The Preacher's Bride is a lovely read. As I read I was immediately transported back to the day of the Puritans of 17th century England. Set in the framework of the rancor between English Royalist and the Puritans, the book's message is that enduring faith, children and family try to avoid persecution. I read the book in two nights. I learned the fates of John Costin, a tinker "called to mend souls not just kettles" and his housekeeper. Elizabeth Whitbread, the heroine of this Christian historical romance, who knows that God had led her to protect and help others. . Her personal experience as a mother of five has evidently enabled her to delve easily into the fanciful, innocent world of children. Her young characters literally jumped off the page into my heart. Particularly impressive is the characterization of Mary, the blind eight-year-old, whose sixth sense is awesome. The Preacher's Bride will keep you interested and reading until you reach the last page and then you want it to go on.
I have not read anything from this author Jody Hedlund nor about the Puritans and it was an interesting read.
I want to thank Bethany House for the book to review.