A Daring Sacrifice was the perfect book for my reading slump. I loved this reverse take on Robin Hood and the enduring romance involved. I couldn’t help but adore the interactions of Collin and Julianna. Especially because she was resistant at first and Collin had to work hard for her affection.
by Jody Hedlund
Release Date: March 1st 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Retellings
In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. All the while, she fights against her cruel uncle who has taken over the land that is rightfully hers. Forced to live in the woods and hide with the poor people she's grown to love, she works to save and protect them, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she's come to despise
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Julianna has been displaced from her rightful spot of heir by her Uncle. Whose cruelty has destroyed the people of the land he rules over. Despite knowing that her father would not have approved, she resorts to stealing in order to feed her growing band of merry people. I would consider Bulldog the leader but many people look up to Julianna. She is strong and as fiery as the the color of her hair. Nothing can break down her walls until Collin reappears in her life.
Collin is very kind and also very smart. He has trained as a knight and is extremely talented in many things revolving around war. He’s had to leave the life of service he has know to now rule over an estate. He finds the life stagnant and boring until a new challenge comes along. Catching a band of thieves that have stolen from him. I actually love how skilled Collin is, it’s really what endeared me to him. I loved how Julianna brings out such a gentle side to him and that he does things for her but also begins to realize exactly what she is fighting for.
The plot is a lot of fun. I liked the Robin Hood twist. It’s not an exact replica but I wouldn’t expect it to be. It has the general basics down. I’m always in love with anything historical.
I really enjoyed the book. This is the second in the series but I did not read the first. I did not need to but now I want to go back and read the first one.I’m interested to read the next one as well. It was the kind of light and cute book I needed for my slump.
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