Saturday, May 24, 2014

"The Preacher's Bride" by Jody Hedlund

The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund is historical fiction based on the true story of John Bunyon, the author of Pilgrim's Progress.  It is about the woman behind the great man who refused to preach God's Word in spite of imprisonment and persecution.  It takes place in Bedford, England during the mid-late 1600s.  Much of the book is about Elizabeth, before she became John's wife.  She started out as his housekeeper/nanny.  She was a good Puritan woman who gave sacrificially to help others and who suffered persecution just because she worked for John.

I felt sorry for Elizabeth through most of the book and learned how cruelly the Puritans who were poor were treated.  I think most women would enjoy this book since a great amount of it is about Elizabeth's feelings toward the men in her life, the children she took care of and her desire to do God's will in the face of danger.  This is the first book I have read by Jody Hedlund but intend to read some more; I enjoyed it!    Visit Jody's blog where you can find more of her books and learn about writing books:  Author, Jody Hedlund.

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

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