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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Review: Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund

About the book:
Massachusetts, 1763
A Love That Would Shape History Forever
Because she's a woman, higher learning was always closed to Susanna Smith. But her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. And she's determined to marry well, so she'll be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.

Growing up with little to his name, poor country lawyer Benjamin Ross dreams of impacting the world for the better. When introduced to the Smiths he's taken by Susanna's intelligence and independent spirit, but her parents refuse to see him as a suitor for their daughter.

When the life of a runaway indentured servant is threatened, Susanna is forced to choose between justice and mercy, and Ben becomes her unlikely advisor. But drawing closer to this man of principle and intellect lands her in a dangerous, secret world of rebellion and revolution against everything she once held dear.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

Rebellious Heart was another lovely read from Jody Hedlund. Having read and enjoyed three of her previous novels, I wasn't surprised that this was also a good book. I thought the characters were great and I really liked how the romance story played out. 

The book starts off fabulously and grabbed my attention from the first sentence -- "He's guilty of murder." I loved the suspenseful aspects of Rebellious Heart and the moments that got your heart racing because of the danger characters faced.

Overall, a wonderful book that I loved reading! I also enjoyed reading the Author's Note at the end of the book and finding out the story was inspired by President John Adams and his wife, Abigail. That made the story even more special, knowing certain things that happened in this story took place in real life. I recommend this book to fans of historical romance.

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  1. ooh! I'm always looking for good Christian fiction, and the cover is soooo pretty :D Definitely must add this to my to-read shelf!

  2. I totally loved this book! I did some research on Mrs. Adams after reading it. After she got married, she continued to read and learn despite the fact that it wasn't well looked upon at that time! Don't miss this one! Great review. :)

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you loved this book, too! :)

  3. It's always nice to find a book you end up enjoying.

    I wanted to also let you know that I've tagged you in a blog-tag. I would love to read your answers!



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