An Uncertain Choice: Introducing Sir. Collin

March 12, 2015 55 Comments

In Jody Hedlund’s debut YA novel (with a new publisher, Zondervan), its heroine, Lady Rosemarie faces life-altering decisions. The first of which is whom she should marry. This is important because the union can break an ancient vow; if she marries by the eve of her 18th birthday. Lucky her, she has not one but three noble gentleman looking to win her heart. One of my favorites is the singing and always cheerful Sir. Collin, so let’s set about meeting him, shall we?


Physical Appearance: Though he’s not handsome in the striking way his companions are (his two best friends), Sir. Collin is good-looking with golden blonde hair that gleams “in the summer sun.” He has “sparkling” green eyes and a handsome, ready smile.

Personality Characteristics: Always ready with a joke or a dazzling smile, Sir. Collin is the epitome of a personality that doesn’t take much of anything seriously. He likes to have fun and make other’s life full of laughter, and he’s particularly kind to Lady Rosemarie which makes him easy for Rosemarie to talk with. He showers her with gifts and spares no expense when it comes to romancing her.

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An Uncertain Choice: Introducing Sir. Collin. Introducing you to Jody Hedlund's noble knight, Collin. Text © Rissi JC


An Uncertain Choice: Introducing Sir. Collin. Introducing you to Jody Hedlund's noble knight, Collin. Text © Rissi JC

Strengths: He’s fiercely loyal to his benefactor, the Duke and his two friends willing to follow them anywhere. He uses the skills he’s learned as a knight to protect them all, whether that’s in a fight to survive or merely in keeping everyone’s spirits upbeat. Sir. Collin also relishes the chance to compete (affable) to win Rosemarie’s heart and he never once shirks in his quest to do just that in what he believes is the way to her heart.

Weakness: Though he’s the jovial type who ensures everyone’s spirits are buoyed, it’s also his strength that can be a weakness for
Sir. Collin. He tends to use those same qualities as a means of hiding behind dealing with serious, in-the-moment issues. He doesn’t have the compassion for the poor as others do and grows bored with the idea of walking among them, handing out provisions. In their early courting days, he romances Rosemarie instead of getting to know her beyond her beauty. He dazzles her with
the kind of gifts he associates her with: beauty.

THE BOOK: Due to her parents’ promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, shortly 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 knights’ arrival results in a series of attacks within her land, she begins to wonder if the convent 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. – Jody Hedlund


THE VOW: I must applaud Jody for her crafting of this series. This The Vow book isn’t anything that I [expect] yet it was so much better. I liked the ease with which the story reads. A lot of medieval fiction or films can be boring, and this was anything but. Condensed into a few pages is the beginning of an epic, memorable adventure and Rosemarie has the promise to be the heroine the story needs. Continue Reading →

AN UNCERTAIN CHOICE: Aside from the atmosphere and breath-catching sword fights, this is a perfect easy read for anyone wanting a period read. It sets up what I am sure will be a rewarding series and of course ends with a new threat that might throw Rosemarie into more danger or at the very least mean she’ll have to rise to the occasion of becoming an even better ruler. Continue Reading →


Visit Jody Hedlund’s Website
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Read the Prequel Novella, The Vow
Buy the Book, An Uncertain Choice
Learn More about the Noble Knights Blog Tour, Visit the Tour Page

Thanks for joining us today as we had some fun “Introducing Sir. Collin.” He’s one noble knight that I hope you enjoy meeting in his story, An Uncertain Choice.

Thank you for visiting!

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  • Hope Ellison March 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I am currently reading Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry and love it! I am so looking forward to Jody Hedlund's new book!

    • Rissi March 12, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it, Hope. It was really lovely. :)

  • Kara Lynn March 12, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Currently I'm reading Great Expectations from Charles Dickens and really want to see a good movie about it!
    Awesome book review Rissi!

