Saturday, May 13, 2017

"For Love & Honor " by Jody Hedlund Book Tour and Giveaway

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About the Book

Book: For Love & Honor
Author: Jody Hedlund  
Genre: Young Adult Historical  
Release Date: March 7, 2017

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 Review:

This book is full of humor among a serious plot. I can't pick one favorite theme out of the several in this book because I thought they were all weaved together perfectly.

The story is set in medieval times amidst castles, knights, and ladies so chivalry is one of the main plots. 

This book is about forgiving and accepting others even when they are different.

This book has heroes rushing in to save the day.

Ok, I'm going to get into what I didn't really like in the book because it is just one chapter in the book and I was thinking if this ends up the way I think it is going to I am not going to finish the book because I wouldn't be able to stop crying. But, I am happy to say, I finish the book and am happy that I did. There were several intense scenes in this book but the one I mentioned above is the only one that made me think I might not finished reading it.

My favorite character has to be the grandma, why you say, because I loved my grandma and I am a grandma. This grandma in the story is different than my grandma was and me because she is rich and has the means to plot and arrange things so that what she wants happens. But the similarity is the greatest part of why I think the grandma is my favorite is because of the love between the two. And of course I felt sorry for Lady Sabine because she was afraid to be herself. And if I need a hero to save me I would want Sir Bennet to come to my rescue.

My least favorite is Captain Foxe because he is just mean and evil.

I would recommend "For Love & Honor "to readers that like reading about medieval times and castles, knights and ladies in distress. 

Before I end this review I want to include two quotes from the book, 
 1 "I'd come to the conclusion that I needed to be the first to accept myself, flaws and all, before I could expect anyone else to. If I was ashamed of the way God had made me, then it stood to reason that others would be ashamed of me too. "
2 " There is not a single man here who is faultless,"...."Each one of us is imperfect in some way. Perhaps God designs it so. Then none of us can claim to be like Him, the only truly perfect being."

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

I am giving "For Love & Honor" by Jody Hedlund four stars. 

About the Author

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
By Jody Hedlund
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 standalones.
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?


Blog Stops

May 8: Book by Book
May 12: Just Commonly
May 14: God1meover
May 15: thewitsabout
May 15: Baker Kella
May 15: Remembrancy


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!


  1. I love Jody's historical books! This series looks really good!

  2. Thanks for your review of "For Love & Honor". This book is on my TBR list and it's so nice to get new insights about it. I really appreciated the two quotes you shared from the vey true!

  3. I really enjoyed the books I've already read in this series.

  4. The theme of loving yourself is such a universal idea! I think that we all struggle at one time or another with being able to accept ourselves, imperfections and all. That's not to say that we can't improve ourselves, but I don't think we need to be overly self-critical, either. It's such a fine balance! Lol

  5. Thank you for hosting me in the Celebrate Lit blog tour! I'm glad you persevered in reading the book and ended up enjoying it! :-) Blessings! ~Jody

  6. Love Jody Hedlund's books! Thanks for sharing a fabulous review! :)

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  8. On "Why I write Young Adult (YA) books" - Too many teens are exposed through books to too much foul language, per-marital sex, and the occult when they pick-up a YA novel. I have read over 200 myself and skip over those genres. It's great to have a safe clean alternative for teens that exemplify Christian virtues.