Legacy of the Heart

Legacy of the Heart

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BN ID: 2940162051121
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 06/22/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 256,579
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Danica Favorite
A self-professed crazy chicken lady, Danica loves the adventure of living a creative life, and loves to explore the depths of human nature and follow people on the journey to happily-ever-after. Though the journey is often bumpy, those bumps are what refine imperfect characters as they live the life God created them for. Oops, that just spoiled the ending of all of Danica’s stories. Then again, getting there is all the fun.

Stacy Henrie
A USA Today bestselling author, Stacy has published more than a dozen inspirational historical romance novels and novellas. Born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family, Stacy enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all laughing with her husband and kids.

Tina Radcliffe
Originally from Western New York, Tina left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany, and ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and later moved to Colorado. A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina is an RWA Honor Roll member, a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist, and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. She currently resides in Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming romance.

Terri Reed
Terri’s romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on Publishers Weekly Top 25 and Nielsen’s Bookscan Top 100; have been Amazon Bestsellers and featured in USA Today, Christian Fiction Magazine, and Romantic Times Magazine; have finaled in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest, National Reader’s Choice Award contest, and American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Award contest.

Sherri Shackelford
Sherri is an award-winning author of inspirational, Christian romance novels for Harlequin/HarperCollins. A wife and mother of three, Sherri’s hobbies include collecting mismatched socks, discovering new ways to avoid cleaning, and standing in the middle of the room while thinking, “Why did I just come in here?” A reformed pessimist and recent hopeful romantic, Sherri has a passion for writing. Her books are fun and fast-paced, with plenty of heart and soul.

