Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Legacy of the Heart by Favorite, Henrie, Radcliffe, Reed & Shackelford

Posted July 23, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Danica Favorite, giveaway, historical, romance, Sherri Shackelford, Stacy Henrie, Terri Reed, Tina Radcliffe / 42 Comments

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about the book

GENRE: Inspirational Romance Novella Collection
PUBLISHER: Beyond the Page Publishing
RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2018
PAGES: 378

An antique locket with the power to inspire everlasting love unites the five stories in this stunning collection of historical and contemporary inspirational romance novellas!

In Heritage of Love, Danica Favorite takes us to the Chicago world’s fair, where a chance encounter will spark an opportunity for true love, if only the young couple can first overcome polite society’s rigid rules …

Stacy Henrie tells the story of a sheriff desperate to escape the matchmaking efforts of the women in his small town, only to discover that his attempts to sidestep them may lead to eternal love and happiness in By Any Other Name …

Tina Radcliffe’s Forget Me Not paints the picture of a charming antique store, where love will blossom when two strangers learn the secret about a long-ago hurt and a love that never died . . .

In The Lost Locket, Terri Reed introduces readers to two people who have given up on love and will fight their undeniable attraction until it may be too late . . .

And in Winning the Fireman’s Heart, Sherri Shackelford shows us two long-time friends forever searching for the perfect mate, until a gesture of kindness reveals the love that’s always been waiting for them . . .

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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 😉

I also had fun trying to figure out as  I read who in each story was going to get the locket next. Honestly, I could keep reading about the locket and its next recipients for a couple more collections (at least) – and I want to know more about its original owner too (or at least the character who first gave the locket to Violet). Perhaps a prequel collection is in order?!? Pretty please??

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 which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / Love it!

KissingBook Level: 3 /May forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

A self-professed crazy chicken lady, Danica Favorite loves the adventure of living a creative life.

She and her family recently moved into their dream home in the mountains above Denver, Colorado. Danica 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.


USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Henrie is the author of more than a dozen inspirational historical romance novels and novellas. Her books include Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. 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.


Originally from Western, N.Y., Tina Radcliffe left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany, and ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While living in Tulsa she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N., followed by a move to Colorado, which led to a career as a library cataloger. 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’s romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on Publishers Weekly Top 25, Nielsen’s Bookscan Top 100, have been Amazon Bestsellers and featured in USA TodayChristian Fiction Magazine, and Romantic Times Magazine, finaled in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest, National Reader’s Choice Award contest, and American Christian Fiction Writers’ The Carol Award contest.


Sherri Shackelford is an award-winning author of inspirational, Christian romance novels for Harlequin/HarperCollins Publishers. 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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What about you? What’s one of your favorite romance tropes that I mentioned as part of the collection?

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42 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Legacy of the Heart by Favorite, Henrie, Radcliffe, Reed & Shackelford

  1. Kim G

    I just discovered Tina, but haven’t read the others yet! Can’t wait to read your review Carrie!

  2. Thanks for reading and reviewing the anthology, Carrie! Loved what you said about wanting to see the locket passed on to more heroines. 🙂 Or the story behind the mystery woman who gives the locket to Violet!

  3. Janet Estridge

    I can’t wait to read the story of the locket and how it affected the lives of each individual.

  4. Winnie Thomas

    This collection is sitting on my Kindle taunting me. I need to get to it soon. I’m so intrigued by the locket connection. It sounds wonderful! What a great bunch of authors!

  5. Dianne Casey

    I like the locket tying all the stories together. I also like reading about the Chicago’s World Fair. Sounds like a great collection of stories.

  6. Jocelyn

    I love novellas. Especially when they are written by new to me authors. What a great way to find new writers.

  7. Becky Richardson

    The cover is beautiful. I really enjoyed the review. Can’t wait to read this!

  8. Tracey Hagwood

    This collection has a great group of authors and the locket connection sounds intriguing. I’m looking forward to reading it!

  9. Melissa

    The story surrounding Heritage of Love sounds intriguing since like that whole scenario of striving to be to together despite what others think.

  10. Sarah Phillips

    This sounds like a fascinating read! I love that so many time periods are covered and that all of these stories are connected. I also like that the cover hints at the history and multiple stories surrounding the locket!

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