Jenny's Passion


By Diane Wylie

Publisher : Vinspire Publishing

ABOUT Diane Wylie

Diane Wylie
Historical romance author, Diane Wylie, loves books that will take her on an emotional roller coaster ride. What better genre than romance to do that? She has always particularly loved historical romances for their dashing heroes and beautiful heroines.   Since watching Gone With the Win More...


David Reynolds joined the cavalry out of a sense of duty and adventure. As he rides into battle at Mine Run he has no idea his life is about to change forever.


The forbidden Yankee attracts Jennifer Winston like no other. She would do anything to save him…even kill.


"First, 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:  5 Roses



The Best Reviews


CK2S Kwips and Kritiques


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 Organization (RIO)


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 Angels Reviews:

"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



Love Romances

Rating:   5 Hearts


"Diane Wylie’s 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



Romance Junkies

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Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5


"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."


Reviewed by Sherri Myers

Historical Romance Club
Rating: 4.5 Stars
"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 savored."
Reviewed by Sandra Marlow



Coffee Time Romance



Rating: 4 Cups


"My 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



The Romance Studio


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"The love 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."

Reviewer: Patrice