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Unclaimed Legacy [NOOK Book]

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Abby's time-surfing software comes in handy when she agrees to help the "Old Dears" next door with their family tree. Except Abby and her friends learn more about one of the ladies’ ancestors than they ever wanted to know. Convicted in 1871 of murder and arson, Reuben Buchanan is a blight on the family name . But was he really guilty? They must get inside the mind of a murderer to find out.
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Unclaimed Legacy

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Overview

Abby's time-surfing software comes in handy when she agrees to help the "Old Dears" next door with their family tree. Except Abby and her friends learn more about one of the ladies’ ancestors than they ever wanted to know. Convicted in 1871 of murder and arson, Reuben Buchanan is a blight on the family name . But was he really guilty? They must get inside the mind of a murderer to find out.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044501874
  • Publisher: Deborah Heal
  • Publication date: 4/27/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 246,474
  • File size: 322 KB

Meet the Author

Deborah Heal, the author of the Time and Again time travel 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. Today she lives with her husband in Waterloo, 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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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    After Abby and Merry agree to dog-sit for John's cousin (with hi

    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.

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