    • Rissi March 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      Oh, I admire you, Kara. I've never tried reading a Dickens novels. His movies are confusing enough as it is. ;) I've seen two or three adaptations of Dickens Great Expectations and think I'd recommend the two most recent versions, which I believe are both on DVD now. :)

    • Kara Lynn March 13, 2015 at 12:12 am

      Yes, I agree – they can be confusing. =) Thanks for the recommendation!

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:05 am

      Confusing (because of the characters! There are so many), but oh-so good. :)

  • Jamie Lapeyrolerie March 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Great spotlight friend!! It makes me want to re-read the book :)

    • Rissi March 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      I agree, Jamie! I had to page through the book while putting this together (just to refresh my memory) and felt like a re-read was in order too. Especially since I didn't have the print copy in the first place. :)

  • Beckie March 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    I love this time period & can't wait to read this book. Thank you for writing it!

    • Rissi March 12, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      …I hope you enjoy it, Beckie! Jody did a great job with it. :)

  • Karen Cross March 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Looks amazing! I can't wait to read. :)

    • Rissi March 12, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      It is amazing, Karen. :)

  • Raquel Z. Duarte March 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Sounds really interesting… Would definitely love to read this book.

    • Rissi March 12, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      It is indeed interesting, Raquel! Best of luck. :)

  • Heidi Robbins March 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I haven't read much YA lately but I am so excited to read this one- everything she writes is excellent!

    • Rissi March 12, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      I agree, Heidi… and I hope you enjoy when you do read this one. :)

  • Bluerose March 12, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I've heard such good things about this book that I can't wait to read it! Plus, the cover is gorgeous! ;)

    • Rissi March 12, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      I agree, Tammy; this cover is gorgeous! Hope you enjoy once you read it. SO good. :)

  • Jennifer Sauer March 12, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    This book looks really great and I'd love to get my hands on a copy!!! <3

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:06 am

      I hope you'd enjoy it, Jennifer! Definitely a keeper. :)

  • Christina R. March 12, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I love how he's not traditionally good looking! It makes it different!!

    I have a US address but rafflecopter might show my location outside US because I’m doing a semester abroad

    thank you so very much :)

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:07 am

      Me too, Christina! Collin is one of my favorites! Hopefully he'll get more page time in a future book. :)

      No problem! I will totally make note of that should your name be the randomly picked winner. :)

  • Sierra Faith March 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Right now I am reading Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl! Great book :)
    Very excited for an Uncertain Choice!

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:08 am

      Ooo, fun! I've heard lovely things about Anne's books. Glad to know you like them, Sierra. :)

  • Caryl Kane March 12, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I am currently reading Prague Counterpoint (book 2) in the Zion Covenant by Bodie Thoene. I can't wait to read AN UNCERTAIN CHOICE. :)


    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:09 am

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy this novel, Caryl. So good. :)

  • Julianna Rowe March 12, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    This is one book that I cannot wait to read & the cover for it is stunning!! I am currently reading some books on music and various classics, most notably Bleak House by Charles Dickens and Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.. ~ Blessings, Juli

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:10 am

      Ooh, good for you reading, Dickens. I stick with the film adaptations. :D

      Best of luck, Julianna – and I hope you enjoy An Uncertain Choice.

  • Brittany H March 13, 2015 at 1:33 am

    I just started Dauntless by Dina Sleiman. So far it's great.

    I'll have to add An Uncertain Choice to my TBR pile.

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:12 am

      Yay! I am *dying* to read Dauntless and I do believe my Amazon pre-order is on its way, so… soon! :)

  • Irene Wesley March 13, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Your post has made me officially intrigued about An Uncertain Choice! Now I'm super excited to read it! :)

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:13 am

      I'm glad! Thank you for saying so, Irene. That was my intent, but sometimes when you stare at something for too long and rework it, things get sketchy in the writing/blogging process. :)

  • Loraine Nunley March 13, 2015 at 2:01 am

    I am looking forward to reading An Uncertain Choice. Right now I am reading A Flight of Fancy by Laurie Alice Eakes. It is really good! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:13 am

      Fun! I think I remember reading that book… or one in that series. Wishing you all the best, Loraine. :)

  • bn100 March 13, 2015 at 2:12 am

    he sounds interesting

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:14 am

      He is indeed. :)

  • Gwendolyn Gage March 13, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Blonde, funny…Sir Collin sounds like my kind of guy. :) Can't wait to read Jody's YA Medieval!

