Monday, April 24, 2017

Book Review: For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund

For Love and Honor (An Uncertain Choice, #3)
Book Description:

Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?

Book Review:

Beautiful cover, no? It makes me want to pick up this book and read the back to make sure it sounds as good as it looks. Maybe someday I won't judge a book by it's cover, but I just really really appreciate a good looking one :)

While this is book three in the An Uncertain Choice series, I feel like it's a stand alone novel. I've only read the first one, and I wasn't lost in this book at all. There were maybe a few parts I wasn't quite sure what Sir Bennet was talking about, but not enough to ruin the story, and maybe just enough to make sure you go back and read the other two in the series. I can't believe I missed number 2...I'll have to fix that soon.

So this is teen fiction. It's not going to be as deep and maybe developed as an adult novel. But I think if you know what you are getting into before you read it, it shouldn't be a problem at all. When my daughter gets old enough to read books like this I don't see any problem with her reading this (content wise). There is kissing, but it is kept clean and tasteful. Not overly descriptive or uncomfortable.

Sabine and her grandmother are great characters. Sir Bennet took a little time to grow on me, and honestly he wasn't my favorite even at the end of the book. He's good, just not great.  Sabine goes through some character building and soul searching. I'm not sure that Bennet ever really does. I would have liked him to grow a little bit more than he does.

This is a book that I'm happy to add to my collection, and will probably go back and reread when I'm in the mood for a quick full length story.

For Love and Honor (An Uncertain Choice, #3)
Title: For Love and Honor
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Zondervan
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 0310749301
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.