Thursday, March 12, 2015

"An Uncertain Choice" by Jody Hedlund {Teen Week!}

{Welcome to Teen Week! Every quarter we're going to try and do a Teen Week! A week where every weekday has a new review of a Christian book written just for teens! You’re reading the fourth one of this quarter's! :) {Day 1 here!} {Day 2 here!} {Day 3 here!}}

About this 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.”

Series: Book #1 in the “An Uncertain Choice” series. {There is am e-book prologue, “The Vow”, but I have not read it.}

Spiritual Content- Mentions of those in the Bible; Talks about God & God’s will (though the ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God); The Catholic faith and a monk/abbot; Prayers & going to the chapel to pray; The Lord’s Prayer is mentioned and a couple lines are written out; Lady Rosemarie is almost a nun.
*Note: a Mention of a Greek god; Mentions of the devil.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘wretches’; Mentions of torturing, beheading, cutting out organs, and boiling criminals alive (semi-detailed); Blood & Fighting (semi-detailed); Nightmares (semi-detailed); Mentions of murder & poison.

Sexual Content- a not-detailed kiss and Three semi-detailed kisses; Two almost kisses; Hand kisses; Thinking about kissing & kisses; The knights stare at Lady Rosemarie’s lips; Staring & Noticing; Touches & Warmth (barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed); It’s said that Lady Rosemarie is destined for celibacy; a mention of “the pleasure of a woman”; The abbot is worried that the knights will tempt the “pure and undefiled” Lady Rosemarie; a mention that God “designed the basic attraction between men and women.”; The jerk-of-a-sheriff says “You wouldn’t dare disobey Lady Rosemarie, would you? Not when you hope to win her into your bed.”; Love, falling in love & the emotions.  

-Lady Rosemarie
-Sir Derrick
                                        1st person P.O.V. switches between Lady Rosemarie and Derrick
                                               Set in 1390 {Medieval}
                                                        254 pages

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My personal Rating-
(and a half)

{Sensitive girls will want to stay away of this book because of all the torture.}
This definitely wasn’t the best Medieval book I’ve read, it was a lot harsher than any of Melanie Dickerson or Lisa T. Bergren ones. “An Uncertain Choice” was very blunt and kind of, well, fluffy in the actually storyline but harsh in the torture. Lady Rosemarie was just a little too perfect; I’m not sure how to explain it. I was already hesitant to read another Jody Hedlund book after her book released last year. Whether or not I’ll read another by her, I’m not sure.  

See y’all TOMORROW with the last Teen Week review! 

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Zondervan) for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Its sad that many of the books made for teens have such violence and too much romance :( I will probably try day 1's though!