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The highly-anticipated sequel to Hero's Tribute

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?

Set against the haunting backdrop of several Civil War battlefields, Legacy Road is a grace-full exploration of hidden secrets--and what happens when they are revealed. Through the ups and downs of human relationships, of family ties lost and found, southern fiction fans will ponder the age-old question: How do you forgive others--and release yourself--from a past that threatens to destroy you?

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"Journalist Wes Watkins is on a roll. His career is taking off, he's going back to school, and he's about to propose to the love of his life, Emmy Stewart. When his stagey proposal flops, Wes's world tilts. Emmy, a National Guard medic, is about to be deployed to Afghanistan. Wes's mentor, Paul Gavin, persuades Wes to involve his estranged father, Ron, in a class Wes is taking on the Civil War; Ron, who had abandoned his family in favor of alcohol, has Civil War — era letters from a family ancestor. Wes naturally distrusts his father; Emmy has a secret in her past. When Wes finally reads a cache of letters Ron sent him as the younger man was growing up, other secrets emerge. Garrison (Hero's Tribute) writes in the venerable tradition of Southern fiction, in which the ghosts of the past always play a role. The subtlety and pacing of the characters' development is convincing. You don't have to write about the Amish to edify; this is a breath of fresh air. Agent: Terry Burns, Hartline Literary Agency. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Jordan Mierek, July 2, 2012 (view all comments by Jordan Mierek)
I received a copy of LEGACY ROAD by Graham Garrison, from Kregel. Normally, I love Kregel books. This one, not so much. It was good, but not a favorite. The story centers on three main characters ��" Wes, his girlfriend Emmy, and his dad, Ron.

Wes’s parents divorced when he was young, and he’s never been close with his dad. His dad has been in and out of jail for various reasons, and Wes sees him as a horrible person. Ron knows he’s done wretched things, but he still cares about his son. He recognizes his mistakes, but has trouble righting them, and he also struggles to stay on the correct side of the law. In the past, Ron sent his son letters, and some are shown in the story as Wes analyzes his feelings for his father.

Wes needs to work on an assignment for a history graduate course and Ron decides to help them, so they grow closer, while Wes struggles to deal with his mother’s declining health. In the meantime, Wes hopes to propose to his girlfriend, Emmy. She works in the medical field and is being sent to Afghanistan soon. Although she cares for Wes, a secret in her past keeps her from saying yes.

I never got a strong sense of the characters. I couldn’t tell ages, and no one was strongly described. Most of the secrets were revealed suddenly at the end, making it feel rushed. I would have liked to see them come out a little at a time through the entire novel.

I did like how history tried in with today, and I enjoyed reading the different perspectives of the main characters. I love it when chapters explore varying point of views. The end brought tears and a smile. Overall, the book is an interesting family drama.
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9780825426711
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Garrison, Graham
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Kregel Publications
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Christianity-Christian Fiction
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20120331
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English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Journalist Wes Watkins is on a roll. His career is taking off, he's going back to school, and he's about to propose to the love of his life, Emmy Stewart. When his stagey proposal flops, Wes's world tilts. Emmy, a National Guard medic, is about to be deployed to Afghanistan. Wes's mentor, Paul Gavin, persuades Wes to involve his estranged father, Ron, in a class Wes is taking on the Civil War; Ron, who had abandoned his family in favor of alcohol, has Civil War — era letters from a family ancestor. Wes naturally distrusts his father; Emmy has a secret in her past. When Wes finally reads a cache of letters Ron sent him as the younger man was growing up, other secrets emerge. Garrison (Hero's Tribute) writes in the venerable tradition of Southern fiction, in which the ghosts of the past always play a role. The subtlety and pacing of the characters' development is convincing. You don't have to write about the Amish to edify; this is a breath of fresh air. Agent: Terry Burns, Hartline Literary Agency. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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