Friday, July 6, 2012
Legacy Road by Graham Garrison
Wes Watkins's journalism career took off when he was asked to eulogize Michael Gavin, a stranger to Wes but a hometown hero to the humble folks of Talking Creek, Georgia. While researching Gavin's life, Wes was confronted with an estranged relationship of his own that he wasn't prepared to address, having ignored for years the occasional letters from his imprisoned father. Wes has chosen to focus instead on his growing career and his budding relationship with Emmy. His life is looking up . . . until his marriage proposal to Emmy goes south. Left to wonder if he can reconcile with Emmy before she is deployed to Afghanistan, Wes can no longer avoid the other reconciliation that troubles him. But when Wes uncovers a painful truth about his parents' past, patching things up with his father may prove impossible. Wes's life is close to spiraling out of control. Will Wes learn to forgive? Or will the best year of his life turn into the worst?
My Take: I tried to get into this book but had a really hard time. I felt from the very beginning that I was just kind of dropped in the middle and I was a bit lost. I haven't read the book that this is a sequel to so maybe if I had I would have connected with the book better. There is alot of relationship patching up that needs to be done in this book. I felt a definite gloomy feel to the book. Wes needs to deal with his feelings toward his estranged father and decide whether to work on the relationship or not. Emmy needs to work on her issues with things that happened in the past also. Ron needs to work on the here and now and not the past. I think that people who read the first book will enjoy this one but I would definitely suggest reading the first book.
I received a copy of this book for review purposes from Kregel Publications.