Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Newton and Polly Review

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound 
that saved a wretch like me. 
I once was lost, but now am found…

Now remembered as the author of the world’s most famous hymn, in the mid-eighteenth century as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton is a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty is to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father—until the night he hears Polly Catlett’s enchanting voice, caroling. He’s immediately smitten and determined to win her affection.

An intense connection quickly forms between the two, but John’s reckless spirit and disregard for the Christian life are concerns for the responsible, devout Polly. When an ill-fated stop at a tavern leaves John imprisoned and bound, Polly must choose to either stand by his side or walk out of his life forever. Will she forfeit her future for the man she loves?

Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund is a wonderfully written fictionalization of the life and romance of the author of one of the most famous hymns in history. Jody Hedlund has out done herself with this book, it has to be one of my favorites from her. Everything from the historical details that are perfectly weaved into the story to the characters that pull you in with their heart-rending journeys make this a must read book. This is a story full of adventure, faith, romance, and God's truly amazing grace.

5 out of 5.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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