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SBMC More than 1 year ago
What a fun collection of novellas all tied to a single heirloom locket passed down through generations, sisters, and friends! The first two stories take place in 1890s and the following three stories are contemporary. Each novella is well-crafted with fun characters. I love how the five stories flow together though written by five different authors (I've read a couple of novella collections that are designed this way and loved every single one of them). Danica Favorite (Heritage of Love) paints a story of Violet, a young and emotional and somewhat flighty woman, who is bent on seeking adventure and the loyal, thoughtful, kind Johnny Little Bear who is a half Lakota horse breeder temporarily working in the Chicago Fair to save enough money to rebuild his father's ranch. Violet is given a silver locket by a mysterious stranger that promises true love to the wearer of the locket and the couple's romance begins. Stacy Henrie (By Any Other Name) continues the legacy of the locket as Violet gives the locket to her practical, not-as-pretty, quiet younger sister Iris. Iris travels to be a mail-order bride to Rome who is a sheriff in Idaho but their encounter is fraught with misunderstandings and hurt. It's a fun marriage of convenience story and how they fall in love, with their uniquely shared interests and their being a team together, is tender and sweet. Tina Radcliff brings us to present day Colorado (Forget Me Not) as Maddy wears the locket, inherited from her great-aunt. Maddy is a fun, tender-hearted antique shop owner and Gabe is the hot-shot big city lawyer come to evict Maddy from her store on his great-uncle's demand. There is a nice subplot of Maddy's great-aunt and Gabe's great-uncle's long-lost romance within the story and a whole lot of fun and funny dialogue amongst the characters. The themes of forgiveness, mercy, and sacrificial love are prominent in the story. Terri Reed has Maddy's sister Penny wearing the locket (The Lost Locket) as she adjusts to life back home as an ER nurse. She's been hurt and labels herself with "attachment issues" though she's a warm, loving woman with so much to give. She ends up working the night shift with Brad, an ER doc who has also been burned by love before. Their romance is slow and sweet and so gratifying when they realize that they can make their relationship work. In the final story, Sherri Shackelford (Winning the Fireman's Heart) weaves Georgie, Penny's best friend, and Logan together in a hysterical scenario-gone-wild story with hilarious banter. Georgie now wears the locket, "on loan" from her best friend Penny who believes Georgie will get a chance at true love, too, one day. Georgie has a big heart and dreams but doesn't think that she is marriage material and prefers to hang out with her friend Logan, who's always been by her side. Logan is a firefighter who can't seem to commit to any long-term relationship due to restlessness. A whole series of newsworthy incidents later, we have a smile-worthy romance between two great friends who have known each other all their lives. If you enjoy a heart-warming collection of fun novellas, this one is definitely for you! I received a copy of the book from the authors and was under no obligation to publish a review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Legacy of the Heart is a delightful novella collection, ranging from historical to contemporary, each story loosely connected by the same locket across generations. I loved this element of the locket and how it came to be in each woman’s possession. This was a creative technique that worked well to anchor the set as a whole but also enough that each author’s style and strength was given room to flourish. The stories cover a range of time periods (two historical, three contemporary) as well as tropes – love at first sight, marriage of convenience (one of my fave novellas in the collection!), enemies who fall in love (another fave story!), coworkers who have given up on love, and best friends who fall in love (another of my fave novellas!). The romances are all sweet, though a couple of them do add a little extra heat to their kisses (and I'm not complaining!) Bottom Line: If you love a mix of historical and contemporary, this is the perfect collection for you. Each story gives readers a taste of each individual author’s style and voice, so it’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some authors you’ve perhaps never read before. The stories are all unique and sweet, with tender romance, humor, and lots of heart. A great weekend read! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Legacy of the Heart was such an enjoyable novella collection! The first two stories were historical and the last three were contemporary. I liked the continuity that the locket brought to the collection, yet, I also appreciated that the novellas were each unique in the way the locket played into the plot. All of the stories were fun to read and I liked each one. I really enjoyed By Any Other Name, which was a historical novella. I thought that this marriage of convenience story was especially sweet and it tugged at my heartstrings. My favorite contemporary story was Winning the Fireman’s Heart. I loved the way these two main characters, who were best friends, fell in love without even realizing it at first. Very fun! This is definitely a good collection to grab hold of for fans of sweet and inspirational romance! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
Legacy of the Heart by Danica Favorite, Stacy Henrie, Tina Radcliffe, Terri Reed, Sherri Shackelford An antique locket - can it bring love? Can an heirloom locket have the power to bring about true love? A locket ties the five stories in this collection together. It first appears when a stranger at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago gives it to Violet. It is given to her sister next and then shows up in our present time in the hands of another pair of sisters and their friend. I enjoy novella collections that have a common thread woven through them like this. The authors did a great job with the continuity of the theme. I was impressed by the way the characters who were introduced in one story were so naturally and seamlessly carried into the next as the main character. I also appreciate that though the locket could have been treated as a magical object, it was not. In many of the stories it was emphasized by the characters that the locket couldn’t have this power – love comes from God. Yay! Each of the stories was enjoyable. Several of my favorite romance tropes were used. Marriage of Convenience (By Any Other Name), Best Friends to sweethearts (Winning the Fireman’s Heart), and Enemies to Lovers (The Lost Locket). Heritage of Love by Danica Favorite addressed prejudice against the “Indians”. One of the things that I liked that the author brought out was the way that those who experience prejudice aimed at them often develop prejudices