A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund is the second book in the Uncertain Choice series. I did not read the first novel by Jody Hedlund, but I can say I enjoyed reading the second. While both books exist within the same world, they can be read as stand alone stories.
A Daring Sacrifice is the story of Juliana Wessex, a girl orphaned by the cruelty and greed of her Uncle and Cousin. After the failed revolt of her father, Juliana was forced to go in to hiding, lest she too suffer the same fate. To save her people from her Uncles’ cruelty, she takes to wealth redistribution, aka stealing from the Nobles and giving to the peasants that are unable to survive under her Uncles’ high taxes. Of course, Juliana has been successful and happy doing this until one day she meets Lord Collin. As the budding romance grows, will Collin and Juliana find some way to be together? Or will Juliana’s fear keep them apart.
If you enjoy strictly historical period pieces, this is not the book for you. A Daring Sacrifice is a good read, but does not truly have the feel of a period piece. That being said, I still enjoyed the story that was loosely based in the late 1300s. The romance between Collin and Juliana was sweet, albeit innocently idealistic at times. I would have enjoyed seeing more dimension to the story beyond just the romance and rescue. For teens and parents, in search of a Christian romance, Jody Hedlund delivers a sweet tale devoid of much of the bawdy writing on the shelves today. For this reason I am giving A Daring Sacrifice 4/5 stars.
I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.