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?
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
Jody Hedlund has long been a favorite author of mine. When I had first heard of her new series written for the YA genre, I was excited. This series of books captures a bit of the chivalry and romance of fairytales, but with a bit more of a dash of historical accuracy. While the tales are fictional, they do involve sword fighting, castles, and romance. From the beginning to end, obstacles stand in the way but lessons are learned.
For Love and Honor may just end up being my favorite of the series. Perhaps it is the strong message of being who God created you to be that drew me in or it was just the story as a whole. The novel had a number of twists that kept me guessing in spite of the short length. And I can’t deny that the characters were well developed and really came to life off the page.
If you are looking for novels that a teenage girl may like (or someone who is just young at heart), I certainly recommend this book and this series. Each of these books truly can be read as standalone novels, but I would encourage you to start at the beginning.
“You can’t live in the past. You’ve made mistakes. Now you have to move forward and do the best you can to atone for them.”
-Sir Aldric, For Love and Honor
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