Newton & Polly (A Novel of Amazing Grace) by Jody Hedlund.
Little description: 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?
Step back through the pages of history, to uncover the true love story behind a song that continues to stir the hearts and ignite the faith of millions around the globe.
Genre: Christian Romance/ Historical Fiction
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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
This is not my first time reading Judy Hedlund’s books. In fact, I am a fan of her A Daring Sacrifice, and Luther and Katharina books. The author has a style in telling the story with such an ease and detail, that it is impossible to put the book away when you have started reading it… She writes the Historical Romances that involves hard choices, bumps and hardships. With realistic characters’ emotions, she weaves the Biblical truth of love and forgiveness in each chapter. Definitely the book to read over and over again.
The story tells about two people and their struggles to choose right. With each passing year of separation and journey, they created a song that lifts up many hearts till this day. And it goes like this:
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me...
Provided by BloggingForBooks as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.