Author: Sian Ann Bessey
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: November 1, 2019
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.
This is a well written book about a time and place that I personally know little to nothing about. It was interesting to learn a little bit about it and I think the fact and fiction blended well. I loved both Catrin and Rhys. They were good people who wanted to stand up for what was right in whatever way they could. Their attraction was apparent but it wasn’t an insta love story. I loved that despite being a war story the reader got to learn about the strategy used in the rebellion but we weren’t subjected to a lot of violence. No real amounts of blood and gore. That made it so the love story was not over powered by the rebellion. But the rebellion was a large focus. The book is a good, clean and interesting read.
No sex or language. Some violence
*I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley and voluntarily chose to review it.
I love books set during the Middle Ages and “Heart of the Rebellion” by Sian Anne Bessey didn’t disappoint. The characters were very well developed and I found myself greatly attatched to their stories. I learned new things about history, enjoyed the romance, and was fascinated by the living conditions and battles of the time period. I have greatly enjoyed all of Sian Anne Bessey’s books, both the historical and the current!