Newton and Polly

  • by Jody Hedlund
  • Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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-18th century, as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton was a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty was to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father - until the night he heard Polly Catlett's enchanting voice caroling. He was immediately smitten and determined to win her affection.
An intense connection quickly formed between the two, but John's reckless spirit and disregard for the Christian life were concerns for the responsible, devout Polly. When an ill-fated stop at a tavern left John imprisoned and bound, Polly had to choose to either stand by his side or walk out of his life forever. Would she forfeit her future for the man she loved?
Step back through 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.

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Seriously wonderful! I couldn't stop listening!

This book was so splendidly wonderful I literally could not stop listening! I love this author she is so very enthralling. She gets my mind so interested in these characters that I seriously cannot get anything done at my house! My husband is going crazy because all I want to do is listen to her book! The characters of John and Polly are so sweet and so riveting that it was hard to stop thinking about them while I had to go to work. I love that this author is so true to history. Give it a try he won't want to stop.
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- MARY

More than you could imagine

I'm not a romance reader so I was reluctant to try this book, and reluctant to keep listening when it took that path. But this book is so much more, an incredible story of love and grace, terror and heartbreak - well researched and brings to light the story of this man which I probably never would have known otherwise. A must read / listen for 2017! This is a book I would listen to again and again.
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- Workin' from home

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.