The Book Worm: Review: The Preacher's Bride

Friday, November 18, 2016

Review: The Preacher's Bride

Book Review: The Preacher's Bride, by Jody Hedlund


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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.

Genre: historical romance

Publishing date: October 2010

Mature content: nothing to report.

Review:  The Preacher's Bride is the second book I've read by Jody Hedlund. Because I loved A Noble Groom so much, I decided to look for more of her books. I found The Preacher's bride a bit harder to get into and there were a few parts where I thought the story to be moving a bit too slowly. 

As the characters go, I loved Elizabeth. She's a strong and caring woman, and her faith in God literally moves mountains. John, who according to the author is based on "one of history's greatest heroes of the faith,, John Bunyan", is a bit harder to like. For a religious man, he sounds harsh and judgmental and I had to remind myself several times that the story is set in 17th century England and of the the hard realities of that time and place. 


Despite all this, The Preacher's Bride is still a wonderful book and I recommend it. 
Have a wonderful weekend!


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1 comment:

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