Friday, October 8, 2010

The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund

The poor quality of this picture may leave something desired, but the book I'm holding, Jody Hedlund's THE PREACHER'S BRIDE, certainly doesn't.
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THE PREACHER'S BRIDE, Hedlund's first release from Bethany House Publishers, is a beautiful book on the outside, and the content within its covers is a perfect match. Jody Hedlund gives us a heroine of strength alongside a hero of substance, wrapped together in a phenomenal story of intention and inspiration. I can think of no better package for this novel's message of standing up for what you believe.
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From the back cover:
No matter the sacrifice, Elizabeth Whitbread would serve a wounded family.
No matter the danger, John Costin was determined to speak God's word.
Neither expected to fall in love.
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As enemies threaten to silence Costin--and those close to him--will following their hearts cost John and Elizabeth everything?
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THE PREACHER'S BRIDE is historical, taking place in the mid-1600's England. It's a romance, bringing together two unlikely characters with--as all great romances have--sizable obstacles to overcome. And, full of faith and strength, it's a moving story for its readers.
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THE PREACHER'S BRIDE, an incredible debut by this writer, is brilliant and it's perfect. Don't miss your chance to read it.
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Visit author Jody Hedlund today, and go to Jill Kemerer's site for a book party, too!

18 comments:

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I hit the party, did my own review and swung by here to say it rocks.

This book is so good.
~ Wendy

Jen Daiker said...

This is actually a fantastic picture because it looks like the light is shining down on the book, like it's in awe of it's beauty!!!!

Fantastic :)

....Petty Witter said...

Saw you mentioned on Melissa's site and as I love visiting other blogs I thought I'd stop by and say hello. Being both English and a fan of historical fiction this sounds like my ideal read. Anyway, nice to meet you, I've enjoyed my visit.

Jody Hedlund said...

Thank you for your review today, Janna! It's beautiful!! Thank you for being there all along this long journey, for supporting me and being such an encouraging friend! :-)

Melissa Gill said...

I've been hearing about this book, but I didn't realize it was set in 17th century England. I really can't wait to read it now.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Yay! I've been making the rounds to all the party sites. Congratulations, Jody!

Keli Gwyn said...

I thoroughly enjoyed Jody's debut novel. She wrote a great book. =)

Deb Shucka said...

It's on my list. What a wonderful review you've written here. Jody deserves every possible success.

myletterstoemily said...

i don't usually read romance, but this
sounds like it has wonderful substance
and inspiration.

thank you for the great review!

it is also fun to see your pretty face!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Just came from the party. Anyone who's anyone is there, and the food--you wouldn't believe the food!

But Jody's debut novel tops any party. Brilliant, stunning writing and a timeless message. I'm so proud of her.

I love your smile.

Patti Lacy said...

I LIKE your picture, girl!!
Jody's book is getting great reviews!

Patti

Janna Qualman said...

Such awesome things are being said about Jody's book (and Jody, too)! I'm so thankful to have been part of this early news.

Thanks, all. :)

Rhonda Schrock said...

There's sure a lot of buzz about this one. I don't normally read this genre, but I'm starting to get really curious!

P.S. - One day, I think, it will be you...

Helen Ginger said...

I think this is the second time I've read praise for this book. I'll have to give it a read.

Tara McClendon said...

Great review. I popped over from A Walk in My Shoes because your comment made me laugh. :]

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I loved this book more than words can say. It was so beautifully written and was such a wonderful story! :-)

Amy Tate said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear that you like it! It's on my bedside table and as soon as I finish the one I'm reading now, I plan to read hers. I've heard so much about this book, and I really enjoy Jodi's blog - I feel like I know her! I really hope the book is a huge success for her, and that there will be many more to follow. Thanks for posting this!

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