Luther and Katharina
SHE WAS A NUN OF NOBLE BIRTH. HE, A HERETIC,
A REFORMER...AN OUTLAW OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.
In the sixteenth 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
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. Katharina longs for love, but is strong-willed. She
clings proudly to her class distinction, pining for nobility over the heart of a
They couldn't be more different.
But as the world comes tumbling down around them, and with the threat
on Luther's life a constant strain, these unlikely allies forge an unexpected
bond of understanding, support, and love.
Together, they will alter the religious landscape forever.
This was an interesting read. I enjoyed the historical value it held and learning what things were like back then---quite awful, I might say! It was also interesting to learn about Martin Luther and Katharina, and the hardships they faced. It kept my interest through its entirety, and rarely had a dull moment. It was my third read by this author and probably won't be my last. While Jody tends to focus perhaps a bit much on the physical aspect of relationships, her writing is good and she keeps the story flowing at a comfortable pace. I give it four stars.
I received this book for free from Water Brook Press in exchange for my honest review.