Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Broadmoor Legacy

I was sent A Surrendered Heart, book 3 in The Broadmoor Legacy series, to review. I found it very difficult to review the book on its own so I purchased the first two books in the series and I'll tell you a bit about them all.
About The Broadmoor Legacy: Books 1-3

A Daughter's Inheritance, An Unexpected Love & A Surrendered Heart

Cousins Amanda, Sophie, and Fanny Broadmoor are as close as sisters, but when their grandfather dies, the inheritance he bestows threatens to tear them apart. With their families as different as can be, the influx of wealth and power impacts each girl differently. Is this the end of the cousins' close relationship? Will the girls choose the path high society has deemed or forge their own ways? Using as a backdrop the unique setting of the Thousand Islands--located in the St. Lawrence Seaway between New York and Ontario--The Broadmoor Legacy combines the writing talents of bestselling authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller for a heart-stirring series featuring three young women searching for love and a legacy the 1890s.

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her novels, two of which have placed in the CBA top ten lists. In addition to her writing, Judy is a certified legal assistant. Judy and her husband make their home in Topeka, Kansas. Visit her Web site at

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 70 novels. She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. Tracie and her family live in Belgrade, Montana. Visit

Escape into the history, opulence, and elegance of the Thousand Islands

When cholera strikes Rochester, New York, in the spring of 1899, the members of the Broadmoor family flee to their castle home in the Thousand Islands. But Amanda Broadmoor, who has always held a special compassion for the less fortunate, resolves to remain in Rochester with Dr. Blake Carstead, working to help control the spread of the dreaded disease.

However, much more than Amanda's health hangs in the balance. Mishandling of the family fortune threatens to leave the Broadmoor family penniless--and even willing to sacrifice Amanda's future. Will she be forced to marry a man she disdains in order to save the Broadmoor legacy?


I enjoyed the whole series. Like I mentioned at the beginning I do not think these are stand-alone books. When I tried to read the third book first it just didn't work. These books really need to be read as a series. I genuinely enjoyed getting to know the three main characters and following their stories. I did find that A Surrendered Heart ended a wee bit abruptly- no loose ends in particular but it felt a bit rushed somehow.

Peterson and Miller wrote expressively and I was able to picture the setting and follow the storyline easily. This series would make an excellent Christmas gift for the Christian Fiction reader in your life. Like I said I purchased the first two books in the series based on my brief perusal of the third and I am happy I did so. The Broadmoor Legacy is a very entertaining read!

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