Secrets, misunderstandings and relationships are at the heart of For Love & Honor, the third novel in Jody Hedlund’s “An Uncertain Choice” series.
Classified as young adult fiction, this historical novel is set in 1300s England.
It centers around Lady Sabine, a noblewoman with a secret blemish that could cause her to be tried as a witch if it were to be discovered.
Sabine is a lover of art who travels to visit a noble family with a legendary collection, but they are rumored to have fallen on hard times.
Unbeknownst to Sabine, it’s actually her grandmother’s attempt to arrange a marriage for her.
I really enjoyed the banter between Sabine and Bennett — it made For Love & Honor a lot of fun.
It also was very interesting to read about Sabine’s relationship with her grandmother.
The story flips between Sabine’s and Bennett’s viewpoints, which truly added depth to the story.
Hedlund knows just how much action to throw in to keep readers on the edge of their seats. She also does a great job ratcheting up the tension throughout the novel.
While this is the third installment in a series, it can be read easily as a standalone — I did — but it will make you want to pick up the rest of the series, too.
(I now have to wait for the rest of the books to arrive!)
Overall, this was a really fun read that historical fiction fans definitely should give a try.
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About For Love & Honor
Book: For Love & Honor
Author: Jody Hedlund
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?
About the Author
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author who loves fairy tales and happily-ever-afters.
She makes her home in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five teenage children.
When she’s not writing another of her page-turning stories, you usually can find her sipping coffee, eating chocolate and reading.
Guest Post from Jody Hedlund
Is Chivalry on the Brink of Extinction?
By Jody Hedlund
With the release of Fifty Shades of Grey movie and its popularity, I can’t help but wonder about the long-term consequences that such ideology will have on how people view relationships.
Already, too many couples struggle to maintain happy, healthy relationships. In fact, it’s become almost a weekly occurrence to get news of another friend or acquaintance who is dealing with a spouse cheating or leaving.
Mutual respect, loyalty, honor and self-sacrifice have become outdated, forgotten or tossed aside in place of short-term pleasure that often leaves people feeling hollow and empty.
I honestly can’t help wondering where chivalry has gone, and not just the man-doting-on-the-woman chivalry. But mutual chivalry, the kind where each person in the relationship puts the other in high esteem, uplifts them, and makes a concerted effort to protect and cherish (both emotionally and physically).
Has chivalry become antiquated in our modern society? And even if it has, should it be outdated and on the brink of extinction? Should we be making more of an effort to reclaim mutual respect in relationships?
The kind of respect that does things for someone with no thought of getting anything in return.
The kind of respect that is graciously honest about problems instead of sneaking around and being unfaithful.
The kind of respect that is willing to sacrifice and see the needs of others instead of demanding our way and our own needs be met first.
As my teenage children enter into dating relationships, I worry about the influence of movies like Fifty Shades of Grey. I worry that they’ll see dysfunction as the norm. I worry that they’ll settle for a lot less than they should in their relationships. I worry that they won’t even know the meaning of chivalry.
Of course, we’re having candid conversations about all of these issues. Of course, my husband and I attempt to model mutual respect. And of course, I’m praying my teens work on growing their own character so that they can be strong and ready for whatever they might face.
But one of the things I’ve done over the past couple of years is write a young adult (YA) series that is aimed at some of these very issues The third book, FOR LOVE & HONOR, just released this spring (and can be read as a stand-alone). Since the story is set in medieval times amidst castles, knights and ladies, chivalry is already a huge part of that era.
More than giving readers a glimpse of chivalry, however, I hope the book sparks some discussion about what it means to have healthy, respectful relationships. The book contains reader questions at the end that youth groups, moms and daughters, or friends can use together.
It’s not just another dating book. Instead, it’s a fun and entertaining story that can hopefully facilitate discussion regarding what it means to truly demonstrate chivalry in our relationships.
So what do YOU think? Is chivalry on the brink of extinction? What are some ways we can make sure that we don’t lose it?
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