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Unclaimed Legacy
     

Unclaimed Legacy

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by Deborah Heal
 

A 200-year-old treasure waiting to be reclaimed.

Abby Thomas’ 11-year-old student Merri is finally warming up to her. And her friendship with John Roberts is also heating up. He’s definitely marriage material. Except for the fact that when she tells him about Beautiful Houses he thinks she’s crazy.

Because a computer program that

Overview

A 200-year-old treasure waiting to be reclaimed.

Abby Thomas’ 11-year-old student Merri is finally warming up to her. And her friendship with John Roberts is also heating up. He’s definitely marriage material. Except for the fact that when she tells him about Beautiful Houses he thinks she’s crazy.

Because a computer program that allows you to rewind and fast-forward the lives of people from long ago is surely pure fantasy. But then John sees for himself that it’s not.

Together they use Beautiful Houses to help the “Old Dears” next door with their family tree. Rummaging around in their history, they discover that the 85-year-old twins have been keeping a secret from each other since 1941. And the ladies’ ancestors have a few secrets of their own, too.

Convicted in 1871 of murder and arson, Reuben Buchanan is a blight on the Old Dears’ family name. But was he really guilty? Abby and John must get inside the mind of a murderer to find out.

But there are also heroes in the ladies’ family tree—like Reuben’s ancestor Nathan Buchanan. Abby and John’s amazing software takes them on a virtual trip back to 1803 when Nathan log cabin sat just outside Lewis and Clark’s Camp River Dubois where the men spent the winter gathering supplies and training for their cross-continental expedition.

Nathan Buchanan’s cabin was added onto through the years, and at one time it was a stage coach inn called Shake Rag Corner. Today it is a condemned derelict. But while watching its history unfold, Abby and John discover a 200-year-old treasure waiting to be reclaimed—and that God’s promise to bless a thousand generations really is true.

What Readers Are Saying…

“One of the best authors & series I've read in a while. I love time related stories and this one is a new approach. Great characters, dialogue, and research. It's one that I started reading the sample and then couldn't put it down. I'm on book #3 and I don't look forward to it ending.”

"This series gently touches on serious, yet timeless topics that have confounded humans throughout history. Icing on the cake for this historical fiction fan is the author's Christian perspective and emphasis on God's redemptive plan in spite of human choices.”

“It is a fascinating story, masterfully written. I will definitely be reading every book this author writes.”

“Ms. Heal does an excellent job of sucking you into a story that is filled with drama and fun little plot twists. You find yourself wondering by the end, just before you find out, whatever is going to happen with John and Abby.”

“Wouldn't it be fun to be able to go back on a computer program and watch the history of your family unfold? This is what Deborah did in this fun and exciting book.” (Rose Chaney)

“This gripping story will take you on a history lesson of the Lewis and Clark days, you will see the power of forgiveness and redemption.”

Unclaimed Legacy is historical Christian fiction. The next book, Every Hill and Mountain, completes the History Mystery time travel trilogy and brings the reader full circle with the Underground Railroad slaves’ stories in Time and Again.

The History Mystery Trilogy: Christian time travel with a unique twist—computer software that “time-surfs” through the history of old houses. It’s also squeaky-clean romance, guaranteed to be flinch-free.
And the kind of historical fiction you like to read—believable!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044501874
Publisher:
Deborah Heal
Publication date:
04/27/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
308,471
File size:
495 KB

Meet the Author

Deborah Heal, the author of the Time and Again "history mystery" series, was born not far from the setting of her book Every Hill and Mountain and grew up “just down the road” from the setting of Time and Again and Unclaimed Legacy. Today she lives with her husband in Monroe County, Illinois, where she enjoys reading, gardening, and learning about regional history. She has three grown children, three grandchildren (and another on the way), and two canine buddies Digger and Scout (a.k.a. Dr. Bob). She loves to interact with her readers, who may learn more about the history behind the books at her website and Facebook author page.

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Unclaimed Legacy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
After Abby and Merry agree to dog-sit for John's cousin (with his help, of course), they meet their new neighbors, the twins Eulah and Beulah. These old women, who are endearingly called the Old Dears, are trying to put together a family tree. But since they don't know much of their family on their grandfather's side, it proves difficult. Abby, Merry, and John decide to help them by time-surfing in other old or even rotting houses in the area. One clue soon leads to another, and as they unearth the mysteries behind the Old Dears family tree. An illegitimate son? Murder? Or what? I really enjoyed this novella. There was the mystery, the sort of "time travel", and the growing romance between Abby and John. I loved the history! And the Old Dears were quite hilarious sometimes, especially Beulah and her pranks. It makes me want to do my own family tree. I only would have appreciated more time-surfing. The characters do it quite often, but the story revolves more around the present time than the past. Overall, a very interesting and unique story. Things you should know: *Spoiler alert There a little violence in this book. The violence is not described in detail, but mainly features an abusive husband beating his wife to death then burning her body. Also, there is kissing and even an assumed affair (not described) that is later cleared up. And a minor character is arrested for using and selling drugs. The author clearly does not promote these things (except kissing). I received a free copy of this book in exchange for and honest review.