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Kate, Jenny, and Mandy. Langston Lockwood’s daughters. His tyranny drove them away. His suicide draws them home. They inherit his land, his millions, and his mysteries. Meet the women of the Rocking L and the men who come into their lives. Together, they begin the journey to discover the truth about The Lockwood Legacy. From the pain of the past they find the strength to bKate, Jenny, and Mandy. Langston Lockwood’s daughters. His tyranny drove them away. His suicide draws them home. They inherit his land, his millions, and his mysteries. Meet the women of the Rocking L and the men who come into their lives. Together, they begin the journey to discover the truth about The Lockwood Legacy. From the pain of the past they find the strength to build a dynasty....

Title : Langston's Daughters
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ISBN : 9780986240706
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Number of Pages : 156 Pages
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Langston's Daughters Reviews

  • Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
    2018-10-23 06:39

    You can also read my review and enter the $100 GC giveaway HERE."Someone murdered Langston Lockwood, and regardless of how he had treated them all, she owed it to her father to find out who did it."I like being invested to the story of these three sisters. The book is told on three different POV's and I thought it was going to confuse me, but it actually worked for me instead. I became more into the story because of it and I understand the characters even better. People said Langston Lockwood killed himself. But her three daughters have a different theory. Its up to them to bring justice to their fathers death and found out who the culprit is.Its great that the mystery doesn't end even though we found out what truly happened. Through out the book, you'll really find yourself wondering and asking about what really went down when Langston Lockwood put a bullet on his head. See, Langston isn't the most polite person in their town. He pissed off a lot of people when he was still alive that's why anyone could have done it. I really did not guessed the conclusion so that's why I liked the mystery in this book. Don't you just love books that keeps you guessing? What I didn't like though was how it was revealed. It was a bit flat ad it was too early to reveal it that's why the thrill was snatched away from me. But its great that, like I said above, the mystery doesn't end even though we found out what truly happened. Turns out, something big is happening behind them and I can't wait to find out what it is on the following books. The best part here are sisters. I adore every characters in here. Even the guys! I love how different sisters are but how wonderful they are together. The romance was not that highlighted but its there and it was simple and sweet. Overall, Langstons Daughters is a great series starter. The characters are good and it has a bit of everything. Perfect for your bookclub!

  • Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
    2018-11-11 08:43's Daughters first attracted me when I saw the cover with its beautiful background and a mysterious woman who is facing the other side. Then when I read the blurb, I knew I had to read the book!Juliette Harper is a new author for me so I started out with the book not having any previous impressions about the author. The book narrates the story of three sisters who are back home after their tyrannical father commits suicide. Faced with his unusual last terms, the new responsibilities and the mystery surrounding his death, these three women are faced with choices that will change their lives forever.I loved the three heroines in this book. They are strong, well fleshed out characters that make an impression on the readers' minds. I loved Kate the most with her responsible nature and her mother like caring attitude towards her other sisters.The author writes in a simple and engaging manner and brings out vivid images of the open and vast expanses of land, the wild yet breathtaking beauty of Texas and the family drama with suspense, mystery and a little romance, expertly in her book. The story plays out like a movie and had me transported to the world described in the book. The author team is very talented and I will be sure to check out their future work. All the best to them! :)This was a quick read and though it starts out a bit slow, had me engrossed until the very end. An afternoon was well-spent reading this story and now am eager to read the next book in the series, Baxter's Draw. 4 out of 5 to Langston's Daughters and recommended to everyone. I received the book from the authors and the tour organizers and am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

