Monday, July 2, 2018
Rebel Heart - A Review
Series - Daughtry House Book 1
Author - Beth White
Title - A Rebel Heart
Format - ebook, paper
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About the book:
The long War Between the States is over. It's time to rebuild. All over the South, plantations are being rebuilt and people are starting over. Yet for Selah Daughtry and her sisters, it's a struggle just to survive. Selah longs to hold onto her family's home. But she can't run a plantation by herself. When Yankee Levi Riggins offers her a solution - turn her home into a resort for the railroad -, Selah is hesitant. But with the railroad agreeing to foot the bill of restoring the plantation to its former glory, Selah doesn't have much choice. As Levi works to oversee the rebuilding, he is drawn to Selah. Yet someone wants to ensure that Selah doesn't succeed. Can she allow herself to fall for a Yankee? And can he keep her safe while he gets to the bottom of everything?
I read a lot of Civil War books. But I rarely read one set in Reconstruction. For me, this was interesting since I don't normally read books set in the South during Reconstruction.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved getting a glimpse into a historical period I'm aware of, but not fully knowledgeable of. I loved the sense of mystery in this book. I also loved Levi. From the moment he appeared on the page, I was captivated with him. Selah grew on me as I read the book.
I'm eager to read the next in the series as I understand it'll be about Joelle. I'm looking forward to seeing her more fleshed out and seeing how she interacts more and more with Schulyer.
I received a copy from the publisher in order to share my honest opinion about the book in the form of a review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of historical fiction, Elizabeth Camden, Kristi Ann Hunter, Jody Hedlund, Lisa Wingate
Rating - 4 stars