Hearts of Briarwall by Krista Jensen


Lydia Wooding is fascinated by the latest inventions the new century brings, including motorcars. She longs for the independence they represent and believes that women should have a say in the future of the industry―just as they should have a say in suffrage, adventure, and, of course, love.

Spencer Hayes is a man of practicality and innovation, but he lacks the financial backing to make his dream a reality. When he contacts his childhood friend, Andrew Wooding, about a promising business venture, he is invited to Briarwall Manor to discuss the terms. Once there, he is surprised to find that Andrew's once shy, younger sister, Lydia, has grown into a young woman of beauty, wit, and a bit of fire. Even better, the two share a passion for motorcars.

Andrew, however, is wary of cars, having lost his parents in a tragic auto accident when he and Lydia were young. And he's not sure a relationship between his sister and Spencer is the best idea―not when Sir Lawrence is available and could match both Lydia's social status and her fortune.

Torn between risking their hearts and being loyal to their dreams in an era of whirlwind change, Spencer and Lydia anchor themselves with the determination they both share: to live life to its fullest.

About the author:

Award-winning author Krista Jensen works and plays in the Pacific Northwest with her spunky little dog and anyone else who wants to tag along. When she’s not exploring the outdoors, she can likely be found with her laptop, a pretty spiral notebook, and a Pilot Precise V7, writing about love, triumph, and really great kisses.

Either that or she’s switching laundry wondering who keeps wearing all these clothes. (It’s her.)

For book info and other good things, follow Krista on Instagram @kristajensenbooks.

In my opinion:

Hearts of Briarwall was a fresh new turn of the century romance. It was the first novel I read by Krista Jensen and I'm grateful for the opportunity to read it. I enjoyed reading about Lydia Wooding's fascination of motorcars. She was a fun character that I could relate to. She was determined and adventurous. Her brother, Andrew was the typical brotherly character who reminded me of my brothers. He was protective of his sister, Lydia especially after losing their parents to an automobile accident. Of course, a romance isn't complete without the "guy." Whenever I watch a Hallmark film, I search for the "guy." He is the one the girl ends up with. I was definitely rooting for Spencer and Lydia to get together. Will their relationship work out? 

It doesn't happen often when I get a little teary-eyed at the end of a book but I did with this romance. It was beautifully written and deserves five stars in my opinion. It was original and I can't wait to read one of Jensen's other books.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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