The Civil War is over, but Mississippi belle Selah Daughtry finds that former Union officer Levi Riggins has set siege to her rebel heart. Can she trust him to help her protect her home and family in these hard times--or will she lose her pride and self-respect in the process?
A Rebel Heart takes us back to five years after the Civil War has ended, and reconstruction of the south has begun. Selah Daughtry and her two sisters are about to lose their family plantation. Selah has tried to secure loans with no luck and only one possibility seems to offer hope: turning their plantation into a hotel.
There are an assortment of characters that we are introduced to, which help set up the next two books. The main characters of this story are Selah and Levi Riggins who is a Yankee and former Union soldier with a plethora of secrets. He makes for an interesting character even from the time he and Selah first meet which is quite memorable. Both of their lives also have been severely touched by the war.
There is a shroud of mystery in this book and I don’t want to give anything away, I will say this was a treat to read and watch how the author tells her story and unravels everything. I think what I really liked seeing was that the people, former slave owners and former slaves working together to bury the past hurts and build something new into the future. I am looking forward to the next two installments.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.