A Worthy Rebel (An Uncertain Choice, #5) by Jody Hedlund

A Worthy Rebel (An Uncertain Choice, #5)

A desperate noblewoman, a rebellious peasant, and a forbidden love. While fleeing an arranged betrothal to a heartless lord, Lady Isabelle becomes injured and lost. Rescued by a young peasant man, she hides her identity as a noblewoman for fear of reprisal from the peasants who are bitter and angry toward the nobility. Cole Warwick cannot turn his back on a person in need and soon finds himself falling for Izzy, the gentle and beautiful runaway w...

Details A Worthy Rebel (An Uncertain Choice, #5)

TitleA Worthy Rebel (An Uncertain Choice, #5)
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherNorthern Lights Press
GenreRomance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction, Medieval

Reviews A Worthy Rebel (An Uncertain Choice, #5)

  • Nicki Chapelway
    I have loved this entire series, any ya medieval book written by Jody Hedlund, I will read. And I've heard that this is supposed to be the last book in this series, but I hope Hedlund decides to write more young adult books.It was so fun to see Izzy get her own story and stop living in the shadow of her sister. As much as I love Olivia, I've always had a soft spot for the younger sisters. And I was so pleased to see Cecil again! I love him to pie...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    'Anger leads to hatred, and hatred gives birth to violence. Once born, violence has an appetite that cannot be sated.'Jody Hedlund's fifth offering in her 'An Uncertain Choice' series is the best yet, in my opinion. Lady Isabelle is being firmly coerced into marrying an evil landowner. She knows she must marry to save her lands and people, but has great misgiving about Sir Thomas. After meeting him and witnessing one instance of his cruelty, she ...
  • Brittany
    Oh my! Once again, Jody Hedlund has crafted a tale that will captivate both teens and adults alike. I absolutely loved this story! A Worthy Rebel is book five in the An Uncertain Choice book series, however, it can definitely be read and understood easily without having read any of the prior books.This story had it all: a truly villainous bad guy, a damsel in distress, downtrodden peasants, and a strong hero who was trying to fight for the rights...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    I really, really love this series so it's a happy day when a new book releases! Yay!I think I loved Izzy and Cole from the very beginning. They are both loyal and kind. Cole is a fierce defender and leader for his people who are downtrodden and suffering. He is smart and strong but he is also gentle and kind. It's an awesome combination and I both loved and admired him. I think the way he went from pretending to all in with Izzy was sigh worthy. ...
  • Cheryl Olson
    A Worthy Rebel is the final chapter in the "An Uncertain Choice" series by Jody Hedlund and I greatly enjoyed this finale. I have to say as someone that doesn't really qualify as a "YA reader", I still very much enjoyed it. The old quote by C.S. Lewis, "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again," applies here- a great story is a great story however it is quantified.As this story begins Lady Isabelle, Countess of Ulster is...
  • Shirley Chapel
    This story takes place in Europe around the year of 1394. At that time women whether rich or poor had very little rights in their lives. Usually their parents arranged marriage for their daughters. The unmarried girl might have not even met her intended. I can only say that I'm glad things are different today.Lady Isabelle is a young noblewoman and her step mother has arranged for her to marry Sir Thomas Neville. They have made the trip to Sir Ne...
  • Rachael
    A thoroughly enjoyable YA read with great, relatable characters, a realistic setting, and several gems of truth and good counsel for anyone, especially our youth.The characters from the primary to secondary are terrific. This book stands very well on its own, but I highly recommend reading the series. All the books have a terrific gem of truth on which to think and great stories to enjoy. The characters from those stories make appearances in this...
  • Faye
    Lady Isabelle has always felt like she was in her sister, Olivia's shadow. She is titled, but penniless, and now she has the opportunity to marry in order to provide for her people. But when her perspective husband turns out to be a wretched, sadistic man, Thomas Neville, she flees his castle intending to take refuge with her sister. Cole Warwick is the son of a woodcutter, and tenant of Neville, he has inherited his father's woodcutting license ...
  • Rebecca
    "Was there a difference between fighting for those you loved versus fighting out of hatred for the enemy?" "Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good." . . . Cole Warwick's trustworthy friend Priest, had the uncanny ability to apply the Holy Scripture to nearly every circumstance that life had to offer, and in this case . . . . Cole's anger towards Lord Thomas Neville had provoked him to the point of rage and revenge. How dare the ma...
