Monday, December 12, 2016

A Rebel Among Us

Title: A Rebel Among Us

Author: J D R Hawkins

Genre: War Literature & Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies

Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: 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 worse. He falls in love with the older sister, Anna, who entices him with a proposition. To his dismay, he must make a decision. Should he stay and help Anna with her underhanded plan, or return to the army and risk capture?

About the Author: J.D.R. Hawkins is an award-winning author who has written for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, e-zines, and blogs. She is one of a few female Civil War authors, uniquely describing the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her Renegade series includes the debut novel, "A Beckoning Hellfire," recipient of two awards. The prequel, "A Beautiful Glittering Lie," received the 2013 John Esten Cooke Fiction Award, the 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion, and honorable mention at the 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival. Both books tell the story of a family from north Alabama who experience immeasurable pain when their lives are dramatically changed by the war. Ms. Hawkins is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the International Women’s Writing Guild, and the Mississippi Writers Guild, and is an artist and singer/songwriter. "A Rebel Among Us" is the third installment to the Renegade Series. Learn more about the author at

Review: 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.