Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund…
What”s the book about?
She was a nun of noble birth. He, a heretic, a reformer…an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire.
In the 16th century, nun Katharina von Bora’s fate fell no further than the Abbey. Until she read the writings of Martin Luther.
His sweeping Catholic church reformation—condemning a cloistered life and promoting the goodness of marriage—awakened her desire for everything she’d been forbidden. Including Martin Luther himself.
Despite the fact that the attraction and tension between them is undeniable, Luther holds fast to his convictions and remains isolated, refusing to risk anyone’s life but his own. And Katharina longs for love, but is strong-willed. She clings proudly to her class distinction, pining for nobility over the heart of a reformer. They couldn’t be more different.
But as the world comes tumbling down around them, and with Luther’s threatened life a constant strain, these unlikely allies forge an unexpected bond of understanding, support and love.
Together, they will alter the religious landscape forever.
Genre? Christian Romance
Where can you find the book? on Amazon here.
My opinion: 5 stars out of 5.
Wow, this book is good…I kept reading til I turned the last page.
A story of love between Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora…a monk by the spiritual calling and a layer by the trade who changed and brought the most radical reformations to the Catholic Church, and in World Church, he battled the love…will he ever be able to give his heart fully to the woman, even when he expected to be persecuted and be damned to burn on stake by his local pops? Easy in persuading anyone to take a stand of God’s truth about the salvation and grace, he lost his tong when he was around Katharina.
Kat had a title and status in the society, but because of her father’s wish she was send to become a nun. Forgotten by world, by her family, forsaken and used by men, she tried to grasped the idea of love and family, the life she wanted but as a nun she couldn’t have. After hearing and reading letters written by Luther, she decides to embrace the married life God intended her to have, and with nine runaway nuns she tries to find and settle her life outside the walls of the monastery.
Freely provided by BloggingForBooks for my opinion and review.