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Legacy Of Love (Legacy Saga #1)

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Told from the eyes of three different women, in three different time periods, "Legacy of Love traces" the story of one family's passions.Charlotte is the first -- wildly beautiful and wildly frustrated -- she married her soldier husband solely to escape from the claustrophobic respectability of Victorian life in Richmond, England. When she reaches the British lines in Kabu ...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published October 9th 2000 by Viking Adult (first published 1983)
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Just arrived from Portugal through BM.

What a waste of time to read this book. I really tried hard to find some connection among the stories of Charlotte in Afghanistan, Alexandra in Cornwall and Cara during World War II in England.

I could't find anything worth to be mentioned.

NEXT book, please!!
I enjoyed this book - - it is a story of 3 women -- generations apart but from the same bloodline. It is evident that each family carries the same thread, especially around the theme of 'Love'. I thought Joanna Trollope (writing as Caroline Harvey) did a fabulous job in keeping the generations true to their life path.
The book is set so that the 3 stories are completely separate (which I really enjoyed). I find it difficult to be in one story, and then the next chapter jumps back to a different
Finished my Trollope (Caroline Harvey) book Legacy of Love. It is three separate stories about three young women from completely different eras but who are all united by blood as well as by their strong characters. The first is set in the mid-1800s in a historical setting of bloodshed in Afghanistan. Wild-child Charlotte marries a soldier and finds herself on the front line of the war. But it is not just the war tearing at her heart; she is frustrated by her solid and sensible marriage and finds ...more
Sherry Friend
I loved this historical novel. I especially liked that it was written from the perspective of three generations of women and showed how each of them grew from young girls into strong adult women. Some time way down the road I would even read this one again.
This book needs to be reviewed with its sequel, "A Second Legacy" which between them are five books/stories of five generations of women in the same family. In my opinion, the best story was that of Charlotte who kicks of the first story but unfortunately for me, the characters deteriorated with each generation until the last one in the second book, Cara is a bit of a pain in the proverbial. This was a huge task that Joanna Trollope took on, covering a story of five women over a time frame of 15 ...more
Bea Alden
This is really a trilogy, featuring three different heroines in three different eras.
The first novella is set in 19th century Afghanistan. Amidst stirring accounts of the adventures of the English army versus cunning and violent Afghan tribesmen, is woven the love story of rebellious and (of course) stunningly beautiful Charlotte.
The second is a coming-of-age/love story/adventure about Charlotte's granddaughter, Alexandra, living in England against the background of the first World War.
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Linda Larsen
I don't know why I resisted reading Joanna Trollope's historical novels but I'm glad I finally did read them. This book and the sequel "A Second Legacy" are simply wonderful. They follow one family through six generations and detail the struggles of each woman to find her place in the world. Vivid imagery, fascinating history, and very satisfying.
This book took me months to read. I'd toss it aside for weeks at a time, pick it up and read a bit here and there. I wanted to finish it, but I guess I just didn't care much about the characters. The first chapter is about Charlotte, a typical spoiled 19th century "way ahead of her times" gal. I found her annoying and was far more interested in her sister, Emily, who was writing that portion of the book. The second part of the book was about Alexandra, Charlotte's granddaughter, and she was a fa ...more
I have a broad appetite for kitsch, but when I can't even remember the plot line of the book one week after finishing it -- that says it all. I also think I read it before, but I was getting only sonar echoes not real memories. The best that can be said of the book is that it was a quick read while we were getting ready for our cruise.
Oct 16, 2007 Kimberly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: romantics
Three generations in one family and with their own romantic love story. A great read for anyone who likes to read about love. The book pulls you right into the story as if you are really there living in the moment. It is a wonderful story about men and women fighting for what they want most.
Rebecca Huston
A historical novel set in 19th century Afghanistan, about four women whose lives are interconnected. A good novel, just not a great one. Fine for beach or light reading.

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Kathleen Resendes
What can I say. It's got castles, Cornwall, pretty people, love, a war (or 2) and so much more. A little on history and a lot of fiction. Loved it, read in 2 days.
Historical fiction/romance - tells the story of three generations of women - three different eras/settings. Great writing and interesting story.
Laura Holland
Really enjoyed reading this book. Great historical fiction.
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Trollope Potter Curteis Tollope (aka Joanna Trollope)

Joanna Trollope was born on 9 December 1943 in her grandfather's rectory in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, daughter of Rosemary Hodson and Arthur George Cecil Trollope. She is the eldest of three siblings. She is a fifth-generation niece of the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope and is a cousin of the writer and broadcaster James Tro
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