Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rebecca Reviews ~ A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

Published March 1st 2016 by Zondervan

In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. All the while, she fights against her cruel uncle who has taken over the land that is rightfully hers. Forced to live in the woods and hide with the poor people she's grown to love, she works to save and protect them, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she's come to despise. 

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Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

4 STARS!!!

A life lived in the shadows meets a life lived in the limelight, can these two young souls be the other half of their whole? And if so, how can it be possible when one is committed to thievery on behalf of her comrades, while the other is determined that she regain her rightful heritage on behalf of her future?

The beautiful Lady Julianna Wessex has hidden her identity for years. Following the savage murder of her father by a cruel uncle who not only stole her birthright, but proceeded to callously mistreat the humble citizens of Wessex; she joined many others who were forced to flee into the woodlands just to survive. When Lord Collin Goodrich recognizes Julianna beneath her guise as a bandit, he convinces her to seek refuge within the walls of his castle for just one week. Unfortunately, Julianna's public appearance raises the curiosity of her enemies, forcing Julianna and Collin to push aside their growing feelings for one another, while attempting to save the lives of those dependent upon them for their livelihood. Their daring sacrifice is an amazing story.

A great man once wrote on behalf of an even greater man, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

It was such a pleasure to receive a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, Rebecca! I still haven't read any of Jody's books (I'm hanging my head in shame). They all sound great.


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