Scarlett O'Hara meets The Scarlet Letter: Rebel Puritan is based on the true-life escapades of Herodias (Long) Hicks, one of New England's most notorious women. Like Scarlett O’Hara, Herodias was married far too young to a man whom she did not love. And like The Scarlet Letter, Rebel Puritan explores the limited rights of women in a restrictive society, seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year old girl trapped in an abusive marriage.
Jo Ann Butler is a 11th-generation descendant of Herodias Long. She has tapped her work as a genealogist and colonial archeologist for her compelling tale of our colonial grandmothers and the founding of Rhode Island.