The Summer Of Truth
My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould is a Christian contemporary and historical mystery romance and I loved it. It is the third book in the Cousins Of The Dove series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The action alternates between present day and 1864, as secrets in the past are unearthed today. The two stories are linked by common ancestors, a love of history, old photographs and the desire for truth. Both have similar themes in their different time periods.
There is the theme of healing – both literal healing for those in the American civil war and mental healing today from the addiction of drugs and alcohol caused by a past event. God heals souls as we seek Him out. We can discover a God who loves us.
The Bond Of Sisters
My Sister’s Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould is both a contemporary and historical Christian romance. It is the second book in the Cousins Of The Dove series but can be read as a stand-alone. I had not read the first book and I had no trouble following the story.
My Sister’s Prayer – Wow! It’s an epic novel as it journeys from late seventeenth century to present day. The main setting for both is similar. Both stories are intertwined and the lives run parallel of sisters Maddee and Nicole, and Celeste and Berta. Both face similar challenges and dilemmas in their relationships with each other.
The story alternated between the two time periods. The seventeenth century action was told from the point of view of Celeste and in the third person. Present day it was told in the first person from the viewpoint of Maddee. It wasn’t confusing as the chapters were all headed with their names.