  • Keshia Driscoll-Cook
    2018-11-19 10:40

    I ordered this book on my kindle because I really liked the cover. Whatever- Don't act like you've never done it ;) Book Overview:The Lockwood daughters are as different on the outside as any strangers but inside they all have the same love for each other and for their home ranch. Kate the oldest is strong willed and just plain old strong. She has a passion for ranching and never left her hometown but she did leave the family ranch to start her own. Jenny the second daughter is creative, stubborn and intelligent. She left their little ranch as soon as she could and now lives a somewhat reclusive life in New York. Mandy the youngest is bright, beautiful and brings happiness wherever she goes. The three girls all travel back to their home ranch when the news of their fathers suicide reaches them. However, there is something off about their fathers death. He was not the man to kill himself, let alone on his knees with a 100x stetson on at that. This book follows the three girls as they make their way back to their childhood home, deal with the death of a man who is their father but they never really were able to love, find out old family secrets and find men gradually easing their way into their life. My thoughts:I really love the three girls in this book. I was happy to hear that they all weren't written to be "stunningly beautiful" or "breathtaking in every way" as most books about sisters are. They each have some major flaws which makes them completely easy to relate to. Kate is hard and aging, Jenny is so strong willed that she doesn't let anybody close to her and borderline bitchy, Mandy is short and pretty but materialistic and not very book smart but knows how to work the world.I found Jenny to be my favorite character because I love her sassy attitude towards Josh Baxter. I love how he handles her fire cracker attitude with a goofy smile. He just seems adorable to me. I found Mandy to be the worst written character simply because she was just so predictable. Good southern girl who is sweet, innocent, can't really handle stressful situations, babied by everybody around her, doesn't give it up on the first couple of dates... you get the point. I loved her romance with Just Joe though. What a cute little couple they make and a sweet background story to boot. I really am rooting for Kate to find a man in the next book as well. I love a bad ass woman in a story and I think it's high time for her to get some romance! Especially after what they find out about the Fritz family. (vague for spoilers) All in All:I am really happy with this book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series and find out what is going on up in Baxters Draw! I am an anthropologist and I can't deny myself the thought of an archaeological plot twist! I'm so glad I read this book.

  • GinnyGallagher
    2018-11-22 05:41

    3.5 StarsKatie, Jenny, and Mandy have tried to distance themselves from their demanding and overbearing father, Langston Lockwood but death has a way of bringing everyone back home.The three sisters try to put their memories and emotions aside as they return to the Rocking L Ranch and investigate the claims that their father commented suicide.Langston’s Daughters offers a strong dose of family drama, commitment, and the healing of old wounds as the daughters learn that the man that everyone loved to hate had secrets and wounds of his own.I enjoyed the twist that Langton Lockwood added to his will and the direction that it takes the story and the sister’s future in. It was interesting to see that he managed to get his way even in death.Overall, I enjoyed the story and the characters. The women are all strong, independent and have different personalities.There’s light romance, mystery, and drama and a promising future for the women of Rocking L Ranch.Great start to the series.

  • Miranda Young
    2018-11-10 05:58

    Intriguing at its bestI enjoyed the mystery and romance,I especially enjoyed the girls characters. They are strong independent women who has been hurt by their father's bitterness. My only disappointment is the this is three part series. I am a bit frustrated by the trend and long for a good book such as this to end in one series even though it may be a long story. But I like this style of writing and I endorse this book.

  • Lavinyaa Pash
    2018-11-09 09:02

    SORRY NOT SORRY!This is a 155-pages long book that I couldn't connect to at all. I forced myself to read it till page 100, but except from a lame family affair and lame dialogue, nothing came out of this story. The story is supposed to be set now-days. But the dialogue sounds like it's from nineteenth century. What the hell? Plainly bad.A better kind of review is to come.

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-19 12:02

    It was interesting and pretty good except for the unwanted extra POVs. But then it ends on a big hook. so only a low 3*

  • Melissa
    2018-11-12 10:51

    This novel is not only the debut novel from a writing partnership I'm sure will go on to great success, it is the first in a series about Langston Lockwood (now deceased) and his three grown daughters, Kate, Jenny, and Mandy. It's a romance. It's also kind of/sort of a western, in that it takes place on a ranch in Texas. Neither of those is my favorite genre, but even if half of the writing partnership that makes up "Juliette Harper" wasn't one of my oldest blog-buddies, I would say the same thing about this book: It's a great, fast read full of engaging characters and situations that carry the essence of truth. What a particularly liked was that each of the three women at the center of this novel were distinct characters with their own habits, preferences, personalities, and voices, but that they still 'felt' like people who had shared common experiences and had grown up together, as sisters should. Author Harper also excelled at finding, and relating, the human moments that happen in all families - the way bickering can lead to either laughter or tears, and the way people who disagree with each other can still love one another. Of course, no romance is complete without hunky guys, and this novel manages to make them (I liked Josh Baxter especially) seem as real and dimensional as the three central characters, and the same is true for all of the supporting characters, and even the community in which the ranch exists. As well, Langston himself, despite having committed an off-camera suicide before the novel even opens, is a very real character, and his presence, while not physical, still looms large throughout the story. When Mandy is in town noticing the number of empty storefronts, it resonated with me, and likely will with most aware readers, because small towns are facing that all over the U.S., and especially those in parts of the country where farming and ranching remain significant ways of life, as well as crucial parts of the economy. That scene is just one of the many ways Langston's Daughters has been imbued with levels of depth and realism not found in typical romance novels. If you want a book that has romance and intrigue without the cookie-cutter heroines and twinkling-blue-eyes heroes that could easily be stock characters, you need to read Langston's Daughters. If you love books featuring smart, strong women who appreciate and are appreciated by smart, strong men, you need to read this novel. If you like the idea of waking up at six in the morning to ride a horse up to a ridge, this novel is for you. I can't wait for the sequel.

