Review: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

February 22, 2015

Title: An Uncertain Choice
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Zondervan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-0-310-74919-6
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015

Due to her parents’ promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, shortly 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 knights’ arrival results in a series of attacks within her land, she begins to wonder if the convent 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.
I have to start off by saying, Jody Hedlund is one of my favorite authors to date. Her ability to weave in historical details to wonderful romances is flawless and fun. When I saw that she was going to dive into another favorite genre of mine, young adult, I was giddy! I could not wait to see what her story would bring.
You better believe when I received an Uncertain Choice in the mail, I dove into in pretty short order. Right from the start, the story transports you back in to medieval times. The time of public tortures, rampant disease, and dashing knights...which all play into this story, and loved to see! The middle/dark ages is such a fantastic back drop to work with.

This was a fun story. There is also a bit of a back story, you can find it in The Vow. It is a short prequel to this book. Rosemarie has lived with only one thought to how her life was going to be lived for four years and that is changed over night. I have to say, the change brought three very handsome, smart, and talented knights to her door, so it wasn't a bad change at all, in my opinion.

An Uncertain Choice had a fantastic mix of romance, mystery, history, chivalry, and gorgeous clothes and jewels. It all played off of each other added such a fantastic depth to the plot. The story was one, that also never stopped. I was hard pressed to set the book down.

I can not wait for the next book in the series, especially after being left with such a question! I will leave that to you to find out.

Too Read
4 out of 5

About the Author:
Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of seven novels, including Captured by Love, A Noble Groom, winner of the 2014 Carol Award for Historical Fiction, and The Preacher's Bride, winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence. She received a bachelor's degree from Taylor University and a master's from the University of Wisconsin, both in social work. She lives in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children.

She can be found online at

Thank you to the Author and Zondervan, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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