Review: A LOYAL HEART (and) A WORTHY REBEL / Jody Hedlund

A Worthy Rebel, /  by Jody Hedlund (An Uncertain Heart, 5)
Northern Lights Press     ISBN     9780692144190

A Loyal Heart, / by Jody Hedlund (An Uncertain Heart, 4)
Northern Lights Press     ISBN     9780692055236
Young Adult     Rating: 4

Best-selling author Jody Hedlund concludes her young adult series with these two medieval novels.

In A Loyal Heart, Lady Olivia is taken captive and held for ransom by Sir Aldric on Lord Pitt’s orders. Loyal to her family, Olivia will do whatever is necessary to make her father happy, whether it is being betrothed to a man he selects or trying to steal a special chalice rumored to have healing properties in Pitt’s possession. Threatened with execution after she is caught trying to steal the chalice, Aldric intervenes and becomes engaged to her. But what about her father’s choice? Will she marry Aldric, a man she is growing to admire but an enemy to her family? Or will her relationship with Aldric help her obtain the chalice?

In A Worthy Rebel, Lady Isabelle flees an unwanted, arranged marriage, becoming lost in the countryside and hunted by her intended husband. She hides her identity as a noblewoman when she is rescued by Cole Warwick, a peasant. He is the leader of the peasants who are rebelling against the nobility. As she recovers from her injuries, they develop strong feelings for each other, which are shaken by the revelation of Isabelle’s true identity. Will there be a happily ever after when they come from different worlds?

Hedlund excels at providing a clean romance suitable for teens and adults alike. Second chances, redemption, family loyalty, adventure, intrigue and more await the reader. Characters from earlier books make an appearance in thees books.

Recommended for historical fiction fans, fans of courtly romance, and inspirational fiction fans.

Carol R. Gehringer

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