I hosted book group tonight with a beautiful bunch of women from church! This past month, we all read THE PREACHER'S BRIDE by Jody Hedlund.
It's such a beautiful book. The main character, Elizabeth, is such a wonderful example of service and self sacrifice. I finished the book with the feeling of wanting to do better, to be better.
I have to admit, I first read this book a year ago when it first came out. I remember loving it! This month though, I wanted to read it again so I'd be fresh for the discussion, but it didn't happen. Last night I picked up the book and was going to quickly skim to freshen up my memory. I had one problem though, I kept getting sucked in. I found myself reading a page here, a scene there, and it angered me that I has such little time to get finished. I just love this book and the second time around was just as good as the first.
During our discussion tonight we also Skyped with Jody. It was wonderful to learn more about her life and writing journey. There were some very insightful questions asked and I learned more about the story behind the book.
If you enjoy historical fiction, I highly recommend this book.