Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Hearts of Briarwall by Krista Jensen

 


A TURN OF THE CENTURY ROMANCE

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.

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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


My Review


This delightful page turner is set in 1906 Edwardian England, and we are with 20 year old Lydia Wooding. You can’t help but love Lydia, she is so full of life, ready for adventure, and more than willing to do her part. She is a member, along with her dear friends, of the Wendy League, from “Peter Pan”, and these girls are looking to spread their wings!
Enter Spencer Hayes, entrepreneur, a friend of Lydia’s brother Andrew, and now suddenly on Lydia’s radar. Didn’t take long for Spencer to see how little Lydia has grown up. He needs to focus on getting financial help to forge ahead with his motor parts stores, and Andrew is the key to this.
Now Andrew is really leery about anything having to due with motor cars, he lost his parents to an accident, but then there is Lydia, and her hearts desire to learn to drive, can you see a problem brewing here?
I loved how this read played out, and once the last page was turned, I wanted more! I will be looking for more books by Krista Jensen!
I received this book from the Publisher Shadow Mountain, and was not required to give a positive review.

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