"Amazing Grace, indeed! Newton and Polly is one of the most powerful love stories I have ever read, wrenching the heart and waking the soul. If you read one book this year, this should be it.
Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series
"A powerfully moving account of one mans epic journey from doubt and despair into a world of radiant faith. Newton and Polly is impeccably researched and punctuated with glints of genuine humor… I loved it!"
Elizabeth Camden, RITA® and Christy award-winning author
"A sweeping tale rife with adventure, love, and Gods relentless pursuit of his own. With her signature depth and detail, Jody Hedlund plunges her readers into a fascinating and powerful story that has gone untolduntil now. Set sail with Newton and Polly and become anchored in amazing grace."
Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of the Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War series
"In this story of the lives of John Newton and Polly Catlett, author Jody Hedlund skillfully weaves together the history, romance, and Christian faith that inspired the worlds best-loved hymn. Evocative and illuminating."
Dorothy Love, author of Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray: A Novel
"Jody Hedlunds historical detail is immaculate, and her storytelling will bring you to tears. Newtons conversion was truly remarkable, sparking a legacy that has impacted millions of lives. Newton and Polly invites readers into that powerful experience."
Sigmund Brouwer, award-winning author of Thief of Glory
Praise for the Christy and ECPA Novel of the Year
Luther and Katharina
"Jody Hedlunds Luther and Katharina is an absorbing and deeply researched look into the life and ministry of a figure in church history Id previously known only from a few dusty facts. Jody breathes life into those facts with this fascinating and intimate portrayal of Martin Luthers life. Luther and Katharina is a compelling tale of tested faith, tumultuous church history, and incredible courage against daunting oddsand one of the most unique love stories Ive read in ages."
Lori Benton, author of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn and The Woods Edge
"Complex and emotionally rich, Luther and Katharina gripped me from the very start and never let go. Not even when the final page was turned. The history, the love story, the depth of faith in this novel is masterfully woven by Jody Hedlund."
Tamera Alexander, USA Today best-selling author of To Win Her Favor and A Lasting Impression