Saturday, March 26, 2016
#REVIEW: A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund
Author: Jody Hedlund
Series: An Uncertain Choice series #2
Publisher: Zondervan / HarperCollins Publishing
Published Date: March 1, 2016
Genre: clean romantic fiction
Buy it Link: Amazon
Synopsis: In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. All the while, she fights against her cruel uncle who has taken over the land that is rightfully hers. Forced to live in the woods and hide with the poor people she's grown to love, she works to save and protect them, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she's come to despise.
My Rating: 4 stars
My Review: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I love Jody Hedlund's writing. She takes known fairytales and legends and puts her own spin on them. This book was a spin on the tale of Robin Hood. There is a level of unbelievability in the idea that a woman in close to medival times would have grown up in the woods and been trained in archery to such an extent, then become something akin to Robin Hood to her people. However, if you put aside reality and history for a moment and just immerse yourself in the amazing writing of the author, it is so easy to enjoy this book.
Juliana Wessex is typical of the characters that the author creates: strong, intelligent, strong moral compass that sometimes goes a little wonky when feelings are involved. For those who like a fairytale happy every after, there is one at the end of the book that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. I think in books like these, the happy ever afters are so important and necessary.
Overall, this is yet another great book from Jody Hedlund that you will love to read, especially if you like the story of Robin Hood.