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Rebel Puritan: A Scandalous Life (2011)

by Jo Ann Butler(Favorite Author)
4.46 of 5 Votes: 2
0982978006 (ISBN13: 9780982978009)
Neverest Press
review 1: Jo Ann Butler has done it again!I received an ARC of The Reputed Wife, the second book in this series, and was asked to read it first to assess how it worked as a stand-alone volume. I loved the book and found it indeed filled the bill as its own complete story. But once finished, I was not satisfied. The magnetism of Herodias Long proved too strong to resist, and I was struck with the need to find out what sort of circumstances forged an ordinary girl into such a remarkable woman.I began Rebel Puritan with very high expectations and was not disappointed. Every question I had regarding the hardships Herod faced in her youth and the dire conditions of her impetuous marriage was answered in meticulous detail. The scene set by Butler’s fluid prose and classic writing styl... moree again drew me in without reservation and swept me along, satisfying my need for drama in a gripping and heart pounding conclusion that made me want to go back for more. Now I cannot wait for the third. In the meantime, I may have to read The Reputed Wife again.If you love a richly detailed historical with a strong female protagonist, you will love this book.
review 2: The cover and title of this novel are a bit misleading - to me, I thought the book would be cheesy and only checked it out because of the rave reviews on here. I'm glad I did. This is a great historical fiction novel - set in the 1600's, starting in plague-infested England and moving its way to Puritan Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I immediately felt attached to the heroine. The writing was very well done and character development was superb. For me, this book falls into the same category as top-notch, well researched historical fiction like Anya Seton's "Katherine" and Kathleen Winsor's "Forever Amber." Highly recommended, looking forward to reading the sequel. less
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