For Love & Honor Celebrate Lit Tour + Giveaway

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For Love & Honor
Written by: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Zondervan
Month, Year: March, 2017
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About the Book:
Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?

My Thoughts:
Handsome, but penniless, Sir Bennet must find a way to pay his family’s growing debts…even if that means he must marry for means other than love. But when the extravagantly wealthy Lady Sabine comes to call, a rather intriguing and intelligent woman, Sir Bennet just might find himself in a love match after all. While these two get along famously, Sabine hasn’t been totally forthright with Bennet, out of fear for his reaction to a birthmark most people label as a curse. If she does reveal her secret, will Bennet call her a witch like all the others before him?

For Love and Honor was such fun to read! With its dashing knights, midnight walks, and enough tension to fill a whole medieval countryside, this story intrigued me from the very start. I haven’t had the pleasure in reading the first two books in the An Uncertain Choice series, but they are most definitely being added to my TBR list! This series falls more toward YA fiction, but I love a good YA book, even in my late-twenties! Plus, Sabine and Bennet’s chemistry was incredibly sweet, it was so easy to root for them both. This is positively a perfect read for both YA and Adults alike – grab a copy for yourself today!

About the Author:

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Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author who loves fairy-tales and happily-ever-afters. She makes her home in Midland, MI with her husband and five teen-aged children. When she’s not writing another of her page-turning stories, you can usually find her sipping coffee, eating chocolate, and reading.

Guest Post from Jody Hedlund: Why I Write Young Adult (YA) Books:
For Love & Honor is the third book in my Young Adult (YA) series set during medieval times and centering around knights, castles, and daring damsels. For those who haven’t yet read An Uncertain Choice or A Daring Sacrifice, don’t worry. All of the books can be read as stand-alones.

While this YA medieval series has been a step away from my usual historical romances, I have to admit that the series has been SUPER fun to write.

First, I love writing in the medieval time period, a time overflowing with danger, wars, plagues, strange customs, harsh living conditions, and incredible differences between the have’s and the have-not’s. All of that is such excellent fodder for developing page-turning stories. And so usually as I’m writing these stories, I have no trouble putting my characters into life-threatening danger, which is always fun.

Second, I’ve had fun writing my YA series because I love being able to speak truths into the hearts of young people. I have 4 teenagers and one tween, so I’m surrounded by teen angst every day! As a result of dealing with lots of teen issues with my children and their friends, it’s my goal to share hope and encouragement that if my characters can persevere and handle the growing-up issues with integrity and strength, then my readers can too.

Finally, I’ve enjoyed writing my YA series because I believe teens need clean romance alternatives.  A lot of teens are reading romances (that’s when I started reading them). I’ve loved being able to provide a clean romance alternative with chivalry and honor and courage and lots of other themes that will hopefully give young ladies encouragement and inspiration as they move forward into building healthy relationships of their own.

Lest adult readers worry that For Love & Honor might be too juvenile for them, then let me put your fear to rest. Reviews from my adult readers are showing that they, too, are enjoying the new book:

“This is marketed as YA, but it’s wonderfully interesting for all ages, in my opinion.”

“Even though it is written with the younger set in mind, I, being of the older set, enjoyed it immensely.”

“For Love and Honor is everything that fans of Jody Hedlund have come to appreciate and enjoy; regaling her readers across the generations with the timeless reminder that God-given uniqueness is a priceless gift, bestowed out of everlasting love.”

How about YOU? Have you read any YA books lately?

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Giveaway:

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To celebrate her tour, Jody is giving away all three books in the Noble Knights Series!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b6fc

I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Celebrate Lit and Zondervan in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Joyce J says:

    I’ve been reading Jody Hedlund books for years and love them!

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    1. Baker Kella says:

      She is SUCH a talented writer!! I’m antsy with anticipation for the new Orphan Train series coming out soon! 😀

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  2. Trixi says:

    Love Jody’s writing! I haven’t read her YA yet, thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Baker Kella says:

      Me too, Trixi, me too! I’m definitely going back to read the first 2 books in this series! 🙂

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  3. danielle hammelef says:

    i’ve never read her books before, but I’m a fan of clean YA so I will start reading these books.

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    1. Baker Kella says:

      If you like clean YA, you’ll love Jody’s YA books, Danielle! I think you also might like Melanie Dickerson’s A Medieval Fairy Tail or Hagenheim series if you haven’t already read those 🙂

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  4. Jody Hedlund says:

    Thank you bunches for hosting me in the Celebrate Lit blog tour! And thank you for the very sweet words about my book! Blessings to you! ~Jody

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  5. I love Jody’s books! Her Michigan Lighthouse series is one of my favorites!

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  6. NZ Filbruns says:

    I enjoyed the one of Jody’s books that I read, and would like to read this series.

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  7. carylkane says:

    I love Jody’s books! Her writing is STELLAR!

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