#BookReview: Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund

29 Oct


Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2d5psSh

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?



My thoughts:

“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.”

A true love story like no other! Jody Hedlund brings her characters and their stories to life, and I was captivated by John Newton and Polly Catlett. A powerful story of redemption, their dramatic experiences and emotions were palpable on every page.

Impeccably researched and beautifully rendered, Newton and Polly is not to be missed!



Newton and Polly would make a wonderful book club selection!  Jody has created a collection of material to add substance and interest to the discussion of this novel.  Download the collection!


Jody Hedlund bio pic

Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author who loves fairy-tales and happily-ever-afters.  She makes her home in Midland, MI with her husband and five children. When she’s not writing another of her page-turning stories, you can usually find her sipping coffee, eating chocolate, and reading.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.

4 Responses to “#BookReview: Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund”

  1. carylkane October 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    Excellent review, Britney! I LOVE Jody’s stories!

    • B. Adams November 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

      Thank you, Caryl! Jody’s stories are among my favorites!

  2. Rachel Dixon October 30, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    I adored this book! Love Jody and every book of hers that I have read.

    • B. Adams November 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

      I do, too! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, Rachel!

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