"A Rebel Heart" is the latest historical romance novel from Beth White and it is my favorite of her novels so far! "A Rebel Heart" is book #1 in her brand-new series The Daughtry House Series and it is based in the years following the Civil War, the dishevel and heartbreak of this time, but also a time of rebuilding and hope.
Selah is trying to take care of her family which is made up of herself, two younger sisters and her cousin, she is trying to be the anchor, the role that her mother filled until she was brutally killed. It breaks her heart to have to give up their plantation and land, but she is struggling. When Levi appears with a solution to her problem, to turn the home into a hotel, she thinks this will be the answer to her problems. However, she knows she must stay vigilant especially since he is a Yankee and she knows of their kind. Selah is not prepared for her heart becoming involved as well.
I loved this book! I have always enjoyed books set during the Civil War period and following after reading "Gone With the Wind" so many years ago. Beth does an incredible job with bringing this time period to life and the horror and fear that the war brought. I also love how she is able to portray the emotions of the characters and the hope that they experience and how they learn to trust and overcome the horrific events from the war. Selah and Levi are both great main characters who are easy to love and root for while reading. I am looking forward to book #2 in this series!
*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Review Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*