Sunday, February 22, 2015

An Uncertain Choice

Jody Hedlund is branching out into the Young Adult market with An Uncertain Choice being her first novel in this genre. Four years ago Lady Rosemarie's parents died in from the plague. On the night of her mother's death, 12-year-old Rosemarie finds a paper in her mother's chest stating that her parents invoked the Vow of Hannah promising that they would turn Rosemarie over to the convent on her eighteenth birthday. Now Rosemarie is one month shy of her eighteenth birthday and preparing to enter a life dedicated to G-d.
What if everything you believed and the life you had planned was suddenly turned upside down? One month before her eighteenth birthday Rosemarie's parent's best friend the Duke of Rivenshire has arrived bearing news that there is an exception to the ancient Vow. He has three knights with him, for Rosemarie to fall in love with one of them and marry before midnight on her eighteenth birthday, otherwise she must fulfill her parent's vow.
An Uncertain Choice is a coming of age story as Rosemarie must decide who to trust and how to become the leader her people need. The book is full of medieval life and the various roles that people play. I believe this book to be my favorite of Jody Hedlund's and I am eagerly awaiting the sequel.
I was given this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are entirely my own.