Jody Hedlund has penned another tale of medieval romance, a sequel to An Uncertain Choice. This time the main character is a teenage female Robin Hood type, who in reality is Lady Juliana of Wessex. Her father was killed for his lands and title, by his own brother. Juliana is in hiding (she is believed dead by her uncle) with the peasant remnants from the uprising which resulted in her father’s death. They are hiding in underground caves and only come out at night to steal so they can have food. She is disguised as a boy and known as the Cloaked Bandit.
The Cloaked Bandit has been robbing the noble families of Wessex for years and has yet to be caught. Skilled at hiding in the forests and can out shoot anyone with her bow and arrow. Until she meets up with a childhood acquaintance. Sir. Collin Coodrich, a knight recently returned to his wealth of land and fortune, hoping to do good by the title he inherited from his father…. But he is restless and bored, until he happens upon Lady Juliana, the dreaded Cloaked Bandit. While in the process of being robbed, he discovers her carefully concealed secret, and remembers her fiery red hair from childhood. She keeps her red curls hidden under an old dirty cap and dresses in ragged clothing. What will he do with this knowledge? What will become of all the poor families that are depending on her to simply exist? This book will keep you reading…..action, adventure, suspense and romance all in a very good book with such a beautiful cover. Jody Hedlund has a winner in this young adult book, also for adults too.