About the Book
Book: Legacy of Love
Author: Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release date: December 8, 2020
Will their love come at a cost?
Escaping Boston to avoid a marriage of convenience aimed at garnering society’s respect for her family name in the shadow of her father’s war profiteering, Meg Underwood settles in Spruce Hill, Oregon. Despite leaving behind the comforts of wealth, she’s happy. Then the handsome Pinkerton agent, Reuben Jessop, arrives with news that she’s inherited her aunt’s significant estate, and she must return home to claim the bequest. Meg refuses to make the trip. Unwilling to fail at his mission, Reuben gives her until Christmas to prove why she should remain in Spruce Hill and give up the opportunity to become a woman of means. When he seems to want more than friendship, she wonders if her new-found wealth is the basis of his attraction.
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As I began to read this story, I loved getting to know Meg Underwood and Ryan Jessop. As a Pinkerton agent, Ryan finds himself tasked with the unusual assignment of bringing Meg back to Boston to claim an inheritance. As a senior agent, he initially struggles with comp,eating the assignment.
Meg fled Boston to flee a marriage sanctioned by her parents. I lived seeing how the two relied on God and their faith throughout the story. I also appreciated how the people of Meg’s community walk beside them and support them.
Sometimes, falling in love just occurs, even if you are not actively pursuing it. So if you want to read a historical story with a wonderful Christian message, check out this book for yourself.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, but this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. A volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII, Linda is a former trustee for her local public library. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry. Linda has lived in historic places all her life, and is now located in central New Hampshire where her favorite activities
include exploring historic sites and immersing herself in the imaginary worlds created by other authors.
More from Linda
Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery?
Last year, that happened to someone at work. Not millions, but a significant amount of money. As a result, she immediately cut her hours to part-time and began to do things she hadn’t been able to. Her good fortune prompted a lot of conversations among my colleagues about what they would do if they came into a large sum of money.
Those discussions inspired the plotline for Legacy of Love, but instead of winning the lottery my main character comes into a large inheritance. As a result, everyone treats her differently and weighs in on what she should do. Her friendships are affected, and her life is turned upside down. She was happy before the inheritance, however the money would allow her to perform acts of kindness. But at what cost?
I hope you enjoy Hannah’s story.
Linda Shenton Matchett
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