Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hearts of Faith / Book 3

Today was another beautiful, sunny day. We spent the afternoon wading at the beach in honor of my sister's birthday. It was so much fun! Our family hadn't gone there for a few years so my little brothers and sisters had a blast. Doing things with my family are some of my greatest memories.

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A note about today's book: Rebellious Heart is actually based on the life and courtship of John and Abigail Adams. Many parts in the book are fictitious, such as the smuggling and incidents with the British, but it is possible those things could have happened as they are in accordance with the character of John and Abigail.

Book Title: Rebellious Heart
Author: Jody Hedlund
Series: Hearts of Faith (Book #3)

Description: 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 themselves bound together in what quickly becomes a very dangerous fight for justice.


My Review: This was probably my favorite book in this series. I really liked how Susanna and Ben were compassionate towards the innocent and poor. And how they were willing to sacrifice even those things which were most important to them. Rebellious Heart also gave a nice glimpse of life as opposition against England grew in the Colonies.  

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Would I recommend this book? Yes. This book is for anyone who likes novels with a Christian and historical theme, excitement, romance, and plenty of danger and adventure. (ages 15+)

*Note: Rebellious Heart is loosely based on the life and accounts of John and Abigail Adams. For more information read the author's note at the end of the book.

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