My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould | Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Author Chat Party

Meet two women in different eras but both with unfailing conviction in Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould’s new book, My Daughter’s Legacy. Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. But when trouble befalls her family, can she reconcile her obligations with her beliefs? Nicole Talbot’s life is back on track after years of substance abuse. But when facts she uncovers cast doubt on her family’s legacy, she must risk all that she’s gained—her fresh start, her family’s trust, and her growing relationship with a new man—to unlock the secrets of the past.

Celebrate the release of Mindy and Leslie’s new book by entering to win the $75 Visa Cash Card Giveaway (details below) and by attending their author chat party on August 1!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • One copy of My Daughter’s Legacy
  • One $75 Visa Cash Card

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 1. The winner will be announced at the My Daughter’s Legacy Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Mindy, Leslie, and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!

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{More about My Daughter’s Legacy}

My Daughter’s Legacy (Harvest House, July 2017)

A thrilling tale of two women longing to follow God’s leading, make the most of second chances, and find true love at last

Virginia, 1864

Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. When her widowed mother inherits a plantation, Therese flees to Civil War Richmond, where she works as a governess by day and tends to wounded soldiers at night. But when trouble befalls her family, can she reconcile her obligations with her beliefs? And will love—whether with an old beau or a handsome new suitor—ever fit in her broken world?

Virginia, present day

Nicole Talbot’s life is back on track after years of substance abuse. Home from college for the summer, she’s finally ready to share a shocking secret, one that raises new questions about a traumatic childhood experience. But when facts she uncovers cast doubt on her family’s legacy, she must risk all that she’s gained—her fresh start, her family’s trust, and her growing relationship with a new man—to unlock the secrets of the past.

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Mindy Starns Clark

{More About Mindy Starns Clark}

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, with over a million copies sold. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania.

Find out more about Mindy Starns at http://mindystarnsclark.com.
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Leslie Gould

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Leslie Gould, a former magazine editor, is the author of numerous novels, including “Beyond the Blue” and “Garden of Dreams.” She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children.

Find out more about Leslie at http://www.lesliegould.com/.
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Reviews

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    This book was amazing with great writing and was compelling to read

    Written by Feeling in Red on August 3, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    You will be left slack-jawed at each woman’s discovery! Clark and Gould make a very effective writing duo, and I highly recommend this novel to everyone!!

    Written by Window To My World on August 2, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    Well written and researched meticulously. I loved how this series has a bit of mystery and intrigue as well.

    Written by The Perfect beginning on August 2, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    My second most favorite era, the Civil War. I don’t generally care for books that switch back and forth between time periods, but this one transitions easily. This is the first book I’ve read by either of these authors, but surely won’t be my last.

    Written by Life at Rossmont on August 2, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    The third Cousins of the Dove novel, My Daughter’s Legacy, offers lovers of historical and contemporary fiction a story to enjoy. With two interconnected storylines, Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould tell their story of faith, family, and freedom in a way that excellently heightens all its suspense and romance.

    Written by Book by Book on August 1, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    Kudos to the writing team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould for crafting an engrossing novel that speaks with one voice. In My Daughter’s Legacy you get war, romance, mystery and murder, literally a story in which to immerse yourself. Pacing of these dual timelines was perfect because several chapters are spent with each character’s story, and both stories were intriguing in their own way. Therese and Nicole are connected by an invisible thread of convictions, courage, and faith … and of living by faith instead of being cowered by fear.

    Written by The Power of Words on August 1, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    There was never a moment reading this novel that I ever got bored. This was a great detailed story, each scene evolving page after page until the very end. A worthy read for anyone!

    Written by The She Revelation Blog on August 1, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    I really found myself invested in these characters and enjoyed each and every moment spent with them through these pages. I really think you’ll like this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

    Written by More of Him on August 1, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    My Daughter’s Legacy is a unique book in my opinion because it is written in dueling time periods. The two female lead characters are distantly related and their stories are nicely woven together throughout the book. The authors use alternating chapters to tell each woman’s story. At first I wasn’t sure I would like that but in the end, I did enjoy the writing method and story. I found that the seemingly separate, yet intertwined, stories were very interesting and easy to follow.

    Written by My Table of Three on August 1, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    My Daughter’s Legacy frankly blew me out of the water. Another book that kept me guessing, routinely checking my watch in anticipation of my next bit of down time to sneak in a few more pages!

    Written by Meagan Davenport on July 31, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    In the end, both stories delivered both in terms of suspense and in terms of romance. Recommended.

    Written by Iola Goulton on July 31, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    This is a wonderful story that any fan of historical fiction is sure to enjoy. Interweaving stories of two women in two different time periods, the authors build a unique tale, where we learn of the connections between past and present, and the importance of legacy. Both women are flawed, but they are women of faith, ready to tackle the obstacles they face with integrity and grit.

    Written by The Caffeinated Librarian on July 30, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    I loved this book. I thought the pull between the two characters from different centuries was intriguing. I did find myself more attached to one character more than the other. The storyline was a mixed of historical fiction with mystery. I didn’t feel like it was predictable at all, which was refreshing. I also liked that the book could stand alone since I have not read the other books in the series.

