Arriving this October, Jody Hedlund’s debut The Preacher’s Bride (Bethany House)—inspired by the life of John Bunyan’s second wife—tells the tale of a young Puritan maiden determined to save a motherless baby and the grieving preacher who doesn’t want another woman in his life.
Hedlund explains her fascination with Elizabeth Bunyan: “I ran across an excerpt about the brave way she defended John during one of his trials when he was arrested for ‘unlicensed’ preaching. Her strength to face a court of persecutors and her determination to faithfully support her husband touched me so deeply, I decided her little-known story needed to be told. The Preacher’s Bride is the fictionalized tale of her story.”
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