What's a bold Highland woman to do when her husband enlists in the English army? Why, join a Scottish uprising in support of Bonnie Prince Charlie, who's rumored to be raising an army during his exile in France. Based on the life of "Colonel Anne" Farquharson, one of the leaders of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745, White Rose Rebel blends rich historical detail, a complex love triangle, and bloody battlefield action in this dramatic depiction the lives of ordinary individuals caught up in extraordinary events. Historical Fiction newsletter December 2014.
The tag line "the female Braveheart" does this book a huge disservice. This is based on a true story about a woman from the Scottish Highlands in the changing landscape of the Jacobite rebellion. It is a great - if somewhat gory - read. As you would expect, it takes the Scottish side of the conflict with the English.
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