A Reluctant Belle

series: Daughtry House

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Joelle Daughtry has a secret.

By day, the impoverished Southern belle has been helping her sisters in their quest to turn the run-down family plantation into a resort hotel after the close of the Civil War. But by night and under a male pseudonym, she has been penning articles for the local paper in support of constructing a school for former slaves. With the Mississippi arm of the Ku Klux Klan gaining power and prestige, Joelle knows she is playing a dangerous game.

Loyalties shift when Schuyler Beaumont, childhood enemy and current investor in the Daughtry House renovation, takes over his assassinated father's candidacy for state office. Joelle finds that in order to protect her family and her home, she and Schuyler will have to put aside their longstanding personal conflict and develop a united public front. The trouble is, what do you do when animosity becomes respect--and even love--if you're already engaged to someone else?


Praise for A Rebel Heart

"A Rebel Heart features characters with depth, a gripping plot with thoughtfully researched authenticity, and unexpected twists."--Booklist

"White bridges Union and Confederate in this charming post-Civil War inspirational romance."--Publishers Weekly

"The start to the Daughtry House series is a worthy read."--Romantic Times


Beth White's day job is teaching music at an inner-city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama. A native Mississippian, she writes historical romance with a Southern drawl and is the author of The Pelican Bride, The Creole Princess, The Magnolia Duchess, and A Rebel Heart. Her novels have won the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, the RT Book Club Reviewers' Choice Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. Learn more at www.bethwhite.net.


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    Beth White

    Beth White's day job is teaching music at an inner-city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama. A native Mississippian, she writes historical romance with a Southern drawl and is the author of The Pelican Bride, The Creole Princess, The...

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Reviews

Praise for A Rebel Heart

"A Rebel Heart features characters with depth, a gripping plot with thoughtfully researched authenticity, and unexpected twists."--Booklist

"White bridges Union and Confederate in this charming post-Civil War inspirational romance."--Publishers Weekly

"The start to the Daughtry House series is a worthy read."--Romantic Times