As the Civil War looms, it threatens to tear apart not only the nation but also families, heritage, and even love itself.
Diane Parmelee, the beautiful daughter of a Union officer, finally has the chance to marry the love of her life, the handsome, Harvard-educated Lije Stuart. But, despite his love for Diane, Lije’s allegiances lie with his plantation-owning Cherokee family and, in turn, the Confederacy.
Further clouding Lije’s heart, the war reignites a feud within the Cherokees, specifically that of Lije’s father, the Blade Stuart, against Lije’s uncle and cousin. Old hatreds have festered between the two sides ever since the Trail of Tears. Now the split between the Confederacy and Union gives a perfect excuse for these prideful men to rebloody their hands.
Can Diane’s pleas for compromise save Lije from the horrors of war? Can true love reach across divided loyalties and blind honor?
Previously published as American Destiny, Janet Dailey’s Legacies serves as a stunning follow-up to her deeply textured American Dreams. This sequel proves that passion and pride can be as explosive as cannon fire.
Janet Dailey, who passed away in 2013, was born Janet Haradon in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska, before meeting her husband, Bill. The two worked together in construction and land development until they “retired” to travel throughout the United States, inspiring Janet to write the Americana series of romances, setting a novel in every state of the Union. In 1974, Janet Dailey was the first American author to write for Harlequin. Her first novel was No Quarter Asked. She has gone on to write approximately ninety novels, twenty-one of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She won many awards and accolades for her work, appearing widely on radio and television. Today, there are over three hundred million Janet Dailey books in print in nineteen different languages, making her one of the most popular novelists in the world. For more information about Janet Dailey, visit www.janetdailey.com.