Blog Tour – The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from as part of a tour from TBR and Beyond Tours.**

Tour Schedule

Title The Hawthorne Legacy
Author Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release Date September 7, 2021
Date Finished September 4, 2021

Intrigue, riches, and romance abound in this thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Inheritance Games perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.

The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions – including why Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to Avery, a virtual stranger, rather than to his own daughters or grandsons.

Thanks to a DNA test, Avery knows that she’s not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. As the mystery grows and the plot thickens, Grayson and Jameson, the enigmatic and magnetic Hawthorne grandsons, continue to pull Avery in different directions. And there are threats lurking around every corner, as adversaries emerge who will stop at nothing to see Avery out of the picture – by any means necessary.

With nonstop action, aspirational jet-setting, family intrigue, swoonworthy romance, and billions of dollars hanging in the balance, The Hawthorne Legacy will thrill Jennifer Lynn Barnes fans and new readers alike.

Initial Thoughts
I was so excited to be chosen for this tour. I had been wanting to read this series for a while now and being on tour for the second book was a perfect opportunity. I loved the fact that the first book is compared to Knives Out and I couldn’t wait to puzzle out the mysteries and riddles.

Some Things I Liked
The mysteries. I loved the riddles, puzzles, and clues in this story just as much as I loved them in the first book. I love to try to solve the puzzles in mystery stories and Jennifer Lynn Barnes makes the reveals so good but also not obvious at all. I commend her ability to keep me guessing.
The romance. This series is the first series I have ever read where I actually like the love triangle element. Grayson and Jameson are both so good and I can’t imagine who Avery is going to choose.

Series Value
I think this series could probably end with this book. Do I want it to end here? Absolutely not! I want Jennifer Lynn Barnes to write infinitely more stories about this family and their eccentric ways. I am very excited that there will be a third book and I’m excited to see if all of the open items are tied up.

Final Thoughts
I loved this book. I read both book 1 and this book in the span of about 48 hours. This series is not one to sleep on.


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About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a “practice book” and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen.
Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science (the study of the brain and thought) in May of 2006. She’ll be spending the 2006-2007 school year abroad, doing autism research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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2 thoughts on “Blog Tour – The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  1. I absolutely loved this book series. I’ve been a huge fan of Jennifer Lynn barnes for a few years now and everything she writes is so fun! I was also on the tour and glad to see so many of us really loved this one.


  2. merely day and a half. I’m so glad I found this Blog Tour that shares the same excitement as I do. I wish more than anything that Jennifer Barnes makes a 3rd. I feel that the way she ended it, there might be hope for one as well. ❤


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