themselves. It was also interesting to see how even at that “modern” time, women attending the World’s Fair were expected to stay in the garden exhibits and were discouraged from attending any of the others. By Any Other Name by Stacy Henrie was a touching twist on a Mail Order Bride – in this case, Sheriff Rome had already met and was corresponding with Ivy when he realized his need for a bride. There was a twist at the beginning that I was not expecting at all. Forget Me Not, by Tina Radcliffe starts out with a bang, literally, and is a delightful story about secret identities, scorned lovers, antiques, and cupcakes. The Lost Locket by Terri Reed was about Madeline’s sister, Penny. Both she and Brad first appeared in Forget Me Not. This was a very sweet story of this nurse and doctor falling in love but not wanting to admit it even to themselves out of fear and the way it would change their life plans. Winning the Fireman’s Heart by Sherri Shackleford had me laughing out loud. With a slightly uncouth fireman (seriously, he belched in Ginger’s presence without even trying to cover it up – yuck!) with a protective nature and his best friend who had always felt herself lacking, especially in her appearance, this story was funny and touching at the same time. Read the full review of Legacy of the Heart by Danica Favorite, Stacy Henrie, Tina Radcliffe, Terri Reed, Sherri Shackelford with a Preview at AmongTheReads.net I would like to thank Prism Book Tours for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the stories in this collection and seeing the locket pass from one character to another. The first two stories are historical, and the last three are contemporary. I liked the setting of the first story, with an eligible society daughter interested in seeing more exhibits than the horticulture one deemed acceptable to young ladies, and her unlikely friendship that springs up with a cowboy from the Wild West show. However the dialogue was pretty stilted, the insta-love unrealistic, and the characters repeatedly fixated on his partial Native American heritage. The collection vastly improved with Stacy Henrie's novella which had vibrant characters, interesting banter, and a compelling narrative. The small-town sheriff thought he was corresponding over a year with the lovely lady he met at the Chicago World's Fair, but it turns out that he mixed up her name with her plainer sister's. They don't discover the misunderstanding until she arrives to marry him, and a marriage of convenience results. I'm always intrigued by how a couple falls in love while in such close circumstances but also withholding- or attempting to ;) His bride fits right in, helps him with his duties and befriends the neglected youngster he has been reaching out to. Their blossoming romance based on friendship develops sweetly and some dangerous outlaws bring action to the plot. The first contemporary story by Tina Radcliffe was fun and quirky with the antique shop passed down to a niece who learns that her aunt's long-ago broken relationship with the owner and landlord of the building it's in has put the future of the shop at risk. The building owner's nephew who is also his lawyer comes to town to foreclose but ends up solving the mystery of the relationship and falls in love with the town himself. I appreciated the genuine and friendly nature of the main characters and their friends in the tight-knit community. The retro vibe was fun and I loved how in her antique shop the objects of an older era are valued instead of disregarded or discarded. The next story by Terri Reed has a doctor and a nurse who work well together professionally sparking a friendship outside of work and discovering their chemistry and attraction for one another. I liked how well they respected each other and the fun they had together. The conflict of the plot is that Penny has a hard time trusting her own heart to love and Brad is only in the town on a temporary contract, with his next job already lined up in Chicago. Even though they alternate between closeness and avoiding each other, they are honest about their feelings and I appreciated that they allowed each other space to figure out their own hearts and futures. The final story is another fun one with a creative premise- Logan, the attractive fireman who always keeps relationships short has a pact with his best friend Georgie who is a girl to attend all weddings as each other's date. She has a tomboy sense of humor and isn't a twig, and is about ready to give up on finding love. She wins a drawing for a wedding dress complete with a trip to NYC with her groom-to-be and a photo shoot, so Logan volunteers to be her stand-in groom so she can claim the dress. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments and also some tender and vulnerable ones as they are drawn into situations that make them realize how much they care for each other, and not just as friends. A perfectly wonderful friends-to-lovers romance! (I received a complimenta
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Legacy of the Heart is a collection of five novellas. These novellas include: Heritage of Love by Danica Favorite - a clean historical set at the World's Fair in Chicago, IL with Violet and Johnny. By Any Other Name by Stacy Henrie - a sweet western involving a bachelor Sheriff Rogers. Forget Me Not by Tina Radcliffe - an interesting story involving Maddy and Gabe. The Lost Locket by Terri Reed - a fun tale of Nurse Penny and Dr Brad. Winning the Fireman's Heart by Sherri Shackleford - my favorite of the five stories. Georgie and Logan finds love right where they least expect it. I enjoyed all five of these stories. I did find them predictable but I did not care. Such a good, sweet, clean, and romantic book. I give Legacy of the Heart 4 1/2 stars. It is most definitely worth a read. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Andrea_C More than 1 year ago
I admit that historical romance is not my usual choice, especially those that take place during the 1800s. But the concept behind this book was intriguing, and I'm often willing to give such stories a chance. And of course, three of the five stories are actually contemporary romance. The five novellas are connected by a locket that is destined to bring love to its bearer. And not all of them are historical. One of the advantages of this book is that the different novellas are going to appeal to different readers, which is one of my favorite parts of collections like this. What doesn't work as well for me is going to appeal to someone else, and vice versa. The first story, Heritage of Love by Danica Favorite, is one of those stories that has the main characters fall in love instantaneously, which is honestly not one of my favorite kinds of romances. It just isn't possible. But beyond that, I loved the message of learning to like people for who they are, and not judging them by their heritage. Violet is a white woman whose dying father is determined to get her married off to an appropriate man of his