A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund
Published by HarperCollins Christian Publishing on March 7th 2017
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Historical, Clean & Wholesome, Medieval, Religious, Christian
Source: the author
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?
For Love and Honor is the third book in the An Uncertain Choice series by bestselling author, Jody Hedlund. I think this may be my favorite book so far in the series. Let me tell you why! I love flawed characters and this story had several of them. First, Sabine has a birth mark, a port wine stain that covers her hand and arm. These days we don’t look at birthmarks but in medieval times, it was thought to be a sign that a person was a witch.
Secondly, you have Bennet’s brother. Though he’s not the focus of this story, he is a tortured man who battles with addiction and depression. In this story we see how depression and addiction has an effect on the entire family and not just the individual.
Last, we have Bennet and though he’s trying to do what is right, his pride can sometimes cloud his good judgement.
These are characters I can love. These are characters I can relate to. How many times do we read a book and everyone is romanticized and near perfect. Simply misunderstood and no real flaws. That’s not realistic. I love that these characters were allowed to make real mistakes. Mistakes that needed to be forgiven—not just a misunderstanding.
This is a sweet romance with some suspense and a bit of adventure that will keep you turning the pages until the end.
What others are Saying
Jody Hedlund delivers the third (and presumably final) book in her medieval YA romance series with For Love and Honor, and it’s her best yet. –Christian Chick’s Thoughts
“For Love and Honor” is everything that fans of Jody Hedlund have come to appreciate and enjoy –Rebecca’s Reviews
I almost can’t put to words how much I thoroughly enjoyed it. –Holly’s Reviews
This is marketed as YA, but it’s wonderfully interesting for all ages –Susan’s Reviews