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Monday, March 23, 2015

#REVIEW: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

Title: An Uncertain Choice
Series: An Uncertain Choice #1
Author: Jody Hedlund
Published Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: paperback
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9780310749196
Genre: Historical romance
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Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: 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. 

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Rosemarie starts out with a headful of naïve, no, I shouldn’t say that, because she’s got a heck more than a head full of naiveté. Somehow she thinks that once she enters the cloistered life of the monastery, she will continue to rule the lands she has inherited through the demise of her parents. Has no one told her that once those vows are said, all lands go to the king? That little fact seems to be overlooked in the book.
Through her parents’ friend who is also her godfather, she is shown there is a loophole to the promise given. She must fall in love and marry before her 18th birthday, which is only a month away. And of course, he gives her three choices in men.
It’s obvious from the beginning who the winner of the contest for Rosemarie’s heart will be, as the other two seem far too shallow for her tastes and have nothing in common with her. Now it’s just a race against time and the elements who would prefer to see Rosemarie safely cloistered away so they can have full control over her lands. Maybe the bad guys didn’t get the notice either the king should get all her lands….

Overall, this was an enjoyable book to read. It was fun to see the three men competing to win her heart over, though her Godfather seemed to know the end result far in advance (poor Rosemarie being played by all these men). It was a cute romance, and I can’t wait to see how the next in the series is.

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