For Love and Honor
by Jodi Hedlund
Grand Rapids, 2017. 239 pgs. Young Adult Fiction
Sir Bennet rushes home after his mother’s request only to find that his older brother has gambled away his family’s fortune and the neighboring lands are ready to be paid in full. The only way they can save the family estate is to make an advantageous match and marry a wealthy woman. Lady Sabine is a well to do young woman with a birth mark that if it were discovered people would label her as a witch. Sabine’s grandmother arranges for her granddaughter meet Sir Bennet under the guise of seeing his art collection. Jodi Hedlund takes the reader on a journey as she provides insight in to her two main character’s minds as you wonder if these two strangers will ever trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets.
I enjoyed reading this story. I found it interesting how the author tied in the superstition that would have been incredibly common at the time. I loved the two main protagonists and their relationship with each other. I also really liked the grandmother. I loved the matriarchal role she played in her granddaughter’s life and their relationship was also really fun to watch.