Review: Spirit Of The Rebellion by Debbie Peterson

Spirit Of The Rebellion by Debbie Peterson
Release Date: February 22, 2012
Publisher: Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Pages: 354
Source:  ebook provided by publisher



 Souls touch and emotions flare when a historian and an embittered spirit form an unlikely alliance to investigate the centuries-old riddle surrounding his death… Ready for a fresh chapter in her life, Shae Lynn Montgomery accepts a job translating a cache of Civil War documents from Wisconsin’s famous Norwegian regiment. The assignment takes her to Chickamauga’s haunted Starling Plantation and face-to-face with a handsome captain–its angry ghost in residence. Tristan Jordahl, falsely accused of treason, has no use for the living–not even the lovely translator invading his home. Despite Tristan’s best efforts to frighten her, Shae Lynn refuses to leave, and reluctantly, Tristan enlists her help to clear his name. But as they grow closer to the truth–and to each other–an evil spirit makes it clear he will do anything to stop them. Can a love that transcends time overcome all obstacles?


Review: I cried, I laughed and I fell in love. This wonderful story had it all. This was magical from the beginning until the end.

Shae Lynn Montgomery (sweet, passionate, strong, loving and wickedly spirited) has been working in Norway on Norwegian history. Badly in need of a change after the recent break-up with her ex and the horrific nightmares she has been having recently. One comes in the opportunity to come to Tennessee to work on documents from Wisconsin’s famous Norwegian Regiment from the Civil War. Thinking a change of scenery is just what is needed off she heads to America.

She is put up in Chichamunga’s famous Starling Plantation which just happens to be haunted. Shae is not afraid of the supernatural she has dealt with ghosts before. Before encountering Captain Tristan she encounters a few of the other ghosts that inhabit the Plantation. Each one has a story to tell and a personality all their own.

Tristan Jordahl, Norwegian Captain during the Civil War. He is accused of treason. Not wanting to deal with it he tries hard to get Shae to leave his home. Eventually Tristan seeks her help and they form a bond of friendship that grows the closer they get to the truth.

As they come across information and Shae’s nightmares keep accruing, Shae finds help through her dreams and shares a strong passion with Tristan her captain. She wants so much to prove his innocence and they are led on a journey to the church where the betrayal of a childhood friend, Nils.

I loved the whole mythological aspect with a touch of history. This story I think had just the right element of information on the Civil War. Some may disagree and want more but I feel that any more would take away from the romance/mystery of the storyline.

Ms. Peterson brings the ghosts to life making them actually more appealing to talk to and deal with then the humans in the story. She wrote a very loveable tale of ‘soul mates’ that meet touch and send you on an emotional experience into the supernatural.

As she shows that romance transcends time and real heroes do exist even if they are only ghosts. Ms. Peterson shows great detail to description making the story come alive. At times you may even find yourself wondering if the ghosts are real.

I found this to be a really enjoyable ‘Ghost Romance’ filled with hope. Anyone who loves the element of surprise, all things supernatural, history, mythology, mystery and a well written love story that sweeps you off your feet will enjoy Spirit of the Rebellion. I highly recommend this story and will find this a book that I will definitely re-read again.

3 thoughts on “Review: Spirit Of The Rebellion by Debbie Peterson

  1. Maria D. says:

    Great review! This sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading. Thanks for sharing your review

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