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.Pinkerton agent and former Union cavalryman Levi Riggins is investigating a series of robberies and sabotage linked to the impoverished Daughtry plantation. Posing as a hotel management agent for the railroad, he tells Selah he'll help her save her home, but only if it is converted into a hotel. With Selah otherwise engaged with renovations, Levi moves onto the property to "supervise" while he actually attends to his real assignment right under her nose.Selah isn't sure she entirely trusts the handsome Yankee, but she'd do almost anything to save her home. What she never expected to encounter was his assault on her heart....
|Title||:||A Rebel Heart (Daughtry House #1)|
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A Rebel Heart (Daughtry House #1) Reviews
This was a wonderful read from a new-to-me author whom I will definitely read again. Post civil war in Mississippi, Selah Daughtry was bound and determined to rebuild her family's plantation but without funds she had no idea how she would do it. When ex-Yankee, Levi Riggins, now a Pinkerton Detective, offered her a solution to her problems by rebuilding the mansion as a Bed and Breakfast for the railroad line, a partnership begins. But Levi's past connects with Selah's and as their feelings deve ...more
I am beginning to appreciate more and more how divided our country is at this time. How could things be any more ready to ignite? And yet, throughout our history, there have been times of great cataclysm. The Civil War was surely one of those times. In A Rebel Heart, by Beth White, after Ithaca Plantation has been destroyed by marauding Northerners, how can genteel Selah Norton work with an out-of-favor neighbor and a northern carpetbagger to restore the glory of her former home?
Courage has to b ...more
I was privileged to read an early copy of this novel for the purpose of endorsement, and it is my absolute pleasure to do so. A Rebel Heart checks all the boxes on my wishlist for a satisfying novel. It brings a lesser-known slice of history to life and deals honestly with our national past. The characters are colorful and compelling, the setting richly painted, and the high-stakes plot carries the reader to the end without ever slowing down. Full of intrigue, grit, and grace, A Rebel Heart is B ...more
This is my first novel by Beth White and I'm
impressed! I picked this book out before seeing it on Goodreads or reading/knowing anything about it. I saw it at my favorite Christian book store and was captivated by the cover and premise. First of all, I've been to the Waverly Plantation pictured on the cover, so it was really easy to picture the setting! The story has lots of layers and I loved meeting all the characters. As soon as I finished the book I was ready to read about Joelle finding love ...more
What I Loved: I was won over from page one. The first two chapters, in particular, were explosive, and I knew I was going to love this book. There was a mild mystery/suspense thread woven here that kept the plot moving forward. The Daughtery family was engaging, and I look forward to visiting them again in future books.
In terms of spiritual content, White brings a lovely story centered around forgiveness and benevolence.
Simply put, I loved it! A Rebel Heart was one of my reading highlights for t ...more
Beth White is a relatively new author for me, and she did not disappoint. A Rebel Heart had all the elements one looks for in a historical romance and keeps you reading until the wee hours of the morning.
The novel is set during the reconstruction era of the Civil War in the South and it starts off with excitement and an extraordinary way for our two main characters to meet - a train wreck. Levi Riggins is a Yankee undercover Pinkerton agent whose investigation leads him to Southern Belle Selah D ...more
The story is set in Mississippi, five years after the Civil War. The plantation home is derelict, but Selah and her sisters refuse to give up the land. Selah, on her way home via train is in a train wreck, but Levi Riggins who is investigating a man on the train comes to her rescue.
Learning that Selah is in dire needs financially, upon research of his case he comes across a wealthy young man who is wanting to buy off the plantation to use it as a hotel. Thus the setting for the rest of the book. ...more
Selah Daughtry has survived the Civil War, but is in danger of losing the family plantation. She has applied for a bank loan but has been turned down. On the way home the train that she is traveling on is in a horrible accident. Selah is saved, along with many other passengers by a former Union soldier, Levi Riggins.
This is an amazing story of how their meeting will affect the rest of their lives and the adventure of it all. The book is well written, the characters delightful. I truly enjoy t ...more