The Vow by Jody Hedlund
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I love Jody Hedlund’s stories, and so I picked up this novella knowing it would be a prequel to her novel, “An Uncertain Choice.” These short novellas are popular to entice readers to purchase the longer books. It’s a good marketing strategy plus it gives the reader a perk by adding depth to the full-length novel.
However, this one falls short. I haven’t read “An Uncertain Choice” yet but I have a feeling that “The Vow” will be a more meaningful story after reading the full-length novel than before. In “The Vow,” we aren’t really given time to develop an affinity for the hero and heroine. It’s all rather rushed and a jumble of conflicting emotions without the time to digest what is going on. I never connected with the characters, so their plight didn’t really resonate.
Published by Pegg Thomas
Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls.
Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.
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