For Love & Honor
For Love & Honor   -     By: Jody Hedlund
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Lady Sabine is beautiful---but she's hiding a blemish that could brand her as a witch. What man would want a woman so flawed? Deeply in debt, Sir Bennet's only chance to repay his creditors is to marry into wealth. Thrust together by circumstances, the couple enters into an agreement. But will their secrets destroy their love? 256 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.0 X 5.3 (inches)
ISBN: 0310749301
ISBN-13: 9780310749301
Ages: 13-17

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Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?

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It is April 1391, and 20-year-old Sir Bennet has been called home to Maidstone Castle, Hampton, to save the family from inevitable attack and financial ruin. The options are minimal at best: sell off the family heirlooms and property or marry into a wealthy family. Sir Bennet, a man of honor, is sickened by the thought of marrying for financial gain instead of for love. Still, he agrees to meet wealthy 17-year-old Lady Sabine, who believes that she will be visiting Maidstone to purchase art from the family’s massive collection. Sir Bennet works diligently to win her heart, and she gradually falls for his attention, but she is keeping secrets of her own: she has a birthmark on her forearm that has prevented her from developing relationships with others. In fact, on the way to Maidstone, Lady Sabine and her grandmother are stopped by bandits, and in an attempt to repel the attackers, Lady Sabine reveals the mark and claims to be a witch. This choice returns to haunt her and almost costs her her life. Eventually, Sir Bennet and Lady Sabine must decide if the feelings they have developed for each other are true love and if they can ever truly trust each other once their secrets have been exposed. Told in alternating chapters of first-person narration, this evocative “will-he-won’t-he-will-she-won’t-she” historical romance will tease readers straight through to the heart-stopping ending. VERDICT Recommended for fans of Melanie Dickerson’s titles, this will make a solid addition to any YA romance collection.–Susan Harris, Ridgeway High School, TN

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  1. Susan Barrett
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Read for All Ages
    May 16, 2017
    Susan Barrett
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    For Love and Honor is the third young adult book by Jody Hedlund, following An Uncertain Choice and A Daring Sacrifice. This trilogy gets better and better with every book! The wit and banter between the characters literally made me laugh aloud in delight, and the plot kept me so hooked that I read the whole book in a day. These books are great gifts for tween and teenage girls, because the characters are that age and they are realistic and relatable. While these books are categorized for youth, they would be enjoyed by adults as well.

    Lady Sabine has been hiding her birthmark/skin blemish that covers her arm for as long as she remembers. Revealing the spots would cause people to brand her as a witch (as this story is set in the 1300s), and ruin her chances of a successful match. Her sassy personality and eccentric love of art also set her apart from others. So when her grandmother takes Sabine along to purchase some paintings and relics from a noble family, Sabine is intrigued.

    Sir Bennet, the last of the Dukes knights, has lost the family fortune due to his brothers unwise choices in the midst of grief. Now Bennet must marry a wealthy woman in order to restore his familys fortunes and keep them alive. When the opportunity presents itself in Lady Sabine and her grandmother, the latter of which suggests he woo the former during their visit, he realizes he could do far worse. Lady Sabine may not be drop-dead gorgeous, but she shares his love of art and witty conversations. Will their new interest in each other be able to withstand the secrets they hold from each other?

    I loved this book, as I mentioned at the beginning of this review. The characters were so cute yet so real in their struggles, and the drama and plot kept a steady pace. This would be great if turned into a movie or television series, but meanwhile, I highly recommend one enjoy it in its book form.

    Thank you so much to Thomas Nelson and Zondervans Book Look Bloggers program, which provided me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.

    *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion which Ive done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
  2. SusanP
    Michigan
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Bookshelf keeper!
    May 15, 2017
    SusanP
    Michigan
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Oh my, this just took my breath away! I adored Bennet from the first page he is a wonderful character. He reminded me of a knight in shining armor. As for Lady Sabine, her hilarious quips and responses to everyone just make me smile and want to cheer for her. I loved how they talked about the art and history of it all their banter was so much fun to read! I can see how in that time that Lady Sabine felt she needed to hide and the actions of those around her made the story so deep and full of all the feels! This is a heart warming page turner. For sure a bookshelf keeper!!
  3. Suzie
    Nashville, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Enjoyable, Clean YA Read
    May 15, 2017
    Suzie
    Nashville, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    While I read the first book in Jody Hedlunds YA series, I didnt fall in love with it. For me, it was just so-so. But can I say this: I am so glad I didnt let that deter me from reading the final book in this series. For Love and Honor was a fun read with an important message for todays teenagers.



    Lets talk the fun stuff first. The chemistry and conversations between Lady Sabine and Sir Bennett are delightful. Their banter is endearing. Their resistance to deeper feelings is almost humorous at times because everyone else sees it. And their appreciation for beauty gives them a connection that runs deep.



    Theres a little bit of everything in this book. Intrigue (check). Adventure (check). Romance (check). And so much more. And the book was a little predictable in spots but took me by surprise in others which gave it a fantastic balance.



    And if thats not enough to convince you that this book is worth passing along to the young people in your life, the theme of the book should. Because too many young women today care too much about what they look like, what they have or dont have, whether or not they come from the right family. Throughout this book, Hedlund delivers a truth that is easy for teens to overlook: Beauty is more than skin-deep, and God sees the heart of each and every one of us.

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    Disclosure statement:

    I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  4. Just Commonly
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Clean and sweet with the right message for its audience!
    May 14, 2017
    Just Commonly
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    For Love & Honor is the first book in the An Uncertain Choice series by Jody Hedlund that I've read. I'm a fan of the young adult genre and this one embodies what I like about it, sweet and clean. I can connect to Lady Sabine personally, knowing the unease with physical blemishes that makes one self-conscious, as well as her love for art. I also like her spunk. The start of her love story was a little bumpy, but the journey between her and Sir Bennet allow all fans of sweet romances cheer. Accepting one, flaws and all makes for a great message, no matter the age. I look forward to reading the earlier books in the series.

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
  5. Thereadmaster
    Davenport,Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    wonderful story
    May 13, 2017
    Thereadmaster
    Davenport,Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I really enjoyed the characters if Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet. They learn to become friends through some trying times. I like how they are brought together through unusual circumstances. This is the third in the series but they don't have to be read in order to enjoy. It would be hard to be different when people were so superstitious. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
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