I’m excited to tell you about a wonderful historical romance by Mary Ellis, The Quaker and The Rebel. Since yesterday was Lincoln’s birthday and tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to review a romantic adventure set in the Civil War period.
In this story, Emily Harrison loses her Ohio homestead to foreclosure and accepts a position as governess with a family in slaveholding Virginia. Despite the danger, she continues her efforts as an underground railroad conductor to rescue slaves from her new home.
Alexander Hunt, the owner's nephew is attracted to Emily, but he is a man loyal to the Confederacy and has secrets of his own. He is the elusive Gray Wraith who steals Union supplies and diverts them to the Southern cause. As Emily and Alexander grow closer, danger and betrayal brings complications to their relationship and they must trust God to carry them through challenges they never expected.
I won’t be surprised to see The Quaker and The Rebel receive awards this year. This is a great read and I hope you will pick up a copy to enjoy.
Don’t forget to look for her novella, Always in My Heart, released on Kindle for 2.99 at Amazon. Please note, if you bought the anthology, An Amish Miracle, you don’t need to buy the novella, since it's included in the anthology.
Do you like to read historical romances? If you do, what do you like best about them?