Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Finds at the Bookstore: White Rose Rebel by Janet Paisley

Pub date: March 2008
Format: Hardcover 40pp

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
White Rose Rebel tells the riveting and turbulent story of the historical figure known as "Colonel Anne"--Scottish heroine and female "Braveheart"--who risked everything for the love of her country and its rightful king.

Anne Farquharson, a tempestuous and independentminded daughter of Scotland, is elated when the Jacobites rebel in 1745, fighting to regain the Stuart throne of Scotland for Bonnie Prince Charlie, and horrified when her husband, Aeneas Macintosh, joins the English army. She raises his clan and, with her previous lover at her side, joins the uprising to become its legendary "Colonel Anne." Incorporating fascinating historical detail about the military role of Scottish women during the eighteenth century, Janet Paisley creates a marvelously entertaining tale of this extraordinary young woman who used her heart, sexuality, intellect, and sword to defend her people.

Rich in intrigue and period detail and with a compelling cast of characters certain to captivate fans of Philippa Gregory, White Rose Rebel marks the exciting debut of a wonderfully fresh and vivid voice in historical fiction, as it explores the grand themes of civil war, women's rights and national identity, love and marital discord, loyalty and betrayal.