JUNE 10, 2015
Read the prequel to Jody’s An Uncertain Choice!
In this historical romance novella by Jody Hedlund, young Rosemarie finds herself drawn to Thomas, the son of the nearby baron. But just as her feelings begin to grow, a man carrying the Plague interrupts their hunting party. While in forced isolation, Rosemarie begins to contemplate her future—could it include Thomas? Could he be the perfect man to one day rule beside her and oversee her parents’ lands?
Then Rosemarie is summoned back to her castle in haste. The disease has spread, and her family is threatened. And the secret she discovers when she returns could change her future forever.

Karen Hadley's Review for "The VOW" by Jody Hedlund
            One of the best prequel story I have read. I finished it in one read and immediately went to the novel "An Uncertain Choice" to read more of RoseMarie's life. This is classified as Young Adult and I am not "young"  I thoroughly enjoyed these two books. As a young maiden, RoseMarie thinks she has met the man she may marry in hopes to carry on her family's legacy as the only heir. But suddenly and with out warning her life is turned upside now. What will happen to Thomas? To her parents? To her? She is mature for her young age but relies heavily on the adults in her life. But who can she really trust? You will want to make sure you have the next book "An Uncertain Choice" on hand because you will want to transition to it immediately. Great Read!

Due to her parents’ promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns eighteen. Then, shortly before her birthday, a friend of her father’s enters the kingdom and proclaims her parents’ will left a second choice—if Rosemarie can marry before the eve of her eighteenth year, she will be exempt from the ancient vow.
Before long, Rosemarie is presented with the three most handsome and brave knights in the land. But when the knights’ arrival results in a series of attacks within her land, she begins to wonder if the convent is the best place after all. If only one of the knights—the one who appears the most guilty—had not already captured her heart.

Karen's Review of the "Uncertain Choice" by Jody Hedlund
        If you haven't read the "The Vow" by Jody Hedlund you will want to before beginning this book. RoseMarie found a soft spot in my heart. I wanted to shelter her from all the advice the adults seemed relentless in giving her and the worry of the vow her parents had made before she was born. I cheered for her Godfather as he gave her strength and hope to try to break the vow. All three knights chosen to compete for her hand were so honorable. Yet, I was grinning when the knight I was cheering for became the hero. I had strong suspicions on the evil person, actually I had it down to two people and gradually figured out "Who it was!" and it was a relief to see them caught. You just never know who is trustworthy! I applaud the friendship between the three knights and their commitment to each other regardless of who RoseMarie may choose to marry or if she chooses to marry. She is very loyal, compassionate, unselfish and loves the people of her land. I do have one question her, "Please tell me there will be a sequel to "An Uncertain Choice"! Great Read!!


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