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?
INTRODUCING SIR. COLIN FROM AN UNCERTAIN CHOICE
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.An Uncertain Choice: Introducing Sir. Collin #FWarchives Click To Tweet
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 →
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