Book Review: Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund ★★★★★



Because she’s a woman, higher learning was always closed to Susanna Smith. But her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. And she’s determined to marry well, so she’ll be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.

Growing up with little to his name, poor country lawyer Benjamin Ross dreams of impacting the world for the better. When introduced to the Smith’s he’s taken by Susanna’s intelligence and independent spirit, but her parents refuse to see him as a suitor for their daughter.

When the life of a runaway indentured servant is threatened, Susanna is forced to choose between justice and mercy, and Ben becomes her unlikely adviser. But drawing closer to this man of principle and intellect lands her in a dangerous, secret world of rebellion and revolution against everything she once held dear.

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My thoughts:

This book was saucy and thrilling oooh. This is my second shot at Christian Fiction with my first author being Julie Klassen and I love her. Jody Hedlund tackles her stories in a different light than Julie but it is oh so interesting. This story was surprisingly more of a thriller than expected. There were moments where I really felt extremely anxious and wanted to jump while reading the action part of the story.

As it is Christian Fiction, it does contain mentions of God and prayers and all that so if you are atheist or a different kind of believer that might be something you consider before trying this if it interests you. If, on the other hand, you can regard that as just part of the timeline and culture of the story, I highly recommend you read this because it is pretty awesome!

So far, Julie Klassen is still my favorite author but we’ll see where this reading adventure goes.

Have you read this or any in this genre? Not feeling like it? Comment down below, let’s chat!


Lots of love,


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