brothers seek reconciliation because of very memorable letter.

Light of Dawn by Vannetta Chapman. The final installment in her phenomenal dystopian Remnant series, I can hardly wait to see how Chapman ties up the storylines. Sure to be a page-turner, like the others.

The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Another finale to another stupendous series, Amish Beginnings. I have so enjoyed this series, learning about the early Amish that settled in America. I will be sad to say goodbye to this series – but what a journey it has been!

My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. Yet another ending to a series – this one being Cousins of the Dove. The mystery of current-day Talbot cousins should finally be solved! And along the way, readers will be transported to Virginia, 1864. Historical fiction AND a mystery – what more could you want?

An Amish Christmas Love, a collection of novellas by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, and Kelly Irvin. I could stop right there – did you see that list of authors? I can’t wait to read these Amish novellas centered around Christmas – Amish and Christmas, two of my favorite things!

I’ll also be reading less entertaining titles like Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend…non-fiction <gasp>!

Ha – maybe I’ll learn how to set boundaries for how much I am reading!!

So, what are YOU looking forward to reading this summer? Comment below – your answer may just get added to my TBR pile!


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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