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! :)