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?
Do you ever read a story and think of a character, “Oh yes, we would be best friends.” Sabine is a heroine who speaks my language (fluent sarcasm), and leads with her heart and intellect. She is a medieval heroine for the modern reader. Sir Bennett it is the epitome of honourable knight, and his brain rivals the appeal of his brawn-although he is very handsome indeed. Readers will be enamoured by the breadth of his devotion to his family and the preservation of their legacy.
For Love and Honor is a quick read with a distinct fairy tale appeal. Romance and sacrifice are at the epicentre of this plot, embellished with villainous intrigue and thrilling battles. What is assumedly the last book in the series, this novel leaves readers wishing, hoping, finger-crossing that Jody Hedlund will continue offering medieval YA…yes, even for those of us who have long ago aged out of the genre 😉
**Disclosure: review copy provided by author**