The Quaker and the Rebel

Civil War Heroines Series

Christian - Historical Fiction
352 Pages
Reviewed on 02/21/2014
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Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

The Quaker and the Rebel, book 1 in Mary Ellis’ Civil War Heroines Series, is an excellent and exciting start to this new series! Emily is beginning her life over in the south; however, she has not given up all of her old ways as she is continuing her secret work as an Underground Railroad Conductor. Alexander has noticed Emily, who works for his uncle as a governess. Alexander has secrets of his own as well. As Emily and Alexander spend more time together and get to know each other, their hearts are falling for each other. Yet, this is just the Emily and Alexander that they each know of the other, not the secret identities each of them has.

I really enjoyed spending time with Emily and Alexander in Mary Ellis’ new historical novel. Emily and Alexander are both strong, independent individuals and both their lives are affected by the Civil War. They have each chosen to support the war, but on opposing sides; however love does not care what side of the war a person is on. I have always enjoyed reading stories set during the Civil War and I was so excited to hear about this new series. This novel takes the reader right into the midst of the action and really shows how lives were completely changed because of this war. This is a story of love, betrayal, danger, and God’s guidance; one that historical fiction fans will really enjoy!