Spotlight Four on A Loyal Heart by Jody Hedlund

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Spotlight on A Loyal Heart by Jody Hedlund

Spotlight Four

 

Spotlight Four. Today I am doing a spotlight on A Loyal Heart by Jody Hedlund which is on tour with Celebrate Lit from 27th March – 9th April. Jody has also a GIVEAWAY  for you readers so don’t forget to enter for a chance to win. This is the last day to enter!

To spotlight A Loyal Heart I would like to share with you some of the reviews that this book has received. I hope you find them helpful in deciding to read Jody’s book. Thanks for popping by.

Bibliophile
on April 6, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
I never imagined when I began the journey into this story that I would be so taken with the story. It will leave your breathless, hopeful and is an excellent reminder of the quality writing the author always delivers. This is by far the best book in my opinion and I truly didn’t want the adventure to end.
H
on April 6, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
Each addition to Jody Hedlund’s medieval YA series is a delight. As I read A Loyal Heart, I found all the elements I loved in the previous books (An Uncertain Choice, A Daring Sacrifice, For Love & Honor)—romance, danger, chivalry, faith. Hedlund weaves it all into a captivating and thrilling story for Lady Olivia and Sir Aldric, and I wholeheartedly enjoyed both the story and its characters. A Loyal Heart makes the perfect choice for readers of YA romance, so I highly recommend it (and the entire series!). Add it to your TBR today!
Deborah
on April 2, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
Jody Hedlund is such a good writer. I believe she writes these for young adults but I really enjoy them. I hope there is another in the series.

 

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About the Book

TitleA Loyal Heart Web Copy: A Loyal Heart

Author: Jody Hedlund

Genre: Adult medieval romance

Release Date: March 6, 2018

 

He’s taken her as his prisoner. But she’s holding his heart captive. In gaining their freedom, will they lose what matters most?

When Lady Olivia’s castle is besieged, she and her sister are taken captive and held for ransom by her father’s enemy, Lord Pitt. Loyalty to family means everything to Olivia. She’ll save her sister at any cost and do whatever her father asks—even if that means obeying his order to steal a sacred relic from her captor.

As Lord Pitt’s commander, Sir Aldric is in charge of the beautiful but feisty new prisoner. He has his hands full attempting to keep Lady Olivia out of trouble. When Lord Pitt throws her in the dungeon and threatens to hang her for stealing, Aldric conceives a plot to save Olivia’s life—betrothal to him.

Can Olivia give up the prestigious match her father has arranged with a wealthy marquess in order to marry a lowly knight like Aldric? And can Aldric move beyond his past mistakes to embrace love again? When loyalties are tested, they’re thrust into danger that could cost them their love and their lives.

About the Author

Jody Hedlund. Web - CopyJody Hedlund is the author of over twenty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

Guest Post from Jody Hedlund

The Growing Need for Sweet Young Adult Romances

By Jody Hedlund

This past year my youngest daughter turned twelve and entered seventh grade. And she decided that she wanted to read my books.

Of course, I was thrilled that she was taking an interest in my writing. But since my adult historical romances are more intense and contain some mature themes, I handed her the young adult series I’ve written.

As she started the first book, I peeked in her room a time or two to ask her how she liked it.

“It’s the best book you’ve ever read, right?” I teased.

“It’s okay,” she replied, teasing me right back.

The true test for how much she liked the series came when she couldn’t put the book down. She hid away in her room and read all day. Then she read the second book the next day and the third book the day after that.

She never did gush over the series. But she didn’t need to. Her serious reading marathon told me all I needed to know! Then when I was writing the fourth book in the series, she asked me if she could read it early before it was published which was another testament to how much she enjoyed the series.

“As long as you promise to say that I’m your favorite author,” I said, teasing her again.

I’m happy to say that she finished A Loyal Heart just as quickly as the others. Although I’m not sure that I’m her favorite author, I’m satisfied that she loved the series.

Even more, I’m thrilled that I could hand her sweet romances full of chivalrous qualities—like courage, sacrifice, honor, and loyalty. As she’s being entertained, she’s learning lessons about character traits that are important in relationships.

Wholesome clean romances for teens

My daughter, like other young teens I’ve talked to, really enjoys medieval settings and stories. In some ways, those kinds of stories connect them to the princess fairy tales they used to love when they were little. Let’s face it, even adult readers still love stories about knights and castles and daring damsels!

In a book market for teens that has grown increasingly dark, jaded, and sexual, I only wish I had more to offer my daughter and other young women. It’s my passion to continue providing wholesome, clean romances for teens, books I know will encourage and uplift as well as entertain.

How about YOU? Is there a teen reader you know who needs an alternative to what’s available in the market? I encourage you to gift them with A Loyal Heart. And make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win the entire series that you can read, pass along, or even gift to your library.

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Giveaway

 

2181f4c9-19f5-4e35-8547-d0764ecac556To celebrate her tour, Jody is giving away a grand prize of An Uncertain Choice, A Daring Sacrifice, For Love & Honor, and A Loyal Heart!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/cb76

Author: Margaret Kazmierczak

For over fifty years I have laughed and cried through my life – it has been exciting, exhausting, emotional, challenging and infuriating. No one gave me a map or a ‘How to get out of stressful situations’ manual, to help me on my journey. Instead, it has been God and me, His Word and my mistakes. So let’s cut to the chase, I am a wife and mother of three almost adult children! I live in the South of England and dislike the rainy climate. Yes, it looks green but so does my face with little sunshine! With many occupations under my belt, I now spend my time writing – for my blog which includes book reviews, interviews some humorous pieces and a book called "How to Make Victoria Sponge." I also have some devotionals in a multi-author book "Heartwings Devotional. My life is hectic; I am disorganised, and God continually sorts me out. I hope my words bring you hope, comfort and laughter as I sit here in my dining room praying for inspiration and for the cat to get off my laptop!

9 thoughts on “Spotlight Four on A Loyal Heart by Jody Hedlund”

  1. Wonderful review Margaret.
    I do enjoy Jody Hedlund’s books & her medieval series sounds intriguing (I recently found I like medieval Christian fiction). I have these books on my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Jody, what about teenage boys, have you found they enjoy this series as well as the teenage girls? I was wondering as I had a 13 year-old grandson.
    Blessings,Tina

  2. My girls are grown up now, but I have granddaughters to find good books for them to read. Sounds like fun books even for older people to read! Great spotlight, Margaret & Jody!

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