Friday, September 20, 2013

Book Report: Rebellious Heart, by Jody Hedlund

Sigh. What a love story! Just when you think an author can't top her previous, Jody did. I mean her stuff keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for future books too. But enough of the future ... the present is HERE!

Rebellious Heart takes us back into the times of abused bond-servants, British red coats, Yankee smuggling, and love divided by rank. Jody definitely took us deep, as she always does, into the history of the era, before the war for Independence broke out in fervor.

"He's guilty of murder." The judge's voice echoed through the meetinghouse. "I hereby sentence him to be hanged."

What better opening line can you get, but that? Instantly, you'll be drawn into the story. The murder of a nameless woman, cut feet, abused body, and an old man who is a very unlikely culprit taking the blame. A handsome but poor lawyer insistent of the defendant's guilt. A wealthy old woman broken. A young education-hungry granddaughter enamored not by the handsome lawyer, but by the written word.

Sheesh ... everything is in this. Closet romance (you'll understand when you read the book ;), spy games, underground tunnels, and a bad guy you just want to draw your bayonet on and skewer him. It's not a creepy book, so don't be dismayed if you don't like uber scary villains. But it's suspenseful and keeps you reading under the covers with your flashlight. Again, not because you're scared but because you don't want to wake your husband. ;)

SO! The good news is Jody is graciously giving away a copy! The bad news is, there's only one :) So enter to win below. The winner will be announced Monday morning! :)

21 comments:

  1. Ooh, sounds intriguing! What a fun book to win! Please enter me in the drawing...
    vmarney@hotmail.com

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  2. Wow you are an early riser Vicki! You are entered.

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  3. Oh, I have loved everything I have read by Jody so far and this one looks great too!! Thanks for such a wonderful look into the book... and for the giveaway!

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. Would love to win this latest book by Jody!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  5. I have her other books - am anxious to get this one too.
    If I win it I can read it sooner than if I have to purchase it - so you can imagine how much I hope to win it. ';D

    JAIME - it was so great to see you in INDY - FINALLY meeting my sweetie in person - just DIDN'T GET ANY PICS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE for my Prayer Board - gonna have to send me one of your faves so I can put it up. Love you bunches - praying more. . .

    joyjournaling(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I am so excited to read this book & I would LOVE to win!! Thank you for the giveaway!!! ~ Juli
    emeraldelena@hotmail.com

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  7. This books sounds like it has everything! Romance, intrigue, war, heroes--what else could a book have? Would love to win it.

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  8. This sounds so Good! I've been waiting for it to come out! It's so wonderful to get lost in every world that Jody creates! I love that a lot of her her books are based on factual events too! Yay for another Jody Hedlund creation! :) Thanks for this opportunity!

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  9. sounds like a book I will LOVE. Thanks for the opportunity to win it in the giveaway!

    kymtmd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Jody is on my list of authors to read. So much buzz around her and if Jaime says it's amazing, it must be! Maybe it'll be just the thing I need to crank out some words of my own :)

    linsadair@gmail.com

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  11. You're so right, Jaime! This book sounds like it has something for everyone - so exciting!

    I haven't read any of Jody's books & would LOVE to have this one! Have read so many wonderful reviews about her books, & so many interesting helpful blog posts by her!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Yay! I love Hedlund's books. Thanks for the opportunity. Mary at jesusbmylight@yahoo.com

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  13. I am really looking forward to reading REBELLIOUS HEART and would love to win a copy. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  14. Well, you've certainly sold us on this one, but after reading Jody' previous work I'm not surprised. I'd love to be in the drawing as I've really wanted to get this book! sounds great!

    thanks!
    Debra

    debraemarvin (at) yahooo....

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  15. Pick Me! csaunderson123@gmail.com

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  16. Just finished reading this book. It was quite a nail biting experience....

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  17. This book looks soooo good. Can't wait to read it!

    Stephanie C.

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  18. This sounds like a great book! I've not read anything by this author, but your review definitely makes me want to! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I'm so excited to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. Wow, sounds great! Love the review. :)
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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  21. Sounds like a good book. I love suspense and mystery. Can't wait to read it!

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