Courageous || Review
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.
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First, thanks to Bethany House, for the free copy in exchange for an honest review! Also, this review has a lot of spoilers!
Dina Sleiman’s book Courageous, book three in the Valiant Hearts series, sets a story of second chances, love and adventure against the colorful backdrop of the crusades in the 1200’s.
To be fair, this is not a huge part of the book; it's just something that stood out to me. Altogether, Courageous had the potential to be a sweet love story, and for the most part it was. However, a few things just really bothered me. I didn't connect with the main characters, and I didn't like the way the book addressed Jocelyn and her abduction.
Have you read Courageous? What did you think of it?