A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund is the second book in the "An Uncertain Choice" series, but it works as a stand-alone. The series follows the adventures of the Duke's three best knights, first introduced in An Uncertain Choice, and this book specially follows Collin Goodrich.
Julianna Wessex has noble blood in her veins, but was forced out of her home by her evil uncle when she was a child and her father was killed in an uprising against said uncle. She now hides in the forest and in a Robin Hood type of way, she provides for the poor whom her father was trying to help before his passing. Anyone who's looking in from the outside would never guess that underneath her forest garb is a feisty redhead who will fight her justice.
Collin Goodrich is a nobleman who knew Julianna when they were kids, and when she swoops down out of a tree and robs him, he's amused when he discovers his "attacker" is a girl. He tracks her and when he discovers that she's one and the same with the girl of his childhood who was rumored to have died alongside her father, he is shocked. He feels very protective of her, and wants to help her in any way that he can. But will her pride stay in the way?
I really liked this book!! I thought it was better than the first one, which can be unusual in sequels. I did think that the romance went a little too quickly, but this was addressed in the discussion questions. Which, by the way, this book had excellent discussion questions for teen girls and would be fantastic for a book club. They were thought-provoking and pulled out issues in the story that I don't typically find in the discussion questions sections.
Thank you so much to Zondervan and BookLook bloggers for providing me with a copy to read and review. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.
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