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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rebel: A Novel, by Linda Windsor

The Brides of Alba Series

David C. Cook Publishing
Kella O’Toole is a language expert and scribe for Queen Gwenhyfar, and has just discovered that she is pregnant by her fiancé, Lorne. Alyn just returned from his six years of studies in the East. There Alyn learned many new things, but when his teacher was killed during some research, he begins to question his commitment to the priesthood. The court is rife with rumors with the death of Merlin and the arrival of Cassian, the archbishop of the Roman church. When word of a battle that leaves many dead, including Kella’s fiancé as well as her father, a contingent starts out and Kella sneaks into the company. Alyn notices her and immediately puts her under his protection as they move toward their home, not knowing whom to trust.

The setting for Rebel is during the King Arthur era, highly researched by Linda Windsor making the story vivid for readers. She portrays the characters with such depth that the reader easily empathizes with and understands their struggles. The history included creates a complete picture of the era making the reader feel as if they are living there with the other characters. This is the last of the trilogy, but the first one I have read. I will definitely be picking up the others to read, as well as finding other books written by Windsor. If you enjoy history and romance joined with Christian growth, then you definitely need to pick up this novel, as well as the other two.

Received Galley from NetGalley.com

Published by David C. Cook on June 1, 2012.

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