Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Book review: A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

As a librarian and as a mother whose daughters are approaching their teen years, I'm always looking for Young Adult material that I can recommend without reservation.  A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund fills that need.  From the opening sentence on, readers will enjoy this fast-paced adventurous novel.

This sequel to An Uncertain Choice lets us get to spend time with Collin, whom we met in that first book.  His story is fleshed out, as is that of Juliana Wessex, a young woman of noble birth who has been living in hiding since her father's death at the hands of her uncle.  She has become a Robin Hood type of character, who feels responsible for those who have lost their homes and livelihoods after her uncle's seizure of her home and lands.

As Collin and Juliana get to know one another, they are forced to consider whether or not their assumptions toward each other's class are true.  I was a Collin fan in the first book, and I enjoyed the banter and the relationship that developed between him and Juliana in this one.

Those who enjoy romance in a medieval setting will enjoy this book.  And although it is a YA book, adults will enjoy it thoroughly, as well.

I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.

About the author:

Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author who loves fairy tales and happily-ever-afters.  She makes her home in Midland, MI, with her husband and five children.  When she's not writing another of her page-turning stories, you can usually find her sipping coffee, eating chocolate, and reading.


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  2. I just like the cover of this book so much. It looks so daring and bold. It says, "I am a rose, but I have thorns".