    Written by Finding My Yellow on July 28, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    I can’t recommend THE COUSINS OF THE DOVE series enough.

    Written by Thoughts from Mill Street on July 28, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    Both timelines were complete stories in and of themselves. Putting them together with connections to the same family, showing how both present and past heroines must deal with what life throws at them: old loves, new loves, spies, counterfeiting, and murder. I enjoyed the back and forth between the timelines and stories and appreciated the extra art that was included with the heroine’s name to put us in the right mood for the time and story of that chapter.

    Written by Pause for Tales on July 28, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    My Daughter’s Legacy is the outstanding conclusion to Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould’s 3-book series, Cousins of The Dove. All three combine history, mystery, romance, and a family saga that spans several centuries. This novel continues the present-day mystery for the four Talbot cousins and introduces the Civil War tale of courage, faith and conviction of their great+-grandparents.

    Written by By The Book on July 27, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    This is the third book in a series and I was able to just jump right in. I would have preferred the story to not jump back and forth as much as it did. The past and the present are woven into the story but it kind of felt like two stories that were thrown together. They were connected but just as I was getting into one storyline I was pulled back to the other one.

    Written by Fic Gal on July 27, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    I really like the format of this book and how they talk about history and present day characters. These two authors are phenomenal and I knew this book would be good and it was!

    Written by The Review Stew on July 26, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    Leslie and Mindy prove that they are a great team as this has been a great series and I love how the two storylines are tied together.  At first, I was unsure how they were both going to meld together, but they do.  Both women are strong characters and easy to connect with.  I love the suspense tied in along with the family drama and personal issues.

    Written by Moments on July 25, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    The book is worth reading just be prepared for awkward & repeated transitions from present to the past.

    Written by Becky J Miller on July 24, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    For an intriguing look at history and mystery, this is a series that will fit the bill!

    Written by Seeking With All Yur Heart on July 24, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    Overall, My Daughter’s Legacy was a satisfying tale of faith and redemption. I loved seeing the far-reaching effects our ancestors sometimes have on our current lives. I need to pick up the previous books in this series to learn the rest of the story!

    Written by Daysong Reflections on July 23, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    My Daughter’s Legacy has two interesting aspects related to how it is written. One is that the story during present day is told in first person. I feel that is not always easy to pull off. And the second aspect is the authors brilliantly parallel two stories from two different eras.

    Written by tammycookblogsbooks on July 22, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    I really enjoyed how this book went back and forth between the past and present to tell the story. It gives you the background and lets you know the outcome. I did not find it hard to keep up with the story as it was written.

    Written by Centraleast2 on July 22, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould weaves together two tales about a family with a legacy of Christian values and courage in the face of insurmountable odds. With complex characters from both the era of the Civil War and the present day, readers learn about the Talbot women. My Daughter’s Legacy will keep readers turning the pages late into the night.

    Written by God’s Writer Girl on July 22, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    I found both plots very intriguing, and I really loved how the story switched from present day to the Civil War and how they tied together with each other. It was really neat to follow a story set in two different eras, and the authors did an excellent job of the transitions between the two. I had no problem discerning between two and following the plot line.

    Written by Have A Wonderful Day on July 21, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    An incredible story of two women born years apart who face similar struggles and are tied together not only by family but by the mysterious disappearance of an important family artifact.

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on July 21, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    That being said, I went into the novel without any knowledge of the previous books, and I had no problems reading it. The novels has two different storylines, one in the present day one set during the Civil War, which the stories intertwines together. All the characters are interesting, the descriptions are very detailed, and the dialogue is believable.

    Overall, I enjoyed reading My Daughter’s Legacy. It’s a well-written, emotional novel, and I recommend it to other readers.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on July 19, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    This is the first book I read by either of these authors, and I am for sure going to read the first two books in this series because I enjoyed this book that much. If you aren’t the biggest fan of historical fiction, I think that this book would be a good fit for you.

    Written by The World As I See It on July 19, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    The story in all three books are about strong Talbot woman, and this like the former books spans generations, with one being current time and the other during the Civil War.
    As we span the centuries we are caught up quickly in each of the stories that come together and conclude over an artifact, but how it ends is amazing. I was quickly absorbed in Therese life and her beliefs against slavery, and how she played a part in fighting the injustice.

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on July 19, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    My Daughter’s Legacy is the third, and final, book in the Cousins of the Dove series by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. Each book follows two stories: one historical and one modern day. The historical story is new in each book, but the modern-day mystery is woven throughout all three books. Fans of the Cousins of the Dove series will appreciate this final book and the exciting way the past and present combine to solve a decades-old mystery…

    Written by Cranberry Tea Time on July 18, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    These characters are well written and seem so tangible. There are twists and turns and I could not wait to get to the next page. Kudos to the authors for a great book that kept me on the edge of my seat.

