Legacy Road by Graham Garrison in a follow up to Hero's Tribute by the same author. Wes Watkins seeks to find the truth about the father he has been estranged from for years. He deals with the issues of grace and forgiveness as he faces the things his father has done. Meanwhile all those around Wes seem to be struggling with forgiveness also. His mother has to deal with her feelings toward his father. His would be fiance has to deal with her guilt surrounding an incident in her youth. And in letters Wes has discovered from a Civil War ancestor, her learns his ancestor had his own guilt and forgiveness to deal with.
I had a hard time with this novel. I think I could have gotten into it better if I had read the first book. It was difficult at first to figure out some of the characters and understand what was happening.
Wes Watkins was a good character and made a good hero for our story. The story, once I understood most of it, held my interest and made me eager to find out what secrets all our characters were going to uncover. I liked the way that the story's theme- guilt and forgiveness- ran throughout the book in all of our characters' lives.
There was a little too much introspection in some places. I felt like I was floundering in the angst of the main character. At the same time, I felt like other parts of the story were just breezed over.
I would rate this one a 3.5 stars and a G for anyone to read.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. All opinions are entirely my own.