June 9, 2023


Christabel Wilde has developed a new and mysterious gift of healing animals. She leaves her previous life as a florist behind to come to make a new start on a horse rescue ranch. She has heard of Simone Littleton’s special gifts of communicating with animals and believes she can help Christabel learn how to handle her own new gift. She never expected to obtain a homeless Chihuahua or to meet devastatingly handsome Dr. Declan Armstrong, the resident veterinary intern.

Love, Lilies and the Unbroken Straw is another totally charming entry from the talented pen of Teri Wilson. This stand-alone story is the second in the captivating Hoofbeats and Heartstrings series and I, for one, cannot wait for the next installment to be created.

We return to the Yellow Rose of Texas Equine Rescue Center that was first introduced in Do You Hear What I Hear? All our favorite characters are back and the new additions of Christabel and Declan fit in perfectly. I loved the sweet, tender way that the characters treated both each other and the animals under their care while still being able to have fun, tease and (please forgive the pun) horse around. Animal lovers, inspirational romance readers and all who enjoy sweet, gentle romances will find this book to be one for their keeper shelves. Bravo, Ms. Wilson!  You are officially on my auto-buy list!

As with the first Hoofbeats & Heartstrings novel, the author states that “A portion of the proceeds from all the Hoofbeats & Heartstrings novels will go directly to help horses in need at Saddlebred Rescue. For more information about this wonderful organization, you can visit their website at http://www.saddlebredrescue.com/.” Do yourself and the rescue horses benefiting from the sales of this book a favor and pick up your copy today.

Reviewed by Crystal