choosing. But Violet has met and fallen in love with another man. The other man is half-Indian, which is not going to sit well with her father, who has had negative encounters with them in the past. John's own family had been split when his white father married his Lakota mother, and she was disowned. But they are determined to love each other as people and not as a race or a stereotype. This is the most important. The second story, Any Other Name, really captured my heart. Violet's sister Iris had met a man named Rome and kept in touch with him via letters. After she sells the family home, she moves to be with him, as they had discussed marriage. Despite some initial shyness and a small case of mistaken identity, they get married anyway, mostly to allow Iris to have some security in life, and to allow Rome some peace from the meddling women in the town. Their story is sweet as they slowly get to know each other, which means they are slowly falling in love as they discover more about each other and how they truly are a perfect match. I'm also a sucker for Billy and there is a touch of suspense. Forget Me Not was such a familiar kind of story to me. I feel like I have visited Wolf Creek before and that I already knew these characters, though I obviously don't. I think this story just fit in quite well with the type of contemporary romance I have been reading a lot of lately. We fast forward a few generations and now the locket belongs to a young lady named Maddy. She inherited the locket and an antiques store from her great-aunt Jacqueline. Unfortunately, she is behind on her rent and doesn't realize that she is facing eviction sooner rather than later. And then she has a chance meeting with a handsome stranger named Gabe, who is immediately taken with the feisty and independent woman and wants to help her. I really like these two characters and rooted for them the whole way through this story. Next we have The Lost Locket, which chronologically follows Forget Me Not. The locket has been bequeathed to Maddy's sister Penny. Penny has recently moved back to Colorado to be near her sister Maddy, but she isn't necessarily looking for love. She doesn't believe in the power of the locket. But then she meets Brad, the doctor with whom she often has to work in the local ER during the night shifts. The attraction between the two of them is strong,
Amigagal More than 1 year ago
I devoured this anthology! I've read books by all these authors before so I thought I would enjoy an anthology by them but once I read the first book, I was totally hooked and couldn't stop reading it! I would recommend reading the books in order, only because the "thread" that runs through the books is a locket that supposedly brings true love to the person wearing it and reading the books in order helps the reader see how the locket go from person to person. That "thread" was fascinating to me. I enjoyed so much how each writer took their "couple" and wove that locket into their story. The anthology starts out with a couple historical stories and then moves forward to the present day. It was delightful and I would recommend it to anyone! It would be a great summer read but could be read anytime of the year! The stories are not that long so it's easy to pick up and read one, then go on to the next one when you have time. Each hero and heroine touched my heart and I loved that particular book. Pick up your copy today and enjoy a fun read! I received a complimentary copy from one of the authors but was not required to provide a review. My opinions are strictly my own
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
LEGACY OF THE HEART is one of the best anthologies I have read recently, which is most notable because, out of the five authors, four were new to me. I would recommend that 1 and 2 be read in order, and 3, 4, and 5 in order as well, although the last novella can stand on its own. Reading out of sequence would not make the anthology incomprehensible, but some characters appearing in the previous novellas star in the subsequent ones. The first 2 novellas are historical romances, while the last three ones are contemporaries. 1. HERITAGE OF LOVE by Danica Favorite takes place at Chicago’s world fair in 1893, where love overcomes prejudice. I thought it was very interesting from a historical perspective, although love for Violet and Johnny happened a tad too quickly to my taste – it was a case of love at first sight – the characters’ backstories were important. It did leave a few things hanging, which were taken care of in the second novella, hence my advice to read in order. 2. BY ANY OTHER NAME by Stacy Henrie – one of my favourite historical authors ever – gives us answers to the previous story, as Violet’s sister Iris finds her own happy ever after with a man she had met in Chicago, which is very cleverly done by Ms. Henrie. There were quite a few interesting twists in this story, and I think it would make a fabulous movie, given all the details of everyday life on a ranch in 1894, such as washing, the mercantile, and so on. BY ANY OTHER NAME is really a full novel within the confines of a novella; and Sheriff Rome Rogers – Iris’ love interest – is truly a wonderful hero, Iris was lovely, and I also loved a secondary character, Billy. Rome had me worried for a moment, but Ms. Henrie handled everything with her customary finesse. The romance developed exactly as it should have; once again, Stacy Henrie has written a most lovely romance. 3. Tina Radcliffe had me worried with FORGET ME NOT when a totally unexpected turn of events brings our couple together: Maddy Donovan and Gabe Dawson. This novella features a trop I normally dislike, but Ms. Radcliffe does such an exceptional job, that I loved it. The characters are very well defined, even the secondary ones – Phoebe Whitaker is rather unforgettable. The story is clever, flows well, and the dialogues are excellent. 4. THE LOST LOCKET by Terri Reed features nurse Penny Donovan, Maddy Donovan’s sister, who gave Penny the locket, and Dr. Brad Lawrence, both of whom we had met in the previous story. Penny doubts her own judgement when it comes to men, and it was so well done, that it made it very easy to identify with her predicament. I also loved how Ms. Reed dealt with the ex-boyfriend, it was rather unusual. And it’s so cool, because Brad and Penny go curling! 5. WINNING THE FIREMAN’S HEART by Sherri Shackelford was truly a revelation! It features, Georgie, a friend of Penny’s (the reason why it’s better to read in order, although this one stands perfectly on its own.) and firefighter Logan Snapelli. This is one of the best friends to lovers stories I have read in a long while! The interactions between Logan and Georgie are priceless: they really act like friends, and their banter is absolutely terrific; I laughed out loud several times. It’s also a very body-positive story. Ms. Shackelford did not succumb to the numerous pitfalls of the genre; overall, this is excellent, and I’m thrilled to have discovered this author.