Claiming Her Legacy

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Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

Claiming Her Legacy by Linda Goodnight.

With her family’s legacy on the line, a woman with everything to lose must rely on a man hiding from his past…

Oklahoma, 1890

Frontier women don’t ride off alone to track an outlaw—not even women as capable as tomboy spinster Willa Malone. But Willa desperately needs the bounty money offered for her father’s killer if she’s to keep their homestead and take care of her sisters. That means she needs an expert tracker’s help. Gideon Hartley has the skill, but the handsome trail guide also has a troubling secret…

Gideon has spent years trying to numb his pain with whiskey. Little by little, their quest—and Willa’s belief in him—is restoring the sense of purpose he thought he’d lost. Journeying into the heart of danger, they’ll have to face down the past together if they hope to protect their future…

From Goodreads

Author Information

Discover more information about Linda Goodnight at: lindagoodnight.com.

First Line

[Graphic Text]: Oklahoma Territory, 1890 ~ Papa was dead.

My Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.


Claiming Her Legacy by Linda Goodnight is a Love Inspired Trade historical romance.

I love historical westerns, so I’ve been looking forward to reading this story. While it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, I loved it! It deep and captivating and so well written.

Gideon is an amazing hero. Flawed and wrestling with his demons, but seeing how he cared for those round him was definitely swoon-worthy. And Willa’s strength and sacrifice is well-balanced with a compassionate side no one would expect.

The story has lots of danger and sweet romance as well as spiritual lessons. I’ll add a trigger warning for anyone battling sobriety issues, as Gideon is, too, but I liked that he doesn’t find an easy fix. It shows the complex nature of his situation.

If you’re looking for a historical western romance with plenty of danger, and great characters, then definitely try Claiming Her Legacy.

Retail Links

Amazon | BN.com | Indiebound
Goodreads | BookBub

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Pull out the book beside you and leave a comment with the first line.

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8 thoughts on “Claiming Her Legacy

  1. Looks like a great Historical!

    My first line this week is from The Bride of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep:
    London 1885
    September afternoons were meant for soft whispers and stolen kisses, not ash and soot and the gangrenous eye of a ruthless taskmaster.

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