Congratulations to Danielle, the winner of my giveaway of The Legacy!
The Legacy written by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley is a 336 page novel in the Christian Fiction genre. It was published by Revell on April 7, 2015. To order your copy from Amazon, click here or from Barnes and Noble, click here.
Doug Anderson has been drifting slowly but steadily away from both his family and his faith. His parents, along with Christina, a young woman taken into the family during a crisis pregnancy, have been trying to reach him before he falls too far. But sometimes you have to hit bottom before you’re ready to grow up and give your life over to God. Christina’s feelings for Doug have been growing, even though he writes her off as not worth his time. Will Doug’s own crisis finally clear his vision and help him focus on what he has right in front of him?
My Two Cents
The Legacy is book four in The Restoration Series. Although it is the first book I have read in the series, I was able to follow the storyline with ease. Jim and Marilyn have had a rocky marriage but have worked through their difficulties and have sought restoration with both each other and their adult children. Unfortunately, their youngest son, Doug, has drifted away from the family, his values and the Lord. The story was very encouraging, reminding us that we need to trust the Lord when things are beyond our control. The Legacy focused on the story of The Prodigal Son from the Bible and how we can apply that story to our lives, especially those of us who have adult children.
This is not the type of story I would usually pick out to read, but I am very glad I read it. Although the book was slow in some places, I finished the book feeling encouraged. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
About the Authors
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of many books, including The Dance, The Promise, and The Desire with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel.
Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Missouri.
Thank you to Revell Publishers for a free copy of The Legacy in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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