She’s baaaack!!! In case you have missed my exuberant tweeting over the past month, Jody Hedlund has finally released a new novel that became available Septermber 15th. I say “finally” because the space between her books feels like a drought in my historical reading. Jody’s writing is critically acclaimed by publishers, writers, reviewers, bloggers and readers who can recognize and appreciate a master storyteller at work. If you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon yet…don’t worry we’ll shuffle over and make room.
About the Book
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.
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Stay tuned for my review of the amazing book later this week. I recently received my review copy and what I have read so far is fantastic (but whose really surprised by that?).