Review: The Vow by Jody Hedlund

News flash! Jody Hedlund is entering the world of YA fiction, and you need to check it out!

The Vow by Jody Hedlund
An Uncertain Choice Novella #0.5
Zondervan, 2015

This sweet novella follows 14-year-old Rosemarie as she navigates budding feelings and hopes for a happy future with a great young man. Written in the first person point of view, hearing Rosemarie’s thoughts gave this novella a fresh perspective. I think changing the POV for her new YA series is a great move for Jody.

I have to say my favorite aspect of this novella was Rosemarie’s parents. I loved the picture of her parents’ love and relationship and how it was something Rosemarie longed for in her own life. Their relationship is an example to her of what a loving relationship between husband and wife should look like and she wants what they have.

This short novella introduces us to Lady Rosemarie’s world, and will draw readers into Jody’s medieval novels.

*With thanks to the author for a free e-copy of this novella in exchange for my honest review.*

Summary (from the author’s website):
In this historical romance novella by Jody Hedlund, young Rosemarie finds herself drawn to Thomas, the son of the nearby baron. But just as her feelings begin to grow, a man carrying the Plague interrupts their hunting party. While in forced isolation, Rosemarie begins to contemplate her future—could it include Thomas? Could he be the perfect man to one day rule beside her and oversee her parents’ lands?

Then Rosemarie is summoned back to her castle in haste. The disease has spread, and her family is threatened. And the secret she discovers when she returns could change her future forever.


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