  • Haley S
    Wow, Jody Hedlund! How do you do it? Somehow you manage to draw the reader (me) in and make me want to read non-stop until I find out what happens. How is that possible?Isabelle and Cole are great main characters. Even though I did not like them as much as the other characters in the rest of the series, I still enjoyed reading their story. I was actually surprised with Isabelle’s story. In A Loyal Heart, the third book in An Uncertain Choice se...
  • Holly
    Surprise surprise! Jody has given us another heart melting medieval romance. And like the last book, we didn't know it was coming!We first meet Izzy in, A Loyal Heart, the fourth book in the series. I was indifferent to her then. She seemed timid against her sister's strength. In the beginning of this book I still didn't have strong feelings for her. I admit, it took me a good third of the way to really connect with her. The shifting point came a...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    I was swept away into the intrigue and adventure right from the beginning of this delightful story! Jody Hedlund has a way with words that seems to captivate my imagination and keep me eagerly turning pages late into the night.Lady Isabelle starts out as a young lady who is fearful and sheltered. I enjoyed watching her grow into a strong character as she not only learns to trust those she once feared, but she also learns to see her own worth and ...
  • Caitlyn Santi
    I've really enjoyed all of Jody's YA novels in this series, and I was very excited to learn there would be a fifth installment. After the last book I was pretty confident that I knew who Isabelle would end up with (Sir Darien) so I was totally surprised that this book features Cole, an entirely new character as its leading man! I loved Cole, he was a great hero. I liked Isabelle in the last book so it was great to get inside her head and get to k...
  • Amy
    A Worthy Rebel is book five from Jody Hedlund's An Uncertain Choice series. I have enjoyed the series and this installment does not disappoint. I liked Lady Isabella right from the start. I can not blame her one bit for running away. Which leads her to Cole. I knew instantly of their chemistry. I loved the scenes when they were together. I give A Worthy Rebel four and a half stars. I highly recommend this beautiful story. I received this book fro...
  • Chesney
    A great ending to the series although it definitely can be read as a stand-alone. I love the chemistry between Cole and Izzy. I love that Izzy found what she was meant to do and that she had the courage to do it!
  • Becky
    Remember Aesop's Fables? Stories like "The Tortoise and the Hare" that teach a moral lesson? That's what Jody Hedlund's "An Uncertain Choice" series reminds me of. I mean that in the best way: These stories all teach moral lessons, but they're written in such a way that the reader may not even consciously realize there's anything beyond a love story being presented.A Worthy Rebel contains themes of being the best version of yourself (not trying t...
  • Coffee&Books
    Jody Hedlund was made to write Historical and more to the point Medieval romances. If I want an incredible Medieval read my two favorites are Jody Hedlund and Tamara Leigh. That's it.. wild horses can not tear me away from these incredible God given talent writers. I LOVE this series, it is my favorite and I am constantly doing re reads. That Mrs. Hedlund keeps spoiling us with more..keep them coming.A lady undercover - CheckA hero that is swoon ...
  • Lori
    . Jody is the reason I started reading Christian fiction. She's a fabulous storyteller who has a way of making you feel like you were there no matter what story you are reading at the time. Her Historical fiction is just fabulous!! I look forward to each one. Two of my favorites are Luther and Katherina and Polly and Newt This new series is good too. It's made especially for people who love to read about the Medieval times. I love how even in th...
  • Callie
    A Worthy Rebel is the fifth installment in Jody Hedlund’s young adult medieval romance series (whew!). A Worthy Rebel centers on the story of Olivia’s younger sister, Lady Isabelle, who is being forced into an arranged marriage to save the people of her village. When she realizes what a cruel man she is being forced to marry is, she runs away. A young peasant rescues her, and she thinks she has escaped successfully, but she doesn’t realize ...
  • Fizzy
