Friday, December 20, 2013

The Quaker and the Rebel By Mary Ellis

Bestselling author Mary Ellis presents The Quaker and the Rebel, Book 1 of her brand-new Civil War historical romance series, which tells the stories of brave women in times of testing and the men who love them.
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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Mary Ellis grew up close to the eastern Ohio Amish community, Geauga County, where her parents often took her to farmer's markets and woodworking fairs. She loved their peaceful, agrarian lifestyle, their respect for the land, and their strong sense of Christian community.

She and her husband now live close to the largest population of Amish in the country--a four-county area in central Ohio. They often take weekend trips to purchase produce, meet Amish families, and enjoy a simpler way of life.

Mary enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, bicycling and swimming. But her favorite pasttime is snorkeling, which she seldom gets to do living in Ohio. She is a former middle school teacher and a former saleswoman for the world's best chocolate company. Now she writes full-time and wonders why her house is still dusty and her garden has so many weeds. She is currently working on the New Beginnings series. Book 1-Living in Harmony is set in Maine and released in August. Book 2-Love Comes to Paradise is set in Missouri and will release in Feb 2013. Book 3-A Little Bit of Paradise is set in Kentucky and will release in July of 2013.

As you all already know I am a huge fan of Mary's she is one of the best Amish fiction authors, so I could not wait to read the first book in her Civil War series.
I was not disappointed at all, it was everything I knew it would be and more.
I could not put the book down once I picked it up. This is a romance that you do not want to miss.
The characters are strong wonderful characters that you will fall in love with.
I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend this fantastic book.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review. 


  1. Wonderful review, Mary! This sounds like an excellent book. Thank you for sharing!!

  2. I too am a huge Mary Ellis fan! She hasn't disappointed me yet! Great review Mary! Thanks also for your giveaways!

    Judy B

  3. Two of my favorite reading genres, Amish and Civil War all wrapped up in one package? On my wish list! Thanks for the great review, Mary!

  4. Would really love to win this book.
    Awesome review.

  5. I have seen this b4 it does sound like a 5 .Blessings ,DanaGirl

  6. I think the ups and downs this book holds will make for a great read. Thank you, Mary for a great review. Merry Christmas!

  7. Wonderful review, this book sounds great. Thanks Mary

  8. I would love to win.

  9. Great review, Mary. It sounds like a good book to read.

  10. Looks like a delightful read!

  11. Great review. This book is definitely going on my to-read list. :)

  12. Thanks for the great review, Mary!

    I haven't read any of Mary Ellis' books, but would like to - SO much! I love books concerning the Civil War, & Quakers. I am particularly interested in "A Little Bit of Paradise", as it is set in Ky. - in which I live. "The Quaker and the Rebel" would cover at least 3 of my interests: the Civil War, The Quakers, & the Underground Railroad. There is a house - in the small town, in which I live - that used to be a part of the Underground Railroad.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of "The Quaker and the Rebel", Mary!


    1. Bonnie, you have got to get Mary's books and start reading them! She is a fantastic story teller! You will love her!

  13. Oh Mary, I want this book so bad. I love the whole thing. Cover, Title, and Review. Please put my name in. Gonna have to start using lighter paper so it won't always go to the bottom. LOL MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  14. I am a big fan of Mary. Would love to read this book

  15. Great review .The Quaker and the Rebel By Mary Ellis sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.