A Reluctant Belle by Beth White is the second book in her Daughtry House series. Joelle Daughtry is one southern belle you don’t want to tangle with. Helping her sisters turn their run-down plantation into a hotel resort is no job for the weak. Schuyler Beaumont, childhood enemy, becomes an investor in the hotel when the girls become in need of additional funds. As the Ku Klux Klan starts gaining power Joelle and Schuyler must work together to protect friends and loved ones. Can they extinguish the sparks that continue to fly between them before they both get burned? I always enjoy a story where the heroine is not a push-over and can handle things on their own. Joelle had an inner strength that saw her through a tough time in our history. I loved the interaction between Joelle and Schuyler. Ms. White did a very good job with a very touchy subject matter. The history didn’t overwhelm the storyline; it just enhanced it. If you like Civil War era romance then this is a book you would really enjoy!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.