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Review and Giveaway: A Rebel Heart by Beth White July 2, 2018

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 7:00 pm
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“Full of intrigue, grit, and grace, A Rebel Heart is Beth White at her finest.”Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of A Refuge Assured

Five years after the final shot was fired in the War Between the States, Selah Daughtry can barely manage to keep herself, her two younger sisters, and their spinster cousin fed and clothed. With their family’s Mississippi plantation swamped by debt and the Big House falling down around them, the only option seems to be giving up their ancestral land–until a hotel management agent for the railroad offers her hope for the future.

If she’ll turn her home into a hotel, Levi Riggins says, he can all but guarantee it will be saved. Selah isn’t sure she entirely trusts the handsome Yankee. Yet what other options does she have? She’ll have to stay on her guard . . . but she never expected to have to guard her heart.

“With great skill, Beth White combines intriguing history with inspiring romance, and then adds a good measure of mystery and suspense. Well done!”–Carrie Turansky, award-winning author of Shine Like the Dawn and Across the Blue

“Beth White’s careful historical research shines throughout this novel, as do her wonderful characters. Highly recommended.”–Robin Lee Hatcher, Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author of You’re Gonna Love Me

Beth White‘s day job is teaching music at an inner-city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama. A native Mississippian, she writes historical romance with a Southern drawl and is the author of The Pelican BrideThe Creole Princess, and The Magnolia Duchess. Her novels have won the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, the RT Book Club Reviewers’ Choice Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. Learn more at

My thoughts and giveaway:

This book opens with a heart wrenching scene and it’s scene you won’t forget but reminded of and learn more about as the book goes on.

Selah is a wonderful, strong character, who carries the burdens of her family and is trying to do what is best for them.

Levi has an agenda of his own but also finds himself drawn to Selah, which can only lead to heartache when the truth comes out.

And that is what adds tension to this book. The reader knows the conflict between Levi and Selah and Levi knows it, but Selah does not. So I just kept wondering when she finds out what will happen? How will she find out?

This is a wonderful historical romance that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Visit Beth here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by July 9th for your chance to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 


19 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: A Rebel Heart by Beth White”

  1. anxious58 Says:

    Sounds good. New Author for me.

  2. Karen Spiegel Says:

    Sounds really good. Would like to win this book.

  3. Trixi Says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve read a Beth White novel and I’m excited about this new series by her! Thanks for your thoughts on this one, it sounds as good as her other books 🙂

  4. HAPPY 4th! 🙂 I’d LOVE to win, read, and review this! I REALLY loved and enjoyed Beth’s other books, especially “The Creole Princess”! I LOVED that and can’t wait to read it again! 😀

  5. wendynewcomb Says:

    This sounds like a book I will really enjoy! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  6. anxious58 Says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  7. Patty Says:

    I love reading books about the post civil war US. I am familiar with Beth’s name, but I don’t think i have read any of her books…

  8. Your commendation adds to my anticipation . . .
    Thanks for the opp to enter for worthwhile suspense !

  9. Beth Clark Says:

    I love historical books set in the Civil War era. This looks like a good one!

  10. lib1lady Says:

    The church library readers enjoy our historical fiction books. Thanks for giving me a chance to win this book
    Janet E.

  11. Brenda Murphree Says:

    I love any books that have to do with the Civil War. This certainly sounds like a great read.

  12. Merry Says:

    I love reading historicals. Selah and Levi sound like characters I would enjoy reading about. Beth is a new Author to me.

  13. carylkane Says:

    Melissa, thank you for the great review! Sounds like a must read!

  14. Would love to win this book. Haven’t read one by this author yet. Thanks for the opportunity!

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