Rebecca’s Flame takes readers back to the Irish potato famine in the mid-1800’s. Rebecca is the daughter of a middle-class Jewish merchant, who, along with her sister, have escaped most of the hardships of the famine. However, her life changes when she meets Sean, a Catholic boy, and witnesses first hand the starvation and destitution from which she has been shielded. Despite the objections of her father, Rebecca continues her friendship with Sean which has consequences that will forever alter her life. Her growing affection for Sean forces her to make decisions about her faith, family and future.