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A Worthy Rebel

(An Uncertain Choice #5)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  154 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Northern Lights Press (first published September 2018)
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Nicki Chapelway
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 pieces.

This is probably my least favorite book of the
Susan Snodgrass
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'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 is determined never to marry him. With the help of
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 of his poor village. Izzy and Cole were character
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. He didn't hum and haw too long, he knew and he ju
Cheryl Olson
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: abc-2018, ebook-2018
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 running to get away from the very cruel and posse
Shirley Chapel
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: My Goodreads friends
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 Neville's castle in Pembroke. Things haven't gone we
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 one.

The book is so incredibly well done. I’m thri
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 and does what he can to care for his sister and mo
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
"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 man take the lives of two young innocents while perm
Haley S
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 series, I thought I knew how Isabella’s story would en
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 don't know how many times I've read a review and I p
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 at the end of chapter 7 with the quote, "I didn't w
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 her ability to make a difference in the lives of t
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 know her. Her character development from the beginn ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 from the author, but was not required to write a revi
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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!
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
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 to be someone else), guarding your affections, trea
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 - Check
A hero that is swoon worthy and protective- Check
A story you will not w
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: medieval-romance
A Worthy Rebel is the fifth and final book in the An Uncertain Choice Series. After escaping from an arranged marriage from a cruel betrothed, Lady Isabelle becomes lost and injured. She’s found by a peasant rebel leader, Cole, who takes her back to his home in order to nurse her. As she grows closer to both the honorable man and his family, Izzy strives to keep her true identity secret from them, a deception that becomes more difficult when she and Cole begin to fall in love, despite her knowin ...more
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 these stories she manages to include God in the story
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great teen read from Jody Hedlund.
Hedlund’s stories are always captivating and page turners. I am glad that the main character was Izzy. I always wanted a book about her, since she was actually a character who was more timid and did not want to fight like most of the other characters in these types of books.
Cole was the perfect hero for Izzy. While he is the leader of the rebels, she is just a timid noblewoman running away from a dangerous lord. I could not put this book down. Hedlund wr
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 is the danger she has put herself and everyone around he ...more
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 opportunity presented itself. Now, mind you I still don ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
A Worthy Rebel
An Uncertain Choice #5
By Jody Hedlund

In 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 stabilize her own struggling lands and provide the fina
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"'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, gentle twists and turns in the plot that will have
C.E. Hart
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 peasant’s village, she makes a scene come to life with
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. Finding herself being forced to marry the evil Sir Th
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 decide if I've read the others in this series. I think
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 to her sister Olivia's home, but the servant who i ...more
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 scenes, peasants, and of course a handsome brave hero and love ...more
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Jody 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

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“Commitment was easy when everything was going well. But it counted most when things were falling apart.” 1 likes
“And yet, surely, Providence had brought Izzy to me, had put us together. In spite of the difficulties, the threat of hunger and danger and even death, couldn't we find joy in being together? What if love was one of the methods God had set into place to ease the pain and suffering this life brought?” 0 likes
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