Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Daring Sacrifice

GIVEAWAY
HEDLUND, JODY
DARING SACRIFICE

The only thing harder than fighting for what’s right…is fighting their feelings for each other.

For three years, the Cloaked Bandit has terrorized Wessex, robbing the nobility by knifepoint and a well-placed arrow. But little dos anyone know, this bandit is in fact Juliana Wessex, the rightful ruler of the land and a girl her tyrannical uncle—the current Lord Wessex—believes was killed along with her father.

Juliana has become skilled at hiding from Lord Wessex in the forest, using her stolen goods to provide food and shelter to the peasants her uncle has taxed into poverty. But when she robs Collin Goodrich, her red hair betrays her true identity. Lord Collin remembers Juliana from their childhood—and challenges her to stay on his estate for a week in hopes she will leave her thieving ways and become a proper lady once more. Juliana is intrigued by Collin and his charms, but only time will tell if he can overcome her distaste of the nobility—as well as win her heart.


My Review:

A dashing Robin Hood-esque tale full of action, romance and faith. While aimed for the YA market, I still really enjoyed this novel. The opening scene got my heart racing and plenty of action quickly follows. Juliana has grown tough and competent during her exile. But she`s a little too sure of herself which leads to trouble with a capital C as in Collin. Sparks fly and wills clash as the knightly hero strives to make things right. Stubborn Juliana is just as determined to cope on her own. Add in a dastardly villain or two, a band of loyal peasants and  enough conflict to keep your blood pressure up and the result is sweet perfection.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Daring Sacrifice please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 19 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

36 comments:

  1. YES! YES! YES! I want this book so badly! Did I mention I LOVE medieval (plus anything Robin Hood-ish)? Yay! So glad to see this book up for giveaway!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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    1. It's sooooooo good, as is the first in the series. Good luck, J.C.

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  2. I can't wait to read this! The cover draws me right in. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Isn't that cover glorious? Good luck, Kate.

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  3. This one sounds like a winner! Thanks, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  4. Ahh...I would love to win a copy of this book!!!
    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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  5. I really want to read that YA series by Jody Hedlund. Her Beacon of Hope series is great, so I want to check her other books :)

    samanthatbis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. She's a talented author to be able to write both for the adult and YA market. Good luck, Samantha.

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  6. Jody is such a great writer. I am looking forward to reading her YA books now. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome, Loraine. Good luck.

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  7. I love Jody's books! I'll have to check this one out.
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  8. What a wonderful story twist - a female Robin Hood and romance too!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of 'Daring Sacrifice', Kav!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Bonnie. Good luck.

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  9. Kav, I'm jumping up and down with excitement! I LOVE Jody's books. Thank you for the chance to win. :)
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a book worth jumping up and down over. Good luck, Caryl.

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  10. Am anxious to read anything by Jody!! Thanks for your review and giveaway, Kav!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. I know -- she's a go-to author for me. Good luck, Jackie.

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  11. Though I have yet to read any of Jody's YA novels, I've read several of her other books and liked them very much. I have no reason to believe any differently about this book. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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  12. I love Jody Hedlund's books but haven't read her YA ones yet. Thanks for sharing your great review and the giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Heidi. Good luck.

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  13. I pre-ordered this one, because I was so pleased with An Uncertain Choice. I purchased them for both my daughter and I. She, also, created a discussion guide to go along with this that you can download from her website. We did that with the first one. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book.

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    1. What a great idea! These books would make a great book club book for teens. Glad you and your daughter are enjoying them too.

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  14. I love YA genre as well as Christian fiction, and I'm always thrilled when the two is combined! This one is definitely on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway.

    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Me too. I've always had a weakness for YA fiction. Back before I knew there was such a thing as Christian fiction I pretty much read YA exclusively. Good luck, Just Commonly.

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    2. I love that I'm not the only 40 something that still loves to read YA. I've tried to analyze why I like it so much. One thing, though, it is so much better than the YA fiction I read when I was actually a youth. :)

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  15. Love me some Jody Hedlund!! I've not read any of her YA novels, but if they are anything like her other works, I'll drive them! :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Ummm, that's supposed to be d e v o u r NOT d r i v e...OY!!

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    2. LOL -- I know what you mean. Contemplating a new Jody Hedlund book makes me discombobulated too. Good luck.

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  16. Just check out an e copy of the book from the library.

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  17. A Jody Hedlund book? Yes, count me in, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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