Friday, July 15, 2016

Courageous (Valiant Hearts, #3) by Dina L. Sleiman

Book Description:  Inspired by the vision of the Young Lady Sapphira, Rosalind of Ipsworth joins a group of men, women, and children as a defender of the cross, seeking to free captives from prisons near Tripoli. She gladly gives herself to the cause, as she's haunted by a tragic mistake and no longer deserves such joys as marriage and family might bring.
Sir Randel Penigree was reared to serve in the church, but dreams of protecting the innocent as a knight. Joining a crusade to escape humiliation at home, he finds himself drawn to Rosalind as they partner to train and protect a group of young adolescents. When they face political machinations, danger, and an unknown enemy bent on their destruction, they are forced to reconsider their priorities and the very nature of the God they serve.

My Thoughts:  I was ready to read something other than mysteries...I know *gasp* I was excited to receive a book by a new author to me.  And I must tell you this read by Dina Sleiman is quite a read.
As I began reading I had thoughts of Mary Queen of Scots and Joan of Arc . . . great women in the medieval ages!
Rosalind of Ipsworth joins a group of people who defenders of the Cross  on a mission to free captives from prisons near Tripoli. 
why would a young woman seek to arm herself and go on a dangerous mission to free innocents?  Because she feels that she has made a tragic mistake in her past and doesn't deserve to marry or have a family.  It's somewhat of  a self imposed sentence.
But Rosalind doesn't count on another person joining the group who also has feelings of humiliation...enter Sir Randel Pedigree.  
I loved this medieval read!  
The romance was *just right* and the crusades were interesting as well as the faith.
This is a grandastic summer read!  Go grab your copy today!

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*

  • Series: Valiant Hearts (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 5, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764213148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764213144

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