“An Uncertain Choice” Book Review

Mar 9, 2015 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jody Hedlund’s newest novel, An Uncertain Choice. This is the first book for her new YA series.


As is my custom, if I could ask Jody one question about An Uncertain Choice it would be — “How did you ever decide which knight Rosemarie would fall in love with?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, on to Rachel’s Back Talk!

From the Back Cover:

Due to her parents’ promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, a month 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 competition for her heart seemingly results in a knight playing foul, 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.


Rachel’s Back Talk:

5 – award winning covers


Another award winning book from Jody Hedlund! I was surprised and excited that Jody was now writing a YA novel, though I wasn’t sure what to expect. Certainly not a disappointment! An Uncertain Choice held my attention just as an of her other novels. This novel got my pulse raising and tugged at my heart strings.

The heroine, Rosemarie, was faced with a difficult decision. She had to marry within a month or she would have to enter the convent as a nun. Her godfather presents her with three knights to choose from. I really felt for Rosemarie, because it was almost impossible to choose one of the knights over the other. Rosemarie and all three of the knights had a way of drawing you in and I was almost sad when only one knight could be chosen because I formed a connection with them all!!

Overall, I loved how Jody addressed the topic of courtship/dating. She truly emphasized a Godly example of true love and it set an example of what a Godly courtship should look like.

I loved the book and I can’t wait for the next in the series to come out!

*This book was given to me in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given*


Other books by Jody I will read next:
Hearts Made Whole (Beacons of Hope Book #2)

Unending Devotion (Michigan Brides Collection Book #1)

The Preacher’s Bride

1 Comment

  1. I love your question, Rachel! I would have to say that I didn’t really know which knight was going to match to Lady Rosemarie until I started really developing their personalities, interests, values, and character. As I got to know the knights, I began to see which of the knights was most suited to her personality and character. Isn’t that they way it is in real life too? Young adults shouldn’t just base their choice of a mate on feelings or “falling in love” (which are good too!). But the relationship has to be built on solid things too, like similar interests, similar values, a balance in personalities, etc.

    Thanks again for all of your help in promoting my book! I appreciate you!

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