Today’s featured book is one of the rare YA titles I’ve read and reviewed, A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund! I simply adore this author and her Noble Knights series!
about the book
A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund
For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little does anyone know, this bandit is in fact Juliana Wessex, the rightful ruler of the land and a girl her tyrannical uncle—the current Lord Wessex—believes was killed along with her father.
Juliana has become skilled at hiding from Lord Wessex in the forest, using her stolen goods to provide food and shelter to the peasants her uncle has taxed into poverty. But when she robs Collin Goodrich, her red hair betrays her true identity.
Lord Collin remembers Juliana from their childhood—and challenges her to stay on his estate for a week in hopes she will leave her thieving ways and become a proper lady once more. Juliana is intrigued by Collin and his charms, but only time will tell if he can overcome her distaste of the nobility—as well as win her heart.
This series just keeps getting better! This second title in the series is distinctly different from the first book, An Uncertain Choice, and the prequel novella, The Vow. I found this book to be more flirtatious and suspenseful. In order to gain a deeper appreciation for Collin’s character, I would recommend reading the previous book but this title would also be enjoyable as a stand alone.
A Daring Sacrifice has a darker, more sinister villain than An Uncertain Choice but Juliana isn’t some mousy damsel in distress! This gal is a serious Lady Robin Hood, stealing from the rich, giving to the poor, wanted for her crimes, and recklessly bold. Just the mention of the torturous punishment made me cringe!
Wealthy, light-hearted Sir Collin is settling into his new role as Lord of his own lands and the unfortunate guy is just about bored to tears. When he crosses paths with disguised Juliana, he is ready for a distraction from the monotony. A Daring Sacrifice is an engaging story with a mixture of suspense, drama, romance, and humor. I look forward to the next installment in the series!
I requested this title through NetGalley in order to read it and offer an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
about the author
Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances including books for adults and youth. She currently makes her home in central Michigan with her husband and their five busy children.
As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she’s not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.
She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.
Noble Knights series
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