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Sunday, August 20, 2023

About the Book

Book: Legacy of Love

Author: Kathy Mills

Genre: Christian Nonfiction

Release Date: January 31, 2023

Legacy of Love is a heartfelt memoir that delves into the author’s personal journey of facing troubles and finding peace in the midst of adversity. Drawing from the powerful scripture of John 16:33, the author shares her experiences of praying for protection and blessings, only to realize that God’s answer may not always come in the way she expects.

When her husband Brad is diagnosed with cancer, the author’s faith is put to the test. She grapples with questions and doubts about God’s love, but eventually comes to understand that God’s presence and strength can be found even in the midst of difficulties. Through prayer and praise, she learns to rely on God in critical moments, discovering the true heart of God and experiencing His peace that surpasses all understanding.

Legacy of Love is a story of hope and courage, reminding readers that God’s love never wavers, even when faced with trials and tribulations. It encourages readers to shift their hearts from the temporal things of this world to the eternal love of God, and find peace in His unwavering presence. This memoir will inspire and uplift anyone who is going through challenges, reminding them that overcoming is possible through faith in God’s enduring love.


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About the Author

Kathy Mills is a former Flight Attendant who started her flying career at age 19 and flew for nearly 33 years before retiring in 2005 with US Airways. Traveling is still one of her favorite things to do.

Kathy is a member of Kempsville Christian Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where her husband Brad served as their church’s worship minister until his death in 2008.

To those who know her best, she’s an eternity-minded daughter of the King, who loves to share her message that with Jesus, there is nothing this world can do to a child of God, that God can’t use to empower them to bring Glory to God.


More from Kathy

Comfort is found in God’s Love and Promises

My longing for more time with Brad is as strong today and will remain in me until I see Him again. I have not experienced one day since Brad’s death that I have not had at the least a moment (usually many moments) of longing for Brad to be with me still. I find comfort in knowing that God who knows my heart understands.


As Believers, we are blessed to have Jesus who understands firsthand the pain of separation that death presses into our souls. I have often felt Jesus sit alongside of me and just grieve with me when I am overcome. I believe Jesus hates death more than we do. I like knowing this. In fact, I need to know this; it comforts me. Our Father is always at work…and He has purposed for good to come from even the most heartbreaking losses. I would never say Brad’s death is good. Yet from the amazing and most gracious love of God, He lifts me up from my anguish and invites himself into my sorrow with His unique joy and transforms me.


God has brought good out of my sorrow. It took my sorrow for the good to be done. I wouldn’t have planned it this way, but I trust God’s plans more than I trust my ways. God will do no less with your sorrow. It’s one of His promises, and God keeps all His promises.


“He heals the brokenhearted. And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].” Psalms 147:3 (AMP)


God’s love tells us this: I have my heart set on you.


I love how transparent the author is as she shares her story. She lets readers know that she had this fear of losing those she loves. I can relate to that so well. That fear has kept me from making friends, trusting and giving unconditional love to others. Over the  years God has helped me see that fear is not from God.

The author was excited to start a new season in her life as her husband is offered a worship minister position at a church. They would have to leave behind friends they have known for awhile, but believed that God had big plans for them. I can sense their excitement as they prepare for this change. 

Through emails we follow their journey as the author’s husband was diagnosed with cancer. That one word  can shake you into fear and depression. I liked through their trial how they continued to grow in  faith and find out how strong they were. In our darkest moments, we find Jesus there to comfort us. 

Opening up to her friends, the author finds not only encouragement but people who will stand with them in this battle. Brad endures many treatments that I’m sure zapped him of energy. The author soon realizes that Brad is doing all this so that “he could give me the rainbow I was praying we would one day enjoy together in his healing.” To me this is a beautiful illustration of love that Brad had for his wife. He was not afraid of dying, but wanted to help his wife as she goes through the pain of losing him. 

This has not been an easy book to read as it reminded me of my brother’s battle with cancer. He came to live with us three years before he was diagnosed with cancer. I had no idea at the  time that  God was preparing me for a journey I never thought I could handle. In my brother’s last moments I took his hand and asked him if he was saved. With tears running down his cheeks he said no. I led him in the prayer that would bring him to heaven. He couldn’t talk at this time but uttered one word. “Jesus.” 

I appreciate the author sharing  her story and how she leaned on friends  and family to help her. The book shows how God is always close by. He knows our pain and gives us comfort and strength.  “God understands better than we ever will our need for encouragement along life’s journey.”

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, August 18

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, August 19 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 20

Texas Book-aholic, August 21

Splashes of Joy, August 22 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 22

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 23

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 24

Beauty in the Binding, August 25 (Author Interview)

The Book Club Network, August 26

Blossoms and Blessings, August 27 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, August 27

Cover Lover Book Review, August 28

Artistic Nobody, August 29 (Author Interview)

Lots of Helpers, August 30

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 31


To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing your review of Legacy of Love, this sounds like a heartbreaking read but one that I can relate to

  2. Love your review!! She sounds like a strong woman and has a lot of help from family,friends and God!!