  • Maria Mitchell
    2018-10-24 11:55

    Full review also available here: https://fangirlsreaditfirst.wordpress...First off I’d like to thank the author of Langston’s Daughters, Juliette Harper, for allowing Fangirls Read It First to read and review her book.Langston’s Daughters was a quick, easy and very entertaining read. It’s about three sisters returning home for their father’s funeral, but once all of them discover the circumstances of his death, they know their father was really murdered. The terms of his will stipulate in order to inherit his money and land, they must live there together for the remainder of their lives. Yep, that’s right, for their whole lives. The sisters, Jenny, Kate, and Mandy finally come around to those terms but living together and in a small town is far from easy.Mandy was the youngest, lighthearted and carefree; she was the daughter most favored by their father. Mandy struggles with feeling guilty about that and also with how much money she spends. Kate was the one always trying to prove herself to her father. She strived to show him that she could run a ranch from the ground up, and hoped to make him proud so he would really see her. Jenny was my favorite. She distanced herself from her sisters and father. She blames her father for treating their mother terribly while she was alive and she’s never forgiven him for that.This book was a heartwarming story about sisters at its core. It was about sisters coming together again and becoming friends after time apart. All of them were treated terribly by their father growing up and they needed to deal with that baggage and come to terms with it. Each of them tries to forgive their father and move on, but at the same time none of them believe his death was a suicide. As they dig for clues, suddenly their lives are in danger too, but along with that danger comes startling insights and the sisters find they never knew their father at all.While living together and merging their lives, Jenny, Kate, and Mandy also all have opportunities in this novel for romance and love. Their romances weren’t the focus of the book, but were a wonderful side benefit to the story.This novel went fast and was addicting. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

  • Wattle
    2018-11-19 07:56

    Why I read it: I thought it sounded interesting, what more of an excuse do I need? ;)Plot: Jenny, Kate and Mandy are sisters who are all flew the nest (though one remained closer than the others) and are reunited due to their father’s death. They return to the house they were raised in; where questions are raised about his death and what it means for their futures.Characters: I liked all the characters, they were nothing overly memorable, except perhaps for Langston himself, who isn’t so much a character as a memory of one. You sure feel his presence even though he is deceased. The ‘bad guy’ of the story wasn’t a surprise, though I disliked his actions and hoped better for the character he had dug his claws into. I wish who it was had been left a surprise with more red herrings placed, rather than the reader finding out before the main characters, just over halfway through the book.Style/Writing: The style is perfectly pleasant. You can tell everything will be wrapped up in a pretty little bow from the get-go, regardless of any hiccups on the way. It was a little unbelievable, but I enjoyed it anyway!Pros: It was nice! I don’t have any real major gripes with it (my cons below are just…things I didn’t love about it). I will absolutely continue with this series. The three point of views were a little much at times, though I think they made the story more rounded than it otherwise could have been.Cons: There was plenty of insta-lust which became a little tedious since we’re following three main characters. I found the mystery behind Langston’s death the most interesting plot point. I wish the novel had focused on it more than the romance of his daughters lives. It would have made a great mystery novel! I also wish it was longer. 156 pages felt like we’d barely been introduced to their world.In Brief: A perfectly pleasant little contemporary romance novel(la?)

  • Charlie
    2018-10-23 09:58

    Kate, Jenny and Mandy Lockwood are all incredible women in their own right. They are drastically different from one another, yet very intuitive and perceptive to one another. Despite their differences in how their relationships went with each of their parents, the three sisters band together after the suicide of their father, Langston.There’s just one problem. None of them believe he committed suicide.At least not wearing his thousand-dollar Stetson and most definitely not with his favorite gun.This thought alone drives Jenny and Mandy home, and all three girls get the surprise of their life at the reading of their daddy’s will. What’s more, each sister is also developing a relationship with a local man. For Kate, it’s high school classmate John Fisk, who also served as her father’s attorney in the months before his death. For Jenny, it’s next door neighbor Josh Baxter, and for Mandy it’s none other than the town major, Joe Bob, or “Just Joe.”As the novel progresses, more and more is revealed of their father and mother, and it is a heartrending thing to have lived through and witnessed growing up.I can imagine perfectly the life that Langston and Irene Lockwood had, as he sounds like my grandfather incarnate. I know exactly how Kate feels in not measuring up to Langston’s standards because she isn’t a son and the tongue lashings she received from the stalwart Langston Lockwood.Life gets complicated as the girls begin unraveling their father’s last day and as his place of choice, the barn, brings to light some interesting information. The further the girls dig, the more pieces of a convoluted puzzle they uncover. They set their sites on answers, and the one person who can give supply them. Things just don’t go according to their plan…

