Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Review: The Vow


The Vow
Jody Hedlund

In this ebook historical romance novella by Jody Hedlund, young Rosemarie finds herself drawn to Thomas, the son of the nearby baron. But just as her feelings begin to grow, a man carrying the Plague interrupts their hunting party. While in forced isolation, Rosemarie begins to contemplate her future—could it include Thomas? Could he be the perfect man to one day rule beside her and oversee her parents’ lands?

Then Rosemarie is summoned back to her castle in haste. The disease has spread, and her family is threatened. And the secret she discovers when she returns could change her future forever.

This novella also serves as a prequel to Jody Hedlund’s An Uncertain Choice.

(Description from Amazon.com)

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My Review

In The Vow by Jody Hedlund, young Lady Rosemarie begins to notice the affection of a young man from a nearby manor. But just as he confesses interest in her, the plague is spotted in her parents’ lands. The sole heir of all her parents own, Lady Rosemarie is sent away to a monastery to be safe from the disease. But soon the discovery of a mysterious vow turns all her plans upside down.
I enjoyed The Vow. It was really short and did not end at all the way I thought it would. It is so short, I dare not say too much about it for fear of giving it all away. There is much more than I would have expected packed into the tiny little book. Things about character, treatment of humans, being an example and a leader even as a youth, and doing what is right even when it is hard. Despite its small size, The Vow tells a good, surprising story and teaches worthwhile morals to all of its readers.
Sweet little Rosemarie is faced with difficult situations and choices. She is valiant and pure even though she is only a young teen. I appreciated the fact that she took the large responsibilities presented laid upon her despite the sacrifices she would have to make. I look forward to reading more of her story.
One thing to note about The Vow is that it seems more like a prologue to Jody’s new book, An Uncertain Choice, than a stand-alone novella. It has merit and sweetness on its own, but will be much more fulfilling for the reader to be read in conjunction to An Uncertain Choice.
I eagerly look forward to An Uncertain Choice and applaud Jody Hedlund for a lovely prequel novella.

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