Rebellious Heart

Rebellious Heart

eBook - 2013
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Jody Hedlund Brings History to Life Like Few Others In 1763 Massachusetts, Susanna Smith has grown up with everything she's ever wanted, except one thing: an education. Because she's a female, higher learning has been closed to her, but her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. She's determined to put her status to good use, reaching out to the poor and deprived. And she knows when she marries well, she will be able to continue her work with the less fortunate. Ben Ross grew up a farmer's son and has nothing to his name but his Harvard education. A poor country lawyer, he doesn't see how he'll be able to fulfill his promise to make his father proud of him. When family friends introduce him to the Smith family, he's drawn to quick-witted Susanna but knows her family expects her to marry well. When Susanna's decision to help an innocent woman no matter the cost crosses with Ben's growing disillusionment with their British rulers, the two find...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9781441262769

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lucyreviews
Sep 07, 2015

Intriguing historical fiction inspired by one of the most famous couples of the Colonial Period. A quote from Jody Hedlund: "It's my hope, dear reader, that as you close the pages of this book, you will....take courage from their compassion, bravery and willingness to stand against tyranny for God's higher laws of justice and mercy"

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joleeng
Sep 02, 2014

If you’ve ever been camping, you know the joy in stepping out of the car after your long drive and taking in that first breath of refreshing, clean air. This book is no different. It begins with a strong, clean start and then continues as if you’ve now jumped into a raft and are heading onto a whitewater adventure. We start with some class 2 rapids, a little bumpy to get you started, and the water continues to cascade from one rapid to another until you look around and realize that you’re in the midst of some class four and five rapids and the only way out is through. But really, you wouldn’t jump out if you could; you’re hooked and loving every moment of it! Then, when it couldn’t get any better, you reach the end of the rapids and land in the most beautiful, peaceful glen with the smoothest waters you’ve ever seen. Yes, that was an amazing ride.

Favorite Characters: Mr. Cranch & Grandmother Eve

Overall: Bookshelf worthy. This is one you'll want to share with a friend.
5 Stars, Recommended for High School +

This book has it all and I was hooked from the first chapter! Beautiful. Thank you, Jody, for such an excellent end of summer read!

What's better than reading an awesome, has-it-all book? Giving away a signed copy of the book as well as getting to know the author who wrote it, of course!

LadySugar Jul 14, 2014

(I got this title through ILLO)
Jody Hedlund writes a passionate story about loyalty, justice and true love. I became very immersed into the dangerous love story and noble cause of the heroine and of course her handsome love interest Ben. Throughly enjoyed and of course well written as all her other books.

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