  • Erika Messer
    2018-11-12 12:00

    So far I really like this series even though I am not normally a fan of novels with cowboys and cowgirls. But this isn't the normal western novel, it's a story about 3 alienated sisters who come back to the family ranch after their father's death and find out that in order to inherit the land they must all live together. Kate is the one daughter who stayed with their father and worked the ranch and she loves it. So the thought of losing what she has worked SO hard for is devastating for her and she fights to ensure her sisters stay. The whole sibling rivalry theme runs strong through this novel as the sisters start to warm to each other and their new lifestyle. Each sister has a different personality: Kate is strong and has a will of iron and will not back down from any challenge including the one her father gave her; Jenny is also strong-willed but she is a city girl so living on a ranch is NOT the life she had planned for herself; and Jenny is the soft-spoken one who doesn't like fighting and doesn't make waves. Jenny is still a country girl at heart and in some ways I got the impression that she missed life on the ranch. She may not have planned this life but she isn't fighting against it as Jenny is. While Mandy and Jenny are struggling to adjust, Kate is struggling to find out whether her father was murdered or actually committed suicide. She has suspects but will she and her sisters be able to figure out the mystery before they become the next victim? Very well-written novel and the characters really come to life and are so completely different but somehow start to come together. I am working on reading Book 2 so I can't wait to find out what happens!

  • Maureen
    2018-11-05 12:55

    In ‘Langton’s Daughter’ we meet the three sisters Kate, Jenny and Mandy. All three Langton’s Daughters have been living their own lives, trying to get away from their unkind Texas father. But when their father ends his life they are forced to get back to the town they grew up in. They are surprised to learn that all three daughters inherited their fathers land and a lot of money. But there is a catch to the inheritance and soon they learn that there father had a lot of secrets. This book was easy to read and I loved reading about the sisters and their relationship with each other. All three sisters are different but they all have one thing in common: there love for each other. I think I loved Kate the most. She was the responsible sister who was forced to take care of her sisters when her mom died. Kate was just such a strong character and I loved how she made a life for herself despite all the things her father said to take her down. Not only is this book about family and life, but there is also a lot of mystery and even a little romance. Although I really enjoyed reading this story I was a little disappointed when I learned that this book was so short. I think this book could have been even better if there was just more depth into the individual stories. More depth would have made this book a little longer but I think that would have made this book even better. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to read the next book in this series. I think this series has very much potential and I can’t wait to read more about the sisters and their love interests.

  • Kelly
    2018-11-07 06:57

    We have 3 strong independent daughters of a man who killed himself. The girls are coming back to figure things out. Because their dad killed himself with his best Stetson on his head and his daughters know he would never ruin a good hat, so they investigate what happened. Jenny and Mandy left home without thoughts of coming back. Kate owns the ranch next door to her late father’s. None of them had plans of returning to their birthplace as their dad was so mean to them, his late wife and everyone he knew. He was a money pincher, but he apparently invested well, because when they went for the reading of the will, he was very rich! Now, his girls would be rich if they live on the land for the rest of their lives. Jenny and Mandy don’t want to. Mandy has a city girl’s life now. Jenny has bad memories. Kate wants them to try and so they do. They made it work for them. Meanwhile, there is some little sparks of romance here and there but the primary focus is on the girls and trying to figure out why their dad killed himself because nothing was making sense and the more they looked the more questions they had. When you get to the end, the story is really going and the suspense was killing me and then bam, the end. Say what? It did not just do that to me! The beginning of the book was slow for me. Towards the end I was devouring it. I will be reading the next one because those girls are spunky and I want to see what happens next.

  • Lorna Holland
    2018-10-26 08:41

    Full review now available on my blog: this is the first book of the series, it's little more than a set-up for the following books. I haven't read the other books, but if you want to get any sense of completion and have read a full narrative, there's not really any way around buying the boxset!Despite the fact this book is little more than set-up for the rest of the series, I still enjoyed it. It's quite a short book and a very easy, quick read (I read it in an afternoon) so it's understandable that parts felt quite rushed. The story as a whole seemed to progress very fast - for example one minute a character was adamant she wouldn't do something, next she completely changed her mind. That made the story hurtle on to the end at breakneck pace!The characters were one of the best parts of the story. All three Lockwood girls were individual, yet shared some key traits that made it instantly obvious they were related. Plus they were all interesting in their own right - I enjoyed reading about each of them and the way they adjusted to the events that took place in the book. Each girl had a love interest who fitted their personality perfectly. Some of the romance also felt a little rushed, but I get the feeling they will be explored further in the rest of the series.

