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A Rebel Among Us

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  9 reviews
After David Summers enlists with the Confederate cavalry, his delusion of chivalry is soon crushed when he witnesses the horrors of battle. Shot by a Union picket, he winds up at a stranger’s farm. Four girls compassionately nurse him back to health. David learns his comrades have deserted him in Pennsylvania following the Battle of Gettysburg, but his dilemma becomes much ...more
Published September 19th 2016 by Foundations (first published June 27th 2014)
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Dec 20, 2016 added it
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For a girl who likes history, reading about life during the Civil War was just icing on the cake for this sweet romance. The story really was engaging and well written, and I could picture myself in that time period. Very well researched and detailed, and it was pretty honest of how slaves and freed men were treated back then. I don't know why this stuck with me, but in other fiction books I've read of the Civil War, when it came to the issue of slaves, the South was bad and the North was good a ...more
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I admire the author’s ability to take us back into the past. I’ve read her other historical novels (A Beautiful Glittering Lie and A Beckoning Hellfire ) so I know how well she can weave a story set in the Civil War period.
The characters are well developed and we get the feeling that we too are involved in their lives. Love knows no boundaries, no limits and no questions of North and South during the dramatic Civil War. Fact and fiction are the author’s food for thought as she mixes both to giv
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
‘A Rebel Among Us’ is a good book if you like reading historical fiction. It has an interesting story line with a very well researched plot, simple yet powerful language and a love story that will touch you; overall a beautifully crafted novel. Book Speaks gives it 4 for good story and hopefully you too will enjoy this journey of David Summers.
Paula Genereau
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! What a book. David's Journey when he was deserted by his unit was awesome. He's a strong man ...more
Tony Parsons
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Anna Brady (18, Maggie’s sister) Maggie Brady (Anna’s sister) were babysitting for Abigail (little girl) & Claudia Burrows (little girl).
A confederate soldier had been found bleeding.
Gettysburg was just a few miles away.
Abigail had a pot of water on the stove.
While still recuperating, he told the girls his name; David Ezekiel Summers (18, Montgomery, AL, Morgan County).
David (Baptist) was slowly recuperating.

He & Anna were starting to share life stories.
Lil (black girl), & Manny (black boy),
Katie Bloomstrom
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was looking for a book to lose myself in after finishing Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and found an engaging and well-written dramatic love story in A Rebel Among Us. The author uses detailed and powerful language to bring readers back to the Civil War, giving us a realistic glimpse into the lives of soldiers, slaves, and the challenges that come with war-time love. With a well-developed plot and uniquely charming characters, A Rebel Among Us is an absorbing tale that kept me up reading way too l ...more
Karen G Clesen
Pretty good...

Falling in love with the enemy during a war is never a good idea, as we've learned in WWII and Vietnam, but the author did a good job of detailing this. It seemed a bit unrealistic that the man wasn't discovered behind enemy lines, but the author's description of Elmira prison was well researched.
Liliyana Shadowlyn
I lack adequate words to explain how much I enjoyed reading this book. Well researched and written, 'A Rebel Among Us' is destined to become a classic in the historical fiction genre. Follow along as David Summers finds his way into the hearts of Anna and her family, and your own. An impossible choice, an impossible love, and an amazing story.

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Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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A Rebel Among Us by J.D.R. Hawkins is a Civil War novel with a powerful setting, great and compelling characters, and a plot that leaves readers no chance to put down the story, even for a moment. After the bloody battle of Gettysburg, the Confederates are badly beaten. Hit by a Union picket, David Summers is carried away on a horse to a Pennsylvania farmhouse where he is received and treated by a teenage girl, Anna Brady, and her three sisters. To
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J.D.R. Hawkins is an award-winning author who has written for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, e-zines, and blogs. She is one of only a few female Civil War authors, and uniquely describes the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her Renegade Series includes "A Beautiful Glittering Lie," winner of the 2013 John Esten Cooke Fiction Award and the 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion, "A Beckoning Hellf ...more

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