The Legacy of Us introduces you to four generations-- the main storyline being Liz. I liked her character but couldn't stand her at the same time-- there were multiple times where I was literally yelling nooooo at the book, not wanting her to make certain choices. She's your typical twenty-something trying to figure out life, family, relationships, and everything in-between. Her grandmother suddenly passes away and leaves her a necklace and her diary-- leaving Liz the opportunity to uncover some of her grandmother's secrets.
There was also the story of Liz's great-grandmother Gabriella that you hear through the diary of her Grandmother (Ella/Nan). I thought this was so well done- something switching between people and story-lines is confusing or boring, but that wasn't the case here.
The ending was slightly predictable and cheesy, but in a good way. The story really was complex with a lot of different layers and elements, but at the same time it wasn't a heavy read.
The Legacy of Us is Kristin Contino's first novel, making it perfect for a certain category in the SCWBC in case anyone is still looking... A huge thank you to BookSparks for sending me this book to read and review!
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