Luther and Katharina

Luther and Katharina

A Novel of Love and Rebellion

Book - 2015
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A Christy Award-winning novel chronicling the forbidden romance between Martin Luther and his wife, Katharina von Bora, set against the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century.

She was a nun of noble birth. He was a heretic, a reformer, and 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.

- Christy Award: Historical Romance Fiction Winner
Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colorado :, WaterBrook Press,, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781601427625
Branch Call Number: FICTION HED
Characteristics: 386 pages ; 21 cm

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heatherde
Jul 03, 2016

Hedlund plays fast and loose with verifiable, historical facts while maligning the names and characters of those who can no longer defend themselves all in the pursuit of a more sensational story. If you are just looking for total fiction with no resemblance to fact, it's a good read. However, if you want your historical fiction to at least partially resemble the truth, stay away.

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LadySade
Jan 06, 2016

I left a comment on here that *mysteriously* disappeared. Political correctness violation perhaps?? hmm well, I will not attempt to rehash what I wrote earlier, it was live and direct and any second attempt will simply not do justice to my first original comment. After all of that, this book is good. In fact, it was the best Hedlund book considering her other 2015 releases.

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