My hands trembled in anticipation as I opened the package that had come in the mail to discover another novel of historical fiction. I can’t get enough of historical fiction. There’s nothing so calm as sitting back in the living room chair with the yellow glow of the light beside me, a steaming cup of tea on the table, and slip away into another time period. This one involves Massachusetts in 1763.
I received a copy of REBELLIOUS HEART by Jody Hedlund from Bethany House, one of my favorite publishing companies. In it, Susanna Smith fights for an education even though she’s a woman and Benjamin Ross fights for a better world. They make a great pair, and the romance between the two really vibrates off the pages. Ben is a true hero. Many of the things he did made my heart flutter. What gentlemen we had back then!
I enjoyed all of the characters (even the bad guys!) and this new world, so to speak, kept me entranced. I’ve read other books by Jody Hedlund – UNENDING DEVOTION stands out in my mind – and can recognize that she’s a strong writer. I look forward to what she comes out with next.