    When I found out that Jody Hedlund was releasing another book in the An Uncertain Choice series I knew I had to read it. I HAD to have it, m'kay. It's a thing. For the life of me I wasn't sure who was left to write about but that didn't matter, I mean it was a Jody Hedlund book first and second it was part of her amazing young adult medieval series, what's not to love. I got this lovely book in my hands and dove in head first as soon as the oppor...
  • Meagan Myhren-bennett
    A Worthy RebelAn Uncertain Choice #5By Jody HedlundIn A Loyal Heart, we were introduced to Lady Olivia of Ulster and now we discover what became of her younger sister Lady Isabelle. Lady Isabelle, Countess of Ulster, is known for her delicate beauty but her late father's treachery has brought the shame of the king's shunning upon the family name. With few choices, Lady Isabelle is being pressured to marry Sir Thomas Neville. His wealth will stabi...
  • Kristin
    A Worthy Rebel is the fifth book in the An Uncertain Choice series. To my knowledge, this is the conclusion of the series but I sure wouldn't complain if the author put out five more.I've said it each time that "this one was my favorite" and yet, I feel that way once again. This author consistently publishes books that make me fall in love with new characters. I'm then convinced that the latest book is the best book when they're ALL the best.I do...
  • MJSH
    "'You don't have ugly hands,' he said quietly, his eyes reassuring me that I didn't need to be a perfect woman for him to accept me, that he wouldn't let my scars define who I was. 'I would touch them if you'll allow it.'"Jody Hedlund once again delivers such tender Medieval romance laced with terrific writing and fantastic dialogue and infused with solid spiritual truths. There is plenty of action and battle scenes, great character development, ...
  • C.E. Hart
    A desperate noblewoman, a rebellious peasant, and a forbidden love.I was so excited to receive a copy of A Worthy Rebel, book 5 of the An Uncertain Choice series by Jody Hedlund. Although I haven’t read all of the previous books, I did read A Loyal Heart last year and loved it. Each book serves well as a standalone.As with all of her work, Ms. Hedlund brings her rich characters to life and paints grand settings. Whether a castle, or a meager pe...
  • Kristi
    As a longtime fan of Jody Hedlund's books, I had never read any of her young adult books. A Worthy Rebel sounded like an intriguing story so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm glad I did. This book was everything I've come to expect from her with interesting characters, good storylines, and wonderful descriptions that made me feel as if I were there with the characters.I immediately liked Lady Isabella, or Izzy as she's also known in the story. Fin...
  • Rosalyn
    Isn't this cover absolutely beautiful?! This book is considered a YA novel....but I am admitting that I still enjoy this type of read. ;) I love medieval settings. I love the time period, the land, the food, the clothes, all of it....and when I was given the opportunity to be on the launch team for this book, I jumped for it!This is only one book in a series of five, by Jody Hedlund. The series is called An Uncertain Choice. I was trying to decid...
  • Adrienne
    Lady Isabelle doesn't want to marry Sir Thomas Neville, but she's trying to reconcile herself to it in order to save her people--she must marry well in order to provide for the peasants who depend on her. But when she visits his castle and sees that his true nature is even crueler than she realized and that he intends to take the land her peasants live on to create hunting parks for himself, she knows she needs to get away. Her plan is to escape ...
  • Patti
    The stunning front and back cover pictures of “A Worthy Rebel” were enough to entice me to read this book. I have read a few other books by Jody Hedlund and really liked them. I was not disappointed at all! “Rebel” is more in the YA/Teen category and has a slightly magical quality as it takes place in medieval times, late 14th Century. Although there is no actual magic in the story, it is full-on knights, heroism, evil rulers, battle scen...
  • Edward Arrington
    I read and reviewed the previous book in this series and made the mistake of referring to the historical aspects of the book. So I will clarify now that this book is not intended to be truly historical although the author states that certain figures really existed but any other similarities to historical events, etc. are coincidental. With that said, I enjoyed the story and found equal parts of misery and happiness. The little girl, Posy, was the...
  • Mary Staples
    I finished one of the most truth-filled fiction books I’ve ever read. Author Jody Hedlund gifted me an advanced copy of her new book, “A Worthy Rebel” in order for me to review before it releases on September 4th.The book is set in the 1300’s and is about a young Nobel lady, Izzy and young pheasant man, Cole. The young lady rebels against the preconceptions that her outer beauty is all she has to offer. The young man rebels against the ev...