Today’s featured book is one of the rare YA titles I’ve read and reviewed, An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund! I simply adore this author and her Noble Knights series!
about the book
An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund
Due to her parents’ promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, a month before her birthday, a friend of her father’s enters the kingdom and proclaims her parents’ will left a second choice. If Rosemarie can marry before the eve of her eighteenth year, she will be exempt from the ancient vow.
Before long, Rosemarie is presented with the three most handsome and brave knights in the land. But when the competition for her heart seemingly results in a knight playing foul, she begins to wonder if the cloister is the best place after all. If only one of the knights the one who appears the most guilty had not already captured her heart.
Before reading this book, I recommend picking up a Kindle copy of the prequel, The Vow: A novella. Even if you don’t own a Kindle, you can still read it using the FREE Kindle Reading App on your PC, smartphone, or tablet. The prequel really set the stage for An Uncertain Choice, introducing Rosemarie, her parents, and the nearby village.
I am a big fan of Jody Hedlund’s historical fiction and I am very pleased with this YA series, as well! First of all the cover is absolutely beautiful and makes me want to go visit an old castle and wear long medieval gowns. The kid in me relished the fairy tale style and the way the font changed with each point of view shift cleverly kept the identity of the hero hidden at first.
In my opinion, Rosemarie is a delightfully innocent heroine and her knight in shining armor is truly valiant and chivalrous. The mystery was tempered with humor and youthful attraction. My middle-grade daughter also read The Vow and An Uncertain Choice and she loved them! The thought-provoking questions at the end of the book are the cherry on top for encouraging discussion on important issues.
I borrowed this title from my local library. The opinions expressed are my own.
This review was originally posted on 03/21/16.
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
Have y’all read the Noble Knights series or other titles from this author?
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