23 September 2016

The Friday 56: Newton and Polly

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Happy Friday!

It's been quite a week, and I'm so glad it's Friday now. I've been ready for it all week... And I'm also glad to be sharing a quote from Newton and Polly - I've loved every book I've read by Jody Hedlund, and this one was no exception. Highly recommended!

"'You need more bookshelves,' Newton said to Mrs. Catlett as she returned several volumes to a small shelf overflowing with more books than he'd ever seen in one place."

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Goodreads Synopsis: 
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.

So, who is an author you usually love?


  1. Thanks for sharing this one, sounds really nice. Happy reading and here's my Friday Meets: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/friday-meets-23-september-2016.html

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mareli! I'll be sure to check out your post.

  2. This sounds like a book I'd love! Happy weekend!

  3. I definitely need more bookshelves, too... :)

    1. Haha, me too.
      Thanks for stopping by, Lauren!