An Uncertain Choice is a young adult novel that can definitely be enjoyed by teens and adults alike! It is written in the first person point of view from primarily Rosemarie’s perspective. She is a very caring young woman, with many big decisions ahead of her. After preparing for several years to enter the convent and fulfill a vow made by her parents, she is unaccustomed to being courted by men. Their attention and flattery initially make Rosemarie uncomfortable and she is uncertain that she should embrace this new possibility for the chance at true love.
I found Rosemarie to be a likeable character, even though she was naïve about many things. It made sense that she was naïve, however, and as she worked to come out of her shell, she grew into a lovely leader. I liked her compassionate heart and her willingness to give all three suitors an opportunity to win her love.
One of Rosemarie’s weaknesses was her penchant for second guessing her leadership abilities and allowing others to persuade her to step back instead of standing up for what she believed in. I enjoyed watching her realize this weakness and begin to work to correct it.
I found all of the knights to be charming in their own ways, and I definitely believe that Rosemarie’s heart made the correct choice regarding her true love. I also enjoyed that a new perspective was added toward the latter half of the book. The reader is then able to know the thoughts of one of the knights. This second perspective added another wonderful layer to the story.
Attraction, romance, duty, and danger all add up to a very exciting book that can be enjoyed by both teens and adults. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT 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, 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 cloister 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances for both adults and teens.
As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she’s not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.
She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.