Author H.C Douglas Charms Readers with Romance Gleaned from Historical Lore

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New Book ‘Rebel Heart’ takes a step back in time with an exciting mix of humor and drama.

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She stumbles foolishly along a path that would set in motion a train of events that would put her father and family in danger.

Having been born in Scotland, author H.C Douglas takes pride in the country’s rich history. Significant historical events of the country have been featured in famous Hollywood movies like Braveheart and Rob Roy. Inspired by the films and the unwavering encouragement of her mother, Douglas decided to write her first historical romance, “Rebel Heart.” Now that the book is published, Douglas shares her joy to readers,

Set against the backdrop of the Jacobite Rebellions in Great Britain, “Rebel Heart” is a historical romance that tells about the story of a strong-willed young woman who fell in love with a rebel on the run. Minnette Telfer is high-spirited, beautiful and adventurous—but bored. Despite countless warnings from her rich father about the dangers of this time, she stumbles foolishly along a path that would set in motion a train of events that would put her father and family in danger.

To save the family, she is banished to her uncle’s in France and is set to marry a capricious count frighteningly besotted with her. But Minnette’s heart is already taken by someone else.

“Rebel Heart” boasts with its historical information, romance and humor. It is an enriching novel which offers readers a glimpse into Scotland’s past and the struggle of the Jacobites to attain their political goals.

Entirely different from the usual boy-meets-girl romance, readers will find “Rebel Heart” both interesting and enjoyable. Douglas hopes the novel will fill readers’ hearts with warmth and the desire to read more.

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About the Author
H.C Douglas was born in Scotland in the 1930s. She migrated with her young family to Australia in the early 1960s. In Western Australia, she worked as a head chef in an industrial kitchen, ran and managed her own catering business and was a house mother of a well-known children’s institution. She also worked for 20 years as volunteer-in-charge for a large charity group. During this period, she found little time for the leisure activities she enjoyed, including pottery, oil painting and writing. Her achievements in writing were acknowledged by several awards and accolades, including the publication of some poems and short stories and the production of several plays. Having retired in 2010, she now focuses on writing.

Rebel Heart * by H.C Douglas
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 184 pages; 9781493135257
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 184 pages; 9781493135264
e-book; AU$4.25; 9781493135240

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