The Quaker and the Rebel | Mary Ellis Marathon


Today I’m reviewing The Quaker and the Rebel, the first book in the Civil War Heroines series by Mary Ellis.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Emily Harrison’s life has been turned upside down. At the beginning of the Civil War, she bravely attempted to continue her parents’ work as conductors in the Underground Railroad until their Ohio farm was sold in foreclosure.

Now alone, she accepts a position as a governess with a doctor’s family in slave-holding Virginia. Perhaps she can continue her rescue efforts from there.

Alexander Hunt is the doctor’s handsome nephew. While he does not deny a growing attraction to his uncle’s newest employee, he cannot take time to pursue Emily. Alex is not at all what he seems — rich, spoiled, and indolent.

He is the elusive Gray Wraith, a Quaker leader of Rebel partisans. A man of the shadows, he carries no firearm and wholeheartedly believes in Emily’s antislavery convictions. The path before Alex and Emily is complicated and sometimes life threatening. The war brings betrayal, entrapment, and danger to both of them.

Amid their growing feelings for each other, can they find faith in God amid the challenges they face and trust in the possibility for a bright future together?


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What happens when a yankee Quaker and a southern reb get together?

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Recently I was introduced to Mary Ellis’ Civil War series with Romance on the River, the prequel to The Quaker and the Rebel… and I was immediately hooked on Civil War romances!

What a shock for me!

Until recently, I had never read a Civil War novel that I had truly enjoyed. I certainly can’t say that now!

In January 2015 I reviewed a World War 2 romance and was immediately caught up in it. This week I discovered that Civil War romances are just as exciting to me! …at least those by Mary Ellis. Just read the book.

Mary Ellis blew me away, not only with the young Quaker girl who does whatever she can to help the slaves she meets along the way, but also with the illusive and intriguing Gray Wraith!

Mary’s characters don’t read like simple characters; instead she creates characters that appear like REAL people – with flaws, weaknesses and real, true emotion – good and bad!

If you enjoy reading historical fiction, please don’t miss this wonderful series!


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