  • Victoria Simcox
    2018-11-04 10:44

    This is a tale of three estranged sisters who reunite. Langston Lockwood is their father and in the past he has treated his girls cruelly, even to the point where they abandoned him. It’s not until he ends his life that they are drawn back to their roots―the ranch. He has left them his property and his abundant wealth. In the process of picking up the pieces of their lives the young women learn of their true heritage. Though their lives were filled with hurt, they with summon the courage and grit to reconstruct their family union. Juliette Harper has done a wonderful job in writing this story. Her style of writing flows smoothly and is easy to comprehend. The three sisters, Jenny, Mandy and Kate, she has created are well thought out characters with particularly different natures, all resilient in their own way. I really adored this story it has been the ideal summer read.

  • Kasey Cocoa
    2018-11-20 10:50

    This is a quick easy and enjoyable read. The content is both light and meaningful while not being heavy or overloaded. I like the various characters as they feel unique and well fleshed out and maintain their personalities throughout the book. It's an interesting story with a little bit of twist although I don't feel it lands squarely in a particular genre. It's a touch sluggish getting started but don't let that deter you. Overall it's a good book and great for when you don't have all day to read. I received an ARC through the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.

  • Alice
    2018-10-23 09:03

    Liked the book well enough to want to read the next in series, but I'll have to purchase 2nd and wait for 3rd. Book confirms the theory that having enough money to make adjustments makes it much easier to do so. The more money, the less obstacles.Change of heart of father just doesn't seem logical/true to advertised character.Did enjoy the sister's willingness to support each other. Appreciated reference to homes made from container boxes.

  • Sue
    2018-11-12 06:46

    First book in a series about three daughters/sisters and their horrible relationship with their father - a Texas rancher. When he shoots himself and leaves the ranch to his daughters with them having no choice but to all move back and run it together, he gives them the beginning of a mystery as to who he really was, and why he would shoot himself.These three girls need to rebuild their love for each other, and for the ranch that is in all of their blood!

  • Patty
    2018-10-28 07:43

    A "Got To Read"Recommended reading! Enjoyed reading the first book of the Lockwood Legacy, a legacy left by a father to his three totally different daughters. Each daughter had big dreams but something happens that stops every one in their tracks. Read to see if the sisters can get their lives back and continue to go forward.

  • Susan
    2018-10-27 05:57

    Perfect book for a cold, rainy day. Three daughters are reunited when their irritable father dies. But is it suicide or murder? All three girls unite to find the answer. Steps for the next book, just when a few answers start coming together. Good mystery with light romance, it would be good for junior-senior high readers.

  • Brianne Whitley
    2018-11-18 05:45

    It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did it was really good! This clean mystery had me wondering exactly what happened throughout the whole book! I loved how it went back and forth between all three girls, and sometimes even one of their friends (Jolene). This book left off on a cliff hanger and I’m excited to see what happens next! Good book!

  • Terrie Stamey
    2018-11-10 08:51

    Johnston's Daughters-Great story of mystery and greed!I thoroughly enjoyed the three sisters, all different, but still loving each other. A father who was just terrible, and not knowing why. On top of all that, a murder mystery! Just loved this book and it will keep you glued to it till the end.

  • Elaina
    2018-11-02 12:02

    InterestingThis is a series worth reading. Family drama and a crime to boot. Set in the south with a whole lot a southern charm! I can wait to see what book 2 has in store for the 3 Lockwood ladies.

  • Gail
    2018-11-16 08:44

    Good bookIt's a series, so don't hope to find out the ending in this book. But, I enjoyed reading it. The characters were interesting and since I was born in the great state of Texas, I enjoyed the descriptions of the land.

  • Julia
    2018-10-31 07:53

    Book 1 of the seriesI liked the country feel of this story and the relationships between the three sisters. I will definitely be reading the next books as I want to find out why their father killed himself.

  • Jewett
    2018-11-08 10:42

    An interesting story if you like both mystery and romance.. One that leaves you eager for the next book in the series.

    2018-11-02 07:54

    I'm from Texas and it was nice to read a book that had towns I new and phrases I reconized.I cried and laughed out loud. Loved it and am starting the second one.

  • Carole Victorson
    2018-11-01 05:45

    Great read

  • Kary
    2018-11-15 10:33

    fun read, looking forward to Baxter's Draw...