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:15 am

      He is great, Gwendolyn! Hope you enjoy… and great to "see" you again, friend. :)

  • The Artist Librarian March 13, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Dauntless by Dina Sleiman is next on my "to read" list (after midterms)! I love that we're getting so much more Medieval YA in Christian fiction now! Thanks for the chance to win. =)


    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:16 am

      Yay! I hope you enjoy Dina's BH debut, Zekkaina! I'm super anxious to read that one but haven't gotten my pro-ordered copy yet. :)

  • Abbi Hart March 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Sounds like Collin is a pretty awesome hero! Can't wait to meet him!
    I am currently about halfway through From the Start by Melissa Tagg and it is amazing!

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:16 am

      Ooo, I cannot wait to read Melissa's, Abbi! I'm sure it's spectacular. Happy reading, friend. :)

  • Megan Besing March 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Ohhh, adding it to the list. I'm a sucker for all things YA. :)

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:17 am

      Me too, Megan – and I love that Christian authors are taking an interest in the genre. :)

    • Megan Besing March 14, 2015 at 2:36 am

      making YA even better! :)

    • Rissi March 17, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Definitely! YA is benefitting greatly from these talented authors. :)

  • Jody Hedlund March 13, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    What a fantastic post, Rissi – you always put an amazing effort into your posts and they look great. Thanks for introducing Collin – I enjoyed creating his character a lot.

    I'm in the middle of edits at the moment so haven't had time for much reading but I'm loving seeing all the books everyone is enjoying.

    Have a lovely day, friends.

    • Rissi March 14, 2015 at 12:20 am

      Hi, Jody! Thank you so very much for stopping by. It's always lovely to chat with authors about their characters and/or books. I really liked Collin. He was such an awesome character. Hope we get to see more of him…? :)

      Best of luck with those edits! Cannot wait to see what else you have planned. :)

  • Kara March 14, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Ah! This one is such a lovely story! I thoroughly devoured it the night I first read it. (Why yes. I might have reread it a time or two since then. ;) All the knights are delightful. I do admit that I had certain feelings for Derrick, just like Rosemarie. But Collin is awesome too! How fun to know a bit more about him now. (Also, did that end mean that we're getting more books set in this timeline? I sure hope so!!)

    • Rissi March 17, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      It was indeed, Kara! I really loved this book and in fact, was more delighted by it than I dreamed I would be. Good for you! I'd like to reread it as well; me e-ARC was way too messy (the format), so I'm really glad to have a paperback now. I know what you mean, Derrick is awesome. :)

      …I haven't seen yet if there's more to this story, but with an ending like that, there HAS to be, right!? (It's listed as a series on GR, which is promising!)

  • Anonymous March 15, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I do think Sir Collin IS handsome, and like his personality. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  • Anonymous March 15, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I liked the introduction of Rosemarie on Overweight Bookshelf. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

    • Rissi March 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      I do too, Maxie! He is VERY handsome – and his personality is always fun.

      Yay! I did too, but then, Lydia always does a spectacular job with her blog. :)

  • Bekah M. March 16, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Such a fun character introduction, Rissi! Makes me all the more excited to "meet" him. I really, really want to get my hands on this book, but I promised myself no more requesting review copies/buying books until I finished the ones I already have on my shelf. I really don't know how long I will last, though…:( Haha, thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    • Rissi March 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      You made yourself an excellent promise, Bekah! I have been doing better with requesting right now as well. It's a good policy to have and one that teaches us some restraint with bookish things! I still buy them though… that "preorder" button allure gets me every time. ;)

      Good luck with your book-buying/requesting ban. Stay strong. :)

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