Genre: Christian Historical Fiction(American)

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764210483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764210488


September 15, 2013

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


REBELLIOUS HEART by Jodi Hedlund is an exciting inspirational Historical Fiction set in 1763 Massachusetts. An approaching American Revolution, radical changes,mercy, justice,rebellion, political changes and the relationship between John and Abigail Adams is just a few things that make “Rebellious Heart” not only enduring but fast paced and action filled. Susanna Smith, wishes for more than she has, Benjamin Ross, a poor country lawyer, wishes to change the world, their relationship will lend Susanna to question everything she believes and once held dear. When a runaway indentured servant,Dolly, is threatened, Susanna will question everything she holds dear. For she and Ben are attracted to each other, but her parents don’t believe he is good enough or wealthy enough for their daughter. With murder, danger, and secrets abound, can Susanna and Ben find happiness? Once again, Ms. Hedlund will hold her readers spellbound as the characters jump off the page, the storyline is fantastic, the history is true to the era. When justice and mercy collide, will Susanna’s faith, and intelligence carry her to the end where she may find the love of her life. All is not as it seems. A fantastic read from beginning to end! A must read! I enjoy Ms. Hedlund’s stories and this was no exception. Well done! I also enjoy reading stories where historical facts and fiction are weaved together to make a fast paced, action filled adventure. Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More