Legacy is a mesmerizing novel that takes the ordinary life of a female writer working in the heart of modern academia, and links it to the life of her daring young Sioux Indian ancestor. Following in the trail of her ancestor’s remarkable journey across two continents, the protagonist embarks on a journey of her own that slowly evolves into a story of courage in the face of the unknown.
At thirty eight, Brigitte Nicholson seems to have everything that a woman could possibly wish for, a job she likes, a man she loves, and a book that she’s writing and hopes to finish someday. Just like the completion of her book, everything in Brigitte’s life seems to hang upon ‘someday’, including her relationship with Ted and her decision to start taking risks in life.
Things are however set to change when, on a snowy day in Boston, Brigitte decides to help her mother on a family genealogy project. As she struggles to find her way in life, Brigitte stumbles upon a discovery that traces her ancestry all the way back to the French aristocracy.
Catapulted into a journey of self-discovery, Brigitte tries to discover the true story of her mysterious Dakota Sioux forebear, Wachiwi, who traveled from the Great Plains to the French court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The truth behind the tantalizing clues in the fragments of centuries-old records convinces Brigitte to travel from South Dakota to Paris, a journey that pitches her in the forefront of her own story.
As her powerful family legacy takes shape around her, Brigitte soon discovers that her ‘someday’ is finally here.