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Rebellious Heart

Jody Hedlund


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Jody Hedlund Brings History to Life Like Few Others

In 1763 Massachusetts, Susanna Smith has grown up with everything she's ever wanted, except one thing: an education. Because she's a female, higher learning has been closed to her, but her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. She's determined to put her status to good use, reaching out to the poor and deprived. And she knows when she marries well, she will be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.

Ben Ross grew up a farmer's son and has nothing to his name but his Harvard education. A poor country lawyer, he doesn't see how he'll be able to fulfill his promise to make his father proud of him. When family friends introduce him to the Smith family, he's drawn to quick-witted Susanna but knows her family expects her to marry well. When Susanna's decision to help an innocent woman no matter the cost crosses with Ben's growing disillusionment with their British rulers, the two find themselves bound together in what quickly becomes a very dangerous fight for justice.

Bethany House Publishers, 9780764210488, 376pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2013

About the Author

Jody Hedlund is the author of Unending Devotion, The Doctor's Lady, and The Preacher's Bride, winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence, and a finalist for the 2011 Carol Award in First Novel. Currently she makes her home in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. Learn more at