Author: Jody Hedlund
Review by Grace Olson
Taken from Zondervan’s website description of An Uncertain Choice:
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.
An Uncertain Choice is a different type of book from what Jody usually writes. Rather than a novel set during the 1800s, this book plays out during medieval times. Also, instead of featuring a hero and heroine in their 20s or 30s, this book features young adult characters. Though An Uncertain Choice differs in some areas, it still has what I’ve come to love from Jody. Settings that come alive, characters that are colorful, God-honoring romance, and attention-grabbing twists. Let’s dive into the particulars. 🙂
Getting into the flow of this book was difficult at first, just because An Uncertain Choice is so different from Jody’s other books. I had to adjust my expectations a bit. Once I got into the story, though, I was hooked. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how Rosemarie was going to pick a suitor in such a short period of time and if it would be accomplished in a believable way, but Jody worked it out well. I was able to guess a lot of what was going to happen next in the story, but even then, I still enjoyed this book. I really admire how Jody wanted to write a Young Adult book that promoted godly romance through an adventurous story. Finding books that do that for teens can be difficult, so I’m excited to see where Jody is going to take this series, and possibly other books in the future (?).
If you know of a teen who enjoys both adventure and romance in their reads, or one who can’t get enough medieval tales, then I encourage you to point them to An Uncertain Choice.
About the Author
Biography from Jody’s website: Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of seven novels, including Captured By Love, Rebellious Heart, and A Noble Groom, winner of the 2014 Carol Award and INSPYs Award. She received a bachelor’s from Taylor University and a master’s from University of Wisconsin, both in social work. Currently she makes her home in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. To learn more, you can check out her website: http://jodyhedlund.com/
I was given a review copy of An Uncertain Choice from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my review. The opinions expressed are my own.