"A teriffic read"
London swings like a pendulum in the sixties, but Alexa
Langley feels more like a fish out of water. Unlike her
successful parents who thrive in the mod climate, Alexa
feels shy and unworthy. Everyone concludes that Alexa is a
classic underachiever who could do better. Even in
marriage she fails though betrayal by her spouse is a more
apt description. Alexa finally flees London with her
infant Carly for a family owned Scottish castle that has
been neglected for years. Will Alexa find the inner
strength that flows in the blood of her female ancestors or
is she the skipped generation?
In 1988, Carly finds an extraordinary journal that
describes the adventures of her great great grandmother in
Afghanistan (see A LEGACY OF LOVE). Unable to resist,
Carly retraces the steps of her ancestor while not knowing
what she seeks nor what she will find as she treks across
the war-scared landscape.
A SECOND LEGACY is actually two novellas in one book.
Caroline Harvey, better known as Joanna Trollope, (both
names appear on the title page - duh) provides her audience
with the tales of two women. The story lines are similar
yet quite different. Alexa's tale is a character study of
someone struggling to find contentment and her self worth.
Carly's plot centers on finding a place in the world too,
but is more of a romantic suspense drama. Still each story
engages the reader who feel empathy towards the heroines
and shows why this writer is a highly regarded best selling
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 18, 2001