Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book Review: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

An Uncertain Choice is written by Jody Hedlund and published by Zondervan.

This is another YA book in Zondervan's increasing collection of titles in that genre. I, for one, am thrilled to see Christian young adult fiction coming into more popularity because there is so much out there that is NOT good for anyone to read. I don't think I need to tell you what the current trend in secular YA publishing has been for a long while. 

While I applaud Zondervan (and other Christian publishers) for publishing more YA titles, I have to admit that this particular story was a bit slow going for me. I had a difficult time getting into the story. Written in the first person, it begins with Lady Rosemarie being appalled at an elderly man's punishment at the hands of the lawman. When a knight in shining armor comes to help the man, Lady Rosemarie is curiously drawn to knights, and this one in particular.

Lady Rosemarie's parents made a vow when she was born that she would become a nun on her eighteenth birthday. That day is quickly approaching. Then, something happens to change that vow.

While I think the storyline is an interesting one, again I'll say that I had a difficult time getting into it. A few chapters later, however, I found that my interest began to grow and I was able to finish the book with a true passion for the story and its characters. I let my teenage daughter read the book too for her opinion. She liked it more than I did.

Historically speaking, it is interesting to learn something of medieval times. I like to imagine the dresses and other "props" of the times. I think this might make a good movie. As for the author, Jody Hedlund, I hope she continues to write young adult novels for the Christian market.

*I received An Uncertain Choice in exchange for my honest opinion. My opinion is my own.*

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