An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

23121816“An Uncertain Choice” by Jody Hedlund

Publishing Company: Zondervan

Release Date: March 3rd, 2015

Quality of writing: 3 1/2-4 out of 5 stars.

Goodreads Summary:

“Due to her parents’ promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, a month 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 competition for her heart seemingly results in a knight playing foul, she begins to wonder if the cloister 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.”

Thank you Zondervan Publishing for the ARC copy. In no way has this affected my review.

“An Uncertain Choice” was a well written story for the crowd it was aiming for, and I would’ve really liked to have read this book back when I was in middle school. It is a cute story for young readers and fans of Melanie Dickerson’s fairy tale series. Although it was not necessarily my “cup of tea,” I think that the author accomplished her goal of creating a medieval fantasy story that a lot of teenagers would enjoy.

My only real issue is that I feel like most Christian books base the majority of their stories off of the romance (at least that’s how it comes across to me) rather than the main characters’ individual worth and calling in life. Some try to combine romance with personal calling, but a lot of times it feels like a second thought or a last minute edit. I have found this to be quite widespread in the Christian genre, so I’ve gotten used to it whenever I get an ARC, but I do wish that authors would try to break free of that mold more often. Because of the general predictability of these kinds of books, I can usually peg what’s going to happen (who’s bad and who ends up with who). Jody Hedlund did a good job of writing , but I am just not a huge fan of these kind of books due to that fact. Despite this, though, I can see a lot of young and adult readers enjoying this books, so don’t write it off because of my review. “An Uncertain Choice” was a cute , clean read that could be fun for new and experienced readers alike.


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