Monday, November 4, 2019

The Heart of the Rebellion by Sian Ann Bessey



King Richard II of England is dead. And after three years in His Majesty’s service, Rhys ap Tudor and his brother Gwilym are finally free to return to their ancestral home in North Wales. Their long- anticipated homecoming is overshadowed, however, by the harsh changes they encounter in their once peaceful land. The new king, Henry IV, rules with an iron fist, and the country is ripe for rebellion. Instantly thrust into the forefront of the conflict, the proud Tudor brothers enter the fight for their freedom.

Lady Catrin Buckley is alert to the unrest swirling around her. As the daughter of an English father and a Welsh mother, she knows too well the trouble her lineage poses. Her own battle, however, is one of the heart: she is to be married to a man she neither knows nor loves. Then an unexpected encounter with the enigmatic Rhys ap Tudor changes everything. Soon, Catrin finds herself swept into a rebellion that could not only change history but also rewrite her own future. 


I thought this was an interesting book and I didn't want to put it down because it was so good!!

It's plenty obvious that Sian Bessey has done her research for this book. Oh and by the way she's a new to me author and I love her already. I want more!
I had a hard time pronouncing the names of the characters and a little trouble with the dialogue but other than that I enjoyed my trip to Wales.
The way Sian wrote, I could picture the beautiful country side. She made feel like I was there with the characters.
The story was well written with a great plot and the characters were very likeable.
I love historical fiction and this one is no exception.
I can't imagine living life back in the 1400's! Wow! I'm wondering how they ever got in touch with each other.
Oh and did I mention the cover goes great with the story inside? I was so happy it did!
I was like cool cover I gotta have!!
I wasn't disappointed at all!
My thank to Covenant Communications and NO compensations were received. All opinions are my own


She began her writing career as a student, publishing several magazine articles while still in college. Since then she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children's books. She is a USA Today best selling author and a Whitney Award finalist.
Although Sian doesn't have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, she can still wrap her tongue around, "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch." She loves to travel and experience other cultures, but when she's home, her favorite activities are spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.


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