The Quaker and the Rebel
The Quaker and the Rebel
What Happens When an Underground Railroad Conductor
Falls in Love with a Man Loyal to the Confederacy?
Emily Harrison’s life has turned upside down. At the beginning of the Civil War, she bravely attempts to continue her parents’ work in the Underground Railroad until their Ohio farm is sold in foreclosure. Now alone and without a home, she accepts a position as a governess with a doctor’s family in slave-holding Virginia. Though it’s dangerous, she decides to continue her rescue efforts from there.
Alexander Hunt, the doctor’s handsome nephew, does not deny a growing attraction to his uncle’s newest employee. But he cannot take time to pursue Emily, for Alexander isn’t what he seems—rich, spoiled, and indolent. He has a secret identity. He is the elusive Gray Wraith, a fearless man who fights the war from the shadows, stealing Union supplies and diverting them to the Southern cause.
The path before Alexander and Emily is complicated. The war brings betrayal, entrapment, and danger. Amid their growing feelings for each other, can they trust God with the challenges they face to provide them with a bright future?
- Retail Price: 13.99
- Release Date: January 1, 2014
- Page Count: 352
- Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- ISBN: 978-0-7369-5050-3
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Governess Emily Harrison finds her peace-loving Quaker ways under attack during the Civil War. She walks a fine line between honoring her ideals—helping slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad—and serving her slave-holding Virginian employers with integrity. Soon, she must fight her growing attraction to her employer’s handsome nephew, Alexander Hunt, a seemingly spoiled and lazy slave owner. But Alexander is himself a Quaker trying to support the Rebel cause without violence. His secret nighttime missions have earned him the name “the Gray Wraith” and the ire of the enemy. Emily and Alexander must navigate lies, misunderstandings, betrayal, disparate convictions—and a war—in order to even consider a future together. Ellis (A Widow’s Hope) brings to life the hills and plantations of West Virginia, chaotic war-weary Richmond, and the plight of runaway slaves. She touches on faith lightly, primarily identifying it with Quaker ideals. While the pacing and relationship development are erratic, readers will find the book enjoyable and engrossing.
This series starter set during the Civil War has romance, secrets and spies. The characters, compelled by their beliefs, risk everything to help slaves gain freedom. Ellis has written a well thought-out novel with great historical details about the war and the Underground Railroad. 4 ½ stars ~ Patsy Glans, reviewer