Rebellious Heart

Rebellious HeartTo her mortification Benjamin Ross is about to reenter Susannah Smith’s life. Neither she nor he has forgotten an incident when as a child Susannah’s spouted off some rude and arrogant words to the much older Benjamin. But now that she is an adult Susannah is determined to prove that she has changed and is not the same snooty lass she once was.

Benjamin Ross isn’t too keen on Susannah. But when she comes to him for help with an endangered and runaway indentured servant, how can he say no? After all there’s someone about who has already murdered two young women unknown to the community – Susannah and the indentured servant could easily be next if they aren’t careful. It will be a dangerous undertaking especially with a British lieutenant breathing down their necks. And in the process Susannah will have to come to terms with what she views as rebellion and what is right.

Now I know why so many readers have been enthralled with Rebellious Heart. It deals with so much – including history and mystery. The characters were well-rounded and had their conflicting emotions and beliefs that they had to reconcile with. Susannah was at odds with a few important people in her life as she struggled with her beliefs. Slowly but surely her views and stand metamorphosed into something else and she as a result became a stronger person. There was an element of mystery with the unsolved murders and that tugged at my attention forcing me to continue reading. And of course the amount of history incorporated was nice to see although I would indeed liked to have seen more of the smuggling operations as that no doubt would have been rip-roaring. There was some, shall we say, mature content, specifically when it came to the murdered women. Overall interesting story.

DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” we would like to note that we received an electronic copy of “Rebellious Heart” from NetGalley.com provided by the publishers, Bethany House, in exchange for our honest review.

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