Friday, April 1, 2011

Book Review: The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund

The Preacher's Bride

Book Description:

In 1650s England, a young Puritan maiden is on a mission to save the baby of her newly widowed preacher--whether her assistance is wanted or not. Always ready to help those in need, Elizabeth ignores John's protests of her aid. She's even willing to risk her lone marriage prospect to help the little family. Yet Elizabeth's new role as nanny takes a dangerous turn when John's boldness from the pulpit makes him a target of political and religious leaders. As the preacher's enemies become desperate to silence him, they draw Elizabeth into a deadly web of deception. Finding herself in more danger than she ever bargained for, she's more determined than ever to save the child--and man--she's come to love.
My thoughts:
I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund off the shelf at my library. I was immediately drawn into the story of John and Elizabeth. As I was reading I kept thinking how this story sounded like John Bunyan, though I didn't know that much about him. Lo and behold, when I reached the end of the book I found out that this story was inspiried by him and written to recognize the woman who stood by his side, Elizabeth Bunyan. The Preacher's Bride was a compelling read and a wonderful piece of historical fiction.

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  1. I thought looking at the cover that it was another Amish fiction title, and I don't care for many of those. But a fiction book about Bunyan . . . I might like that very much.

  2. hi thanks for sharing this




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