Wednesday, December 21, 2016

#10 of 2016 - A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

25280316A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published March 1st 2016 by Zondervan
The only thing harder than fighting for what’s right…is fighting their feelings for each other.

For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is in fact Juliana Wessex, the rightful ruler of the land and a girl her tyrannical uncle—the current Lord Wessex—believes was killed along with her father.

Juliana has become skilled at hiding from Lord Wessex in the forest, using her stolen goods to provide food and shelter to the peasants her uncle has taxed into poverty. But when she robs Collin Goodrich, her red hair betrays her true identity. Lord Collin remembers Juliana from their childhood—and challenges her to stay on his estate for a week in hopes she will leave her thieving ways and become a proper lady once more. Juliana is intrigued by Collin and his charms, but only time will tell if he can overcome her distaste of the nobility—as well as win her heart.

It was really sweet, I absolutely fell in love with this story. Books like this force me to remind myself that I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic. (Not entirely something I shout out too often.)

I loved the take on a female Robin Hood, because who wants to read about a "damsel in distress" waiting for her "knight in shining armor?"
Juliana is an amazing character, a strong fighter with a caring heart, willing to fight and die for what (and who) she loves I feel like she comes off as such a genuine person.

It's a great blend of romance and adventure without going to heavily on either one. Plus there's also an amazing story mixed in there too! And with so many loveable characters this story is wonderful all around.

8 Months Later:

Actually I wrote the above earlier this month. Yeah, it took me a very long time to review this one.
Hopefully that's something I'll work on next year; no more waiting 6+ months to write a review.

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