A Rebel Heart
series: Daughtry House
"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 Bride, The 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 www.bethwhite.net.
"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 Beth White at her finest. I can't wait to read the rest of the series."
Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of A Refuge Assured
"With great skill, Beth White combines intriguing history with inspiring romance, and then adds a good measure of mystery and suspense to her newest novel, A Rebel Heart. From the first page to the last, readers will be wrapped up in Selah's quest to restore her family's stately Mississippi home and charmed by the touching romance. Levi's investigation to solve a series of robberies and find out who is behind the mysterious incidents that threaten Selah and her family will keep readers guessing and turning pages until the very end. Well done!"
Carrie Turansky, award-winning author of Shine Like the Dawn and Across the Blue
"Pinkerton agent Levi Riggins stole my heart, beginning with his valiant rescue of Selah Daughtry after a train wreck in the opening scenes of A Rebel Heart. Selah couldn't help but lose her heart too, although she has more than one reason to be wary of the former Yankee officer. 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
Praise for The Gulf Coast Chronicles
"White's carefully researched story, set in what would become Mobile, Alabama, is filled with duplicity, danger, political intrigue, and adventure. This unique book will appeal to a wide range of readers."--Booklist
"A lush and highly detailed historical setting sets an atmospheric tone for this tale of love and life in New France. The well-researched story of the Pelican girls, so named for the ship that brought them, is an unembellished look at a slice of the human experience not often told. Recommended for fans of historical fiction."--Library Journal
"This book is a must-have for any historical fiction collection; few stories are written on this time period and area."--Congregational Libraries Today
- Excerpt Download PDF