Kate's Legacy: Love, Heroism, Conspiracy and Murder
In 1942, Kate Denis drowned herself in a stinking pond of run-off from a leather tannery in Rushden, England. Or so her daughter Marie was told. According to the story, Kate found herself pregnant by an American GI while her husband was fighting in Africa. In despair, she killed herself.
All through her childhood, merciless schoolmates taunted Marie as the daughter of a whore. But Marie could never quite believe the stories. The details didn't make sense. Who would drown herself in such a place, leaving her other baby unprotected in a pram all alone? Marie hated the story, and hated that her mother had been buried in a pauper's grave.
It was Marie's dying wish that a headstone be laid on her mother's grave-and that the truth of her death be discovered.
Fifty years after Kate's death, Marie's husband Phil returns to England to discover the truth. Kate's Legacy is a war story, a love story, and a story of redemption.