Fierce Convictions — by Karen Swallow Prior

The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More – Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist

Hannah was born in 1745 and lived to be 88 years old. We don’t hear much of her, which is very surprising, due to the vast amount of change she brought to England. Born in relative poverty, she rose up to be friends with the elite. Something, I might add, that was virtually impossible in those days.

She spent her life serving God and trying to right the wrongs in the world. Friends with William Wilberforce, they fought slavery, poverty and other such evils. Hannah is responsible for much of the school systems that are in England even now.

I found this book to be very intriguing. I had never heard of Hannah More and really enjoyed hearing her story. I did find the book to be quite repetitive as it repeated the same points and stories multiple times. I also felt that it was very scattered. Instead of a timeline of her life, each chapter seemed dedicated to something she had done. It left me not really knowing where she was in her life at the time of each event. It caused a detachment from her as there was so much jumping around, it was nearly impossible to know which stage of her life she was in as the events took place.

I would definitely recommend the book. Her life and work should be recognized. If you would like to pick up a copy, just click HERE.

Thank you so much, booklookbloggers, for giving me a copy of this book. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!

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