Published by Zondervan on March 7th 2017
Genres: Historical, YA
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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?
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For Love and Honor by Judy Hedlund is the first book I read by this author. I typically don’t enjoy historical fiction, however this is one I found to be interesting.
The story is written in first person and I actually really enjoyed that aspect. In the past I’ve struggled with this point of view, but I enjoyed it in this book.
Lady Sabine’s character was relatable as she dealt with self esteem. I think the author did a nice job of having those around Lady Sabine being the only ones who knew about her blemish. I found this to make her relatable as many people try to hide their self esteem struggle from others.
I also liked Sir Bennet. He wanted a girl he loved, not one for money. I found this to be a nice storyline, especially as he had pressure to marry for money. The fact that his family was in the situation they were in because of his brother was an interesting twist to the story. I felt Sir Bennet's frustration and felt bad about the pressure being placed on him.
While this isn’t in my typical genre, I did enjoy the overall story. It was a short book to read and it dealt with relatable topics.