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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  15 reviews
North Carolina native, Cisely Matthews has seen and suffered much in her twenty-two years of life, and she has the scars to prove it. When amazing blessings come to her, she wonders if she will ever feel worthy enough to deserve them.
Australian-born Ingo Kelly is thrown for an emotional loop when he visits his aunt in Utah and meets Cisely for the first time. He falls for
Paperback, 630 pages
Published July 2011 by Jewel of the West (first published March 2004)
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~Charmer~the 1click addict
This book for me was awesome. I've never read anything like it. I've read sweet-romance books before but this would have to be my favorite of the sweet-romance genre. It made me smile a lot and cry like I never have. After reading this book, I did a lot of thinking and more crying. I don't know why this book affected me the way it did.

Cisely has had some serious trials and tribulations in her life, and she still remained positive. She finds friendship, respect, and love with a hot aussie Ingo,
Literary  Chanteuse
This is an emotional story of a woman who tries to rebuild her life while enduring many hardships and still manages to find herself and the love that she has always been searching for. The characters seem true to life and address very real issues that makes the story very memorable. There were moments of reflection by the main character that I found to be a few too many for my taste however the author has created an amazing drama that had me in tears of sorrow and tears of joy. I enjoyed this bo ...more
Keshia Rambo
This work was awesome and worth every penny. It details the lives of couple. The storyline was strong. I dom't want to give anything away, but there were many twist and turns. All your emotions will be tried reading this story.
An epic story of 2nd chances.
Legacy is a great book, but it is very, very long. Almost 150,000 words, so a real epic to rival War and Peace. It's also a romance - several romances in fact - and I'm really not a fan of that particular genre. I could have done with a whole lot less of our couple going googly-eyed over each other (and cutting half of the declarations of love and counting of blessings would have shortened it considerably) and rather more actual action and events, but if that's what you enjoy, then this is beaut ...more
Anna Dye
This is the most captivating read I have had for a good while. I couldn’t put it down. The Legacy is a tale about a young woman of color battling her demons on a daily basis. She is quite beautiful, yet has a hard time seeing it. She has been scarred for life by the abuse of her alcoholic mother and her abusive father. Growing up in a home where she was told of her worthlessness, she finds it very hard to believe she has any value. Now in her early twenties, she struggles to erase the life she h ...more
Levina  C.
An emotional story about love that is passed on from generation to generation, from family to family, & from one lifetime to another. It all started when Cisely moves in with a friend and falls in love at first sight with her friend's nephew. Cisely has had a hard past, but her man's love helps to overcome it and move on. She is the first who is healed with love, but she is not the last. From then on, trials and troubles come but Cisely and her husband persevere thanks to the Power of Love t ...more
Laura York
This was my first book I read by the author. That was three days ago. I have since read two others & their novelettes. This writer is gifted as a writer. She draws you into the story within a few pages & you don't want to put it down until you have read the last sentence. The details of her characters and their world are beautifully written. I highly recommend this book.
What a powerful story. I could not put it down. Jewel has a way of pulling the reader into the story. This is a clean sweet story that has many ups and downs, twist and turns and leaves you so happy when you reach the end. The Legacy will pull at your heart and have you in need of a box of tissue. This is a great read.
Nicole Gottschalk
I don't know what to say about this book. I toke me on sooo very many highs and lows that I felt that I really was part of the story. I laughed, cryed, and had every and all moods in between.
What a lovely story of a lifetime of love and being given second chances when you've made mistakes. Unconditional love abounds in this book!
This is such a great book. It is so inspiring and unpredictable. It left me wanting to read more. Great job Jewel. :)
This was a sweet story of love and redemption...more like 3 or 4 stories. It easily could have been multiple books.
Very good--I wish I could find the sequels!
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