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.
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.
Hedlund expertly tells the tale of John Newton and Polly Catlett. Her research is phenomenal and I am always amazed by the things I learn by reading her books. I mean not only does she tell a great story but I can learn something too!! Bonus!!
Newton and Polly has such a richness to it. Hedlund just takes you through a whirlwind of emotions. Laughter, tears, fear, and such amazing joy. This story on its own is wonderful and Hedlund does an amazing job of staying true to it. She really is an amazing writer.
I am sure you all know the song Newton wrote. Newton and Polly’s story is one that is crafted by God to bless future generations. I am so glad I read this book and I urge you to read it as well.
Number of Pages: 400
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