In a book written in the first person perspective, however this book has been very different! I love the idea of leaving a legacy for my loved ones and thinking about the legacies left for me by those who have gone before me. My greatest legacy must be the prayers uttered by my grandparents and parents. Their absolute faith in God, and what Jesus did for me on the cross and through His resurrection, have had eternal consequences for me. For their rock-solid faith and belief, I am eternally blessed and thankful.
I never made it through the book. I quit about 3/4 of the way through, because I couldn't make myself continue. The book is in dire need of editing and rewriting. (For example, in one place, it said the deceased woman was the young man's great aunt, but later it said she was his grandmother.) It was a decent idea for a book, with worthwhile content, but the writing was very stilted, and often boring. It would have been more interesting to have some of the chapters be from the young man's point of view, rather than so much from the attorney's point of view.
Jim Stovall continues to write novels that repeat the Legacy messages of work, money, friends, learning, problems, family, laughter, dreams, living, gratitude, A Day, and love. The lessons of these legacies are powerful and I find that I need reminders consistently. The story of Sally Mae Anderson and Joey (great-grandson) was just that reminder.
With very aging parents I am learning a lot more about their legacies. The gift of family is very strong with me right now.
I enjoyed meeting some of the people from "The Gift" again. I also liked the premise of the book. I felt that I wanted more from the book. It repeated some of the points of the previous book, but I felt that "The Legacy" coasted on some of the development of the characters. I would probably read more of this genre.