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Title:
The Quaker and the rebel
ISBN:
9781410465665
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Large print edition.
Physical Description:
527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Includes reading group guide.
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Emily Harrison's life has been turned upside down. At the beginning of the Civil War, she bravely attempted to continue her parents' work as conductors in the Underground Railroad until their Ohio farm was sold in foreclosure. Now alone, she accepts a position as a governess with a doctor's family in slave-holding Virginia. Perhaps she can continue her rescue efforts from there. Alexander Hunt is the doctor's handsome nephew. While he does not deny a growing attraction to his uncle's newest employee, he cannot take time to pursue Emily. Alex is not at all what he seems -- rich, spoiled, and indolent. He is the elusive Gray Wraith, a Quaker leader of Rebel partisans. A man of the shadows, he carries no firearm and wholeheartedly believes in Emily's antislavery convictions. The path before Alex and Emily is complicated and sometimes life threatening. The war brings betrayal, entrapment, and danger to both of them. Amid their growing feelings for each other, can they find faith in God amid the challenges they face and trust in the possibility for a bright future together?
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At the beginning of the Civil War, Emily Harrison bravely continued her parents? work in the Underground Railroad until their Ohio farm was sold in foreclosure. Now alone, she accepts a position as a governess with a doctor's family in slave-holding Virginia. Although the doctor's handsome nephew is attracted to Emily, he cannot pursue her. Alex is not what he seems ? rich, spoiled and indolent. He is the elusive Gray Wraith, a Quaker leader of Rebel partisans.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Governess Emily Harrison finds her peace-loving Quaker ways under attack during the Civil War. She walks a fine line between honoring her ideals-helping slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad-and serving her slave-holding Virginian employers with integrity. Soon, she must fight her growing attraction to her employer's handsome nephew, Alexander Hunt, a seemingly spoiled and lazy slave owner. But Alexander is himself a Quaker trying to support the Rebel cause without violence. His secret nighttime missions have earned him the name "the Gray Wraith" and the ire of the enemy. Emily and Alexander must navigate lies, misunderstandings, betrayal, disparate convictions-and a war-in order to even consider a future together. Ellis (A Widow's Hope) brings to life the hills and plantations of West Virginia, chaotic war-weary Richmond, and the plight of runaway slaves. She touches on faith lightly, primarily identifying it with Quaker ideals. While the pacing and relationship development are erratic, readers will find the book enjoyable and engrossing. Agency: Seymour Agency (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.