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The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

About the Book- The Hawthorne Legacy

Intrigue, riches, and romance abound in this thrilling sequel to the New York Timesbestselling 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.

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“Est unus ex nobis. Nos defendat eius.”
She is one of us. We protect her.” 

Read on for our review of the book – THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY BY JENNIFER LYNN BARNES

Our Review of The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

So it’s been a really long time since I read the first book. so naturally, the hiatus did hamper the reading experience but apart from that the second book is totally on a different level. While the first book just lay the plot for you, the second book is taking it to its A-level game. If you are picking up this book then my suggestion is that you better keep your pen and paper ready. There are so many secrets, clues and a whole lot of mind games. you miss one clue and you are just swinging in the thunderstorm.

You can totally see why there is a whole camp of followers for this series. In case, you had thought that the first book didn’t quite match your expectation, pick this book. This book will totally show why this series is going to twist your brains. I love how each chapter comes with a set of clues, a new layer of secrets. The book truly plays on the weird and mysterious family angle in its full glory in the second book.


Fans of the book know why this book is a must-read. If you are not, then the sequel will definitely change your opinion. The only thing I could ever suggest is that be prepared to give your time and space to this book because it’s filled with layers and secrets and you need to really open your eyes and mind to see and feel the brilliance of the twisted webs

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 5 Star

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