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Spirit of the Rebellion

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Souls touch and emotions flare when a historian and an embittered spirit form an unlikely alliance to investigate the centuries-old riddle surrounding his death…
Ready for a fresh chapter in her life, Shae Lynn Montgomery accepts a job translating a cache of Civil War documents from Wisconsin’s famous Norwegian regiment. The assignment takes her to Chickamauga’s haunted Sta
Paperback, 354 pages
Published March 3rd 2012 by The Wild Rose Press
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Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Spirit of the Rebellion is one of the best books I have ever read. It is so well written and captivating, I just could not put it down as I HAD to find out what happened next. It is the perfect mixture of mystery, intrigue, history and romance. I bought my Mum a copy for her birthday and just know that she will love it as much as I do :)
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I took this book on my Spring Break vacation thinking I would get half way through it. I finished it the first day while sitting on the beach. I could not put it down! Tristan is valiant, Shae is determined, Nils has an awesome evil laugh and I have a horrible sunburn. I loved this booked.
Great Read!!!!
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Debbie Peterson proves with Spirit of the Rebellion that love can in fact conquer all. In this unique story a translator is desperate to prove that the ghost she's come to care for isn't the traitor history has made him out to be. Through this unlikely love story the reader is easily drawn into this dreamlike world where suspending your disbelief only adds to the enjoyment.

The characters in this story are what make this so memorable and enjoyable. As the lone human in the grand mansion, Shae goe
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Do you like books that have a houseful of ghosts with varying personalities? Where the heroine is clever and strong spirited in character? Do you like a ghostly hero that is chivalrous in nature and comes to the rescue? Where the Hero and Heroine go on this adventure to discover the truth to an old set up that occurred many years ago? And a story that ends with an Happily Ever After? If your answer is YES then you will really enjoy reading this book!!
I really enjoyed the book and wished I was
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a simply fabulous read and one that really was a delightful surprise. Obviously done with a lot of research, you didn't feel bogged down by the facts, but rather swept into the echoes of the past. Additionally, the inclusion of a bit of mythical lore makes for an unique twist. Both the main characters and side characters are introduced carefully, making for realistically developed relationships. The romance is heart-wrenching and wonderful and simply toe-curling. It really pulls you in. ...more
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was already excited to read this book when I got it I just didnt realize how GOOD it was going to be! I kept telling myself Okay, only one more chapter! Next thing I know my husband comes into the room and asks "What are you doing?" I tell him "uh, reading!" then he says "at 2 oclock in the morning?" needless to say I LOVE this book! It immediately captured me with Civil War Captain Tristan Jordahl's historical act of bravery and betrayal and Shae's unwavering dedication to her Captain and the ...more
Hello again everyone, thanks for stopping by. I know this is suppose to be an Interview and Review buuut my Word document won't open up so I can't get to the interview and I have not gotten a response about it yet. Because I didn't want to miss the stop entirely I am at least going to post a review because ladies and gent's it is fabulous. When I am able to get the Interview up I will do so immediately, but unfortunately I have a 14 hr shift right after I post this so it might not be today.

Mae Clair
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I happened upon this book completely by accident, and boy am I glad I did. It combines several of my favorite elements - - paranormal romance, a Civil War hero, and a modern day heroine. Captain Tristan Jordhal fought nobly in the Union Army before being betrayed and murdered by a trusted ally. The only person capable of clearing his name is Shae Lynn Montgomery who has settled into Starling Manor (the manor home were Tristan died) for the purpose of translating nineteenth century documents writ ...more

Even though this book has all the makings of a paranormal romance novel - hello, living woman from the present and dead man from the 1860s fall in love - it doesn't read like one. In fact, if it weren't for the constant reminders Tristan's dead, Spirit of the Rebellion could easily be hailed as a regular ol' romance novel.

I'll keep this one short and sweet: our two main characters, Shae and Tristan, meet when Shae takes a position translating Civil War doc
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program on Goodreads.

Wonderful ghost story, even though it drags in a few places.
Romancing the Book
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I cried, I laughed and I fell in love. This wonderful story had it all. This was magical from the beginning until the end.

Shae Lynn Montgomery (sweet, passionate, strong, loving and wickedly spirited) has been working in Norway on Norwegian history. Badly in need of a change after the recent break-up with her ex and the horrific nightmares she has been having recently. One comes in the opportu
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Spirit of the Rebellion is the story of a historian who specialises in all things Norse, and a Norwegian Captain of the Civil War, long presumed traitor to his country. Shae Lynn has the opportunity to go to Tennessee to scan and translate some rare documents, but the house she will be living in has the reputation of being haunted. Luckily for her, this isn't her first encounter with ghosts, so she accepts. Once there, she meets the ghosts, starts her work, but also finds more than she bargained ...more
Apr 04, 2012 rated it liked it
This tells the story of a Civil War soldier who was accused of being a traitor during his lifetime. A woman, Shaelynn, moves into the house where his spirit has been living for the last century. She is working on translating some documents for a museum exhibit. She realizes that it is her responsibility to find out what really happened during the captain's life. I originally picked up this book because it has elements of the Civil War in it. Besides that, the novel really was not what I was expe ...more
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I truly enjoy stories like these- the obstacles that two people living a world apart face to be together after finding one another in the strangest of happenings. So many questions run through my mind as I read the pages. Spirit of the Rebellion is no different. This lovely written story captured my attention with its wonderful characters, intense plot, and well written structure. Good ghost romance stories are hard to come by, but this one is a definite keeper! Tristan and Shae Lynn have a long ...more
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another Wow book. I really enjoyed reading this story even if it was about romance between mortal and a ghost. This author weaves wonderful tales with so much intrigue and depth that you can't possibly put it down. It's one worth reading more than once. I loved her characters and descriptions.
Brittany Narnia
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I fell in love with Tristan too! Love history and ghost stories so this book was the best of both worlds. Shae was fearless and awesome! Highly recommend! Wish I could get my hands on his jacket too!
E. A.
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
wonderful read. It dragged a LOT, especially at the end, but overall one of my favorite ghost stories
Nov 15, 2012 rated it liked it
There were many aspects of this story that I really did enjoy, including the ending, but I felt the ending was a bit rushed and without a necessary explanation for the way it would play out.
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