Thursday, August 6, 2015

Luther And Katharina By: Jody Hedlund {Review}


I recently received an advanced copy of Jody Hedlund's new book Luther And Katharina. It comes out in book stores at the beginning of October. I love historical fiction especially when it involves religion. This book was wonderful. It is full of love, passion, betrayal, and rebellion.

Martin Luther was involved in the front lines in the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. He is the man who wrote the 95 Theses refuting much of what the Catholic church believed. He is famous throughout history for giving people a different way of practicing biblical principles and the Lutheran church was named after him.

Katharina von Bora was a nun born of noble decent. She had lived a quiet and spiritual life in the Abbey until she read Martin Luther's 95 Theses. It changed her whole life and spun her world upside down. She decided to leave the Abbey and search for Luther.

Martin Luther wanted to live by his convictions and not involve anyone else because of the danger he found himself in quiet often. Because of his beliefs he was looked down upon and was wanted by many officials. Katharina fell in love with him and their journey together is one of great risk.

So many things got in the way of their love but in the end love won. I truly enjoyed reading this book. The history throughout and the love story sprinkled in made it such a romantic book. Going against all odd Luther and Katharina found love in the hardest of places and in the worst of circumstances.

Luther And Katharina is one of Jody Hedlund's best books yet. She has written many books including A Noble Groom and has won many awards for her writing. Her focus is on historical fiction that involves women and a love story. Just my kind of book!

You can find out more about Jody Hedlund on her website http://jodyhedlund.com/ . There are excerpts from her books as well as information about herself and her blog. Check it out for yourself.

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.

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