A Daring Sacrifice Review

Juliana has spent the past three years hiding and playing cloaked archer on her land because of her murderous uncle. The last thing she wants is to get involved with a nobleman, but Sir Colin is different…A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund is a twist on the traditional Robin Hood.

 

My Review of A Daring Sacrifice

Juliana played the role of the Cloaked Bandit because that was the only way she knew how to take care of the peasants on her land who had been displaced because of her uncle’s tyranny. She had become convinced every member of the nobility was evil (an interesting lie to believe considering that she herself is a member of the nobility). When she meets Colin, she is forced to rethink her beliefs because he’s nothing like she expected him to be.

The Characters in A Daring Sacrifice

Colin was a decent man. I liked the way he was willing to consider Juliana’s opinions. I wish he had given his sister the same courtesy but then if he had things wouldn’t have played out how they had.

At the beginning of the novel, Juliana was reckless. She did a lot of things that she should have thought about beforehand. She knew people depended on her but at the moment, she sometimes allowed herself to get caught up in things that would have been better avoided.

I liked how the two characters tempered each other. Juliana pressed Colin to be better to his people and Colin caused her to be a bit more thoughtful.

The Themes in A Daring Sacrifice

There was a strong theme of sacrifice in A Daring Sacrifice (but I guess that was obvious from the title). Both Colin and  Julianna made a decision to make a sacrifice for those they cared about.

This theme of sacrifice was interwoven with the question of what love costs. Readers are reminded of the great love and sacrifice Christ made on their behalf even as they ponder what great sacrifice they would be willing to make on behalf of those they care about.

 

About A Daring Sacrifice (An Uncertain Choice #2)

A Daring SacrificeThe only thing harder than fighting for what’s right…is fighting their feelings for each other.

A reverse twist on the Robin Hood story filled with romance, adventure, twists, and turns, a treat for all fans of historical fiction and medieval stories, featuring a strong female character who can kick butt in a cloak.

For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little does 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 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.

 

Other Books in the An Uncertain Choice Series

An Uncertain Choice A Daring Sacrifice For Love and Honor
  A Worthy Rebel

About Jody Hedlund

Jody-HedlundWinner of 2016 Christian Book Award for fiction and Christy Award for historical romance, best-selling author Jody Hedlund writes inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults. Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats.

 

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

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