Book Review : The Legacy

I’m so excited to share the conclusion to the Restoration Series by Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley.  The Legacy is book #4 in this series and it was as good as the first three.  Honestly, I am not sure which would be my favorite, because I loved each one of these stories!TheLegacy-194x300

First, check our my review of The Dance, The Promise and The Desire – so you will see the great depth of characters in this series as well as the variety of topics faced.  The Anderson family makes up the main cast of characters with Jim and Marilyn as the parents, and Tom, Michelle and Doug their children.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading each story as it dives in to a different member of the Anderson family and looks at topics ranging from adoption, divorce, and job loss.

The Legacy is focused on the youngest son in the Anderson Family, Doug.  While he is at college he is making choices that do not line up with his family values, and while his parents suspect something is up they are reluctant to jump in.  After a confrontation that is undeniable, tough decisions need to be made.

I appreciated the tough topics faced in this story because I have 2 boys about to start high school, the season Doug is in is just around the corner for me.  I love seeing the counseling techniques that Gary Smalley would use with family counseling playing out in a novel with characters I can relate to.

I cannot recommend these stories enough, they are captivating and quick reads, but with tremendous depth, truth and practical application.  No matter where you are in life, or what you are dealing with, these stories will offer great insight into choosing a path that honors the Lord.

NOTE : I received The Legacy in exchange for an honest review by Revell Publishers.

Synopsis :

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?

Readers who have been on this emotional and romantic journey with the Anderson family will fall in love with this satisfying conclusion to the popular series.

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