for Jenny's Passion
My Enemy, My Love)
|Fallen Angels Recommended Read Award
let me preface this review by saying that I am a huge American history buff, especially the 1880's that encompassed so much
change in this country. I have had an ancestor, or relative, who fought in every American war from the Revolutionary War to
the current situation in the Middle East. So when I read a period piece such as this one, I look for the mistakes, the literary
license, and lack of research in manuscripts many authors attempt to pass off as "historical" pieces. So imagine my absolute
delight when I read Jenny's Passion and found nothing I could pounce upon!
Jennifer Winston, mistress of a Southern
plantation, has discovered severely wounded David Reynolds, a Captain in the Yankee Cavalry, near death on her father's property.
Having taken the stance that she did not take sides in the war, Jenny cares for David and nurses him back to health, all the
while falling in love with the wounded warrior. When David thinks he's well enough to return to his troop, lest he be branded
a deserter, three southern soldiers shortly capture him. Tortured and near death when Jenny and her dog, Romulus, (who is
such a wonderful character, he needs his own book!), tracks him. Jenny is forced to shoot his captors in order to keep them
from killing him, and returns David to the abandoned cabin where she tends to his wounds once again.
This is a wonderfully
written, exquisite story of love during turmoil, and of following one's own heart in spite of opposition. I loved this book
and couldn't put it down once I started reading it. I found myself wanting to be Jenny's friend, all the while swooning over
David, as well as Jack, David's friend and fellow soldier, whom David believes was killed in battle. I can't wait to read
Ms. Wylie's sequel, which tells the tale of Jack and his wife, Lila, in Lila's Vow."
Reviewed by: Rie McGaha of Romance Writers United
Rating: 4.5 Shamrocks
*** In a
tone reminiscent of Gone With the Wind, this debut author chronicles a deeply moving romantic adventure, that
will make you both laugh and cry. The author writes with a very distinct voice in a compelling story that has been thoroughly
researched and brought to life with vivid imagery and mature characterizations.
Though the story has been told many times of the brutality
of Americans fighting one another it still has the power to pull you in when told with a new voice, perspective, and the thorough
enjoyment of placing a beautiful romance as the focus to counteract the brutality of war. The writing is fresh, spontaneous,
yet controlled and focused. Ms. Wylie has written a superb debut book showcasing a budding talent that I will be watching
for in years to come. I was thoroughly entertained and totally enjoyed this fabulous novel that I recommend for lovers
of American Civil War romantic adventures.
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau – Reviewers International
Fallen Angels Reviews
Rating: 5 Angels
and Recommended Read
"Diane M Wylie
has created characters that are so lifelike that the reader is dragged into all of the agonies and joys as they occur. The
author has done considerable research into this time period, and this enthralling story unravels as if the reader were reliving
events. My Enemy, My Love [Jenny's Passion] is much more than an impressive debut. It is a heart-warming
romance that will have readers sighing as they relive “first-kiss” moments, then despairing over the fate of the
many fine young men who rode off to battle. If you enjoy historical romance, I strongly urge you to read this story. For this
reader, it is a keeper with a + + +!"
Reviewed by Naomi
Also from Fallen
"This [book] is so good it would be a wonderful movie. I thoroughly enjoyed the romance
between David and Jenny. The scenes are well written taking you into where you can just about see the lands and the characters.
There are many emotions running rapid in this book, between friends, lovers, family and the love of lands the characters call
home. This was a page-turner and highly recommended."
Reviewed by Ruby
Rating: 5 Hearts
premier book, My Enemy, My Love [Jenny's Passion], is the kind of love story the reader will want to sit
and savor. From the brutality of the Civil War, to the tender love between Jenny and David, the reader is swept up and transported
back to another time and place."
Reviewed by Gina
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Blue Ribbon Rating:
"Diane Wylie's debut novel is sure to
take you on an emotional roller coaster ride, from the hauntingly realistic battle scenes to the tender love scenes between
Jenny and David. If you enjoy Civil War era historical romances, this is one
book that shouldn't be passed over... Diane
Wylie is one of those up-and-coming authors we should keep our eye on."
by Sherri Myers
"Ms. Wylie gives historical
romance a breath of fresh air in giving us a hero and heroine who meet early in the story to let you share in their life together
much longer than the usual last few pages of a book. You invest so much in these characters early on. You care about every
obstacle they encounter and how they get through each one and you cheer at each triumph. A beautiful love story to be slowly
Reviewed by Sandra
Rating: 4 Cups
Enemy, My Love [Jenny's Passion] is an emotionally moving story of betrayal, hope and love. Jenny has never known a love
like the one she has with David and in the turbulent times of war, together they will risk everything to make it work. I thoroughly
enjoyed this story as it relates of how far they would go to stay together and keep their sanity, from freeing Jenny’s
father from incarceration to rescuing David and others from an enemy prison camp. This
is definitely a wonderful story of hope."
Reviewed by Sheryl
between David and Jenny grows deep and true as they fight to overcome the many challenges and hardships of their times. Endearing
family relationships keep you turning the pages to see what will happen next. There is just enough suspense to keep you involved
and the story flows along quickly to its conclusion. Diane Wylie is a new voice in historical romance who will please many
fans with her fresh perspective of an old story."
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