Sunday, November 10, 2013
Rebellious Heart - A Review
Susannah Smith is expected to marry a man who will improve her station. She doesn't always agree with her parents' expectations. When her older sister begins being courted by a young man, Susannah finds herself frequently thrust into the company of young lawyer, Benjamin Ross. Ben has strong opinions about the escalating taxes that King George imposes on the American Colonists. He also is determined to help those who need it. As a tentative friendship develops between the two, Susannah comes across a young woman who needs her help. But in order to help the young woman, Susannah's beliefs will be shaken to their very core. Can Susannah come to grips with God's law over the King's? And will she find a happiness with a man that is far below her station?
I've read every book that Jody Hedlund has written. After how much I loved Noble Groom, I had really high expectations for this book.While this one didn't wow me like Noble Groom, it did bring back the fictional account of a real figure in history that I fell in love with in Jody's books. I loved the time period of this book - pre-Revolutionary War and the exciting time of the American Colonists. I also loved Ben. He reminded me so much of other historical figures I'd read a lot about before (Sons of Liberty, Paul Revere, etc). I loved the way that Ben and Susannah communicate via letters addressed to classical literature figures. I found it very romantic. Overall, this is another winner by Hedlund. She has fast become one of my favorite authors.
I received this book from the author for the purpose of promoting and reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of Revolutionary War, historical fiction, romance, Karen Witemeyer, Julie Klassen, Elizabeth Camden, Mary Connealy
Rating - 4.5 stars, which will be 4 stars on Amazon.