    Written by Connie’s History Classroom on July 18, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    The series is well versed and had very good flow. I really enjoyed learning more about this family and the difficult choices they had to face.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on July 18, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    This book is told from two different points of views, over a hundred years apart. Normally, that’s a  big no for me. However,  I fell in love with the unique writing styles, relatable characters, and the story.

    Written by This Chattanooga Mommy Saves on July 17, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    The emotion from one of our nation’s most painful times in history coupled with the contemporary story of recovery and restoration from addiction drew me into this story and wouldn’t let me go. While this book is the third book in the Cousins Of The Dove series, it can be read as a stand-alone. This one is keeper shelf material for sure!

    Written by Mother of Three on July 17, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have collaborated on a number of novels. My Daughter’s Legacy is the third book in their Cousins of the Dove series.

    Written by I’m Hooked on Books on July 17, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    The switchback between 1864 and present was very well written and enjoyable to read. I loved the tie in with both story lines and the multiple characters all flowed nicely. There is a great suspense that goes along with the book that had me until the end. I learned a few history facts and truly enjoyed my time lost in the pages of My Daughter’s Legacy.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on July 17, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    Nicole’s story takes place during present day and it shows her struggles of getting her life back on track after years of substance abuse. During summer break, she takes an internship as equine therapist to help ease her own demons. However, her boss can’t seem to tolerate her even if though she tries her best to get alone with him. While facing stress at work, the real reason she return home was to share a secret with her family that has been haunting her since she was a child. How are the two women connected? What secrets are the family hiding?

    Written by Two Points of Interests on July 16, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    A mix of history, geneology, faith and mystery made My Daughter’s Legacy a delightful read. I didn’t want to stop reading it till the mystery was solved and then I didn’t want the story to stop! Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have out done themselves.

    Written by GCC bookworm on July 15, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    These two authors did a remarkable job of collaborating and bringing together their stories which sprang from very different beginnings. The characters from both time periods are well developed, and their stories are compelling. They are masterfully weaved together to form a beautiful tale of strength, conviction, and faith.

    Written by Southern Gal Loves to Read on July 15, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    The best way I can describe this book is to think of a needle and thread. You need both to create and finish a beautiful project. As the needle goes through the material, the thread connects the previous one until the end result is a woven piece of beauty. This story weaves past and present into an emotional and vivid account of the Civil War and brings it to the present in an intriguing way. I found myself at times wiping away tears as I read about the slaves. The inhumane way they were treated was so hard to imagine that I wept for their suffering.

    Written by Texas Book-aholic on July 15, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    Well written and a fun read.  Great book to read this summer by the pool.

    Written by Four Seasons of Blessings on July 14, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    Throughout My Daughter’s Legacy, there’s a deep connection between faith and actions. The characters suffered pain, yet some were able to acknowledge the blessings that came from those struggles.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on July 14, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    I really enjoyed this one. I liked the back and forth between Civil War and modern time periods. I enjoyed both of the main characters and felt as if they were well-developed. I liked the way the story flowed between time periods. And the romance in the story- both of them- were sweet and touching.

    Written by As We Walk Along the Road on July 14, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    This conclusional book is definitely worth 4 stars. The writing styles of these two authors are beautiful, and mysterious and historical elements are awesome. This book is filled with emotions, thought provoking story lines, family legacies, and Godly messages of faith, trust and hope. I definitely suggest you get this book if you’ve read the first two! It will steal you away to another place in time and keep you up long into the night.

    Written by Cafinated Reads on July 14, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    I love how the two stories combined in one timeline… The authors have a great skills in storytelling, and there were no confusion on who is who, and what happens when. Two strong women in one bloodline, that’s a power of strong legacy and well-developed character. The details of the plot instantly transferred me into the story time… Amazing book.

    Written by Manuscript Tunes on July 12, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    My Daughter’s Legacy by authors  Mindy Starns Clark and  Leslie Gould is a very enjoyable book.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on July 12, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    I think what intrigued me most about this book (and series) was that it crossed several genres. It’s a Christian novel/historical novel/present-day novel/mystery/romance!

    Written by Karla Ezell Cook: Roads to Everywhere on July 12, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    If you like Christian historical reads with strong women, beliefs about slavery and generations that melt together then try this series.
    Oh yes, don’t forget that bit of romance!

    Written by BOOKS REVIEWS ETC on July 12, 2017

  • ‘MY DAUGHTER’S LEGACY’ BY MINDY STARNS CLARK AND LESLIE GOULD

    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.

    Written by Christian Bookaholic on July 12, 2017

  • Elaine Shorb says:

    I am almost finished reading “My Daughter’s Legacy”. Wow! I live this book!
    Thank you, Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark, for this wonderful book!

  • Molly Frederick says:

    This sounds so good!! I would love to win!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

  • Bonnie Howard says:

    This book sounds wonderful! I hope to be with you Aug 1st. This would be a fun prize to win!

  • Frances Sniatecki says:

    I really need an ebook if I win
    Book sounds interesting