"The Preacher Bride" by Jody Hedlund....
"In 1650s England, a young Puritan maiden is on a mission to save the baby of her newly widowed preacher--whether her assistance is wanted or not. Always ready to help those in need, Elizabeth ignores John's protests of her aid. She's even willing to risk her lone marriage prospect to help the little family.
Yet Elizabeth's new role as nanny takes a dangerous turn when John's boldness from the pulpit makes him a target of political and religious leaders. As the preacher's enemies become desperate to silence him, they draw Elizabeth into a deadly web of deception. Finding herself in more danger than she ever bargained for, she's more determined than ever to save the child--and man--she's come to love."
"The Preacher's Bride" was one beautiful told stories that will keep your interest right till the end. This read was truly a Historical Christian novel with some suspense that was simply a amazing read. This author presented to us a beautiful romance between the main characters that was truly a example of 'God working in mysterious ways.' I loved how the hero and the heroine were brought together even though their would be a struggle through persecution but in the end it all came out so well presented to the reader. This author did a wonderful job in taking the true story of John Bunyan and then presenting 'the woman behind John Bunyan' ... Elizabeth. I found this story well written and one that will keep you on the edge of your seat turning the pages to see what was going to happen next in the emotional captivating read. I found it quite interesting seeing how this author got the characters into a role that shaped them as they went through it all...trials and temptations showing strength that they could only receive from above. The characters simply seem to literally jump off the pages due to this authors awesome script and yes its about religion, with their 'hopes, dreams, fears and struggles.'
What I really loved about "The Preacher's Bride" was that most of the history of the read was true as we know John Bunyan wrote 'Pilgrim's Progress' which is a wonderful read that I have also read. If you are looking for a amazing read you have come to the right place for an excellent novel.