Sunday, October 11, 2015

Luther and Katharina Review

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.

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund was A-MA-ZING! I have loved her other historical fiction like the Preacher's Bride and the Doctor's Lady but this one was a little different, it used the real names of the people that it was based on! I was super excited to get my hands on this book and I was so impressed. Luther and Katharina were so interesting to read about. Going into this I of course knew who Martin Luther but I loved learning some more about of the historical details of the time. Luther and Katharina is a great historical novel that I suggest you pick up right away if this is your kind of thing.

5 out of 5. A wonderful historical Afternoon Snack. 

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


  1. I'm so excited to read this book; loved reading what you thought of it! :)

    1. Thank you! :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!