The 2015 Jody Hedlund Challenge is a monthly series featuring the novels of author Jody Hedlund, hosted by Cassie of Bookshelves and Windows and Jamie of Books and Beverages. We invite readers and bloggers to join us in reading and discussing these books together. Every month, we’ll announce the book about four weeks before the discussion post will go live (alternating between Cassie and Jamie’s blogs). The following month, after everyone has read the book, we will discuss and interact with each other about our thoughts on each book with special appearances throughout the year!
Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund
This is my favorite Jody Hedlund book ever, so I’m super excited for our February read! (Interested in my review? Click here!) And, as February celebrates the Presidents of the United States, what better choice than a book based on John Adams, our second President?
Fun fact: Did you know John Adams also served as the first Vice President under George Washington? Or that he wrote love letters to his wife? My favorite– “I can do nothing without you.” Guys, I’m already swooning and that’s just a hint of the character he inspired Jody to write!
A Love That Would Shape History Forever
Susanna Smith has grown up with everything she’s ever wanted, except one thing: an education.
Because she’s a woman, higher learning was always closed to Susanna Smith. But her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. And she’s determined to marry well, so she’ll be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.
Growing up with little to his name, poor country lawyer Benjamin Ross dreams of impacting the world for the better. When introduced to the Smiths he’s taken by Susanna’s intelligence and independent spirit, but her parents refuse to see him as a suitor for their daughter.
Discussion date: February 24, 2015
And don’t forget! We’ll be discussing Unending Devotion next week, so get ready for our first discussion!