Luther and Katharina – Jody Hedlund

luther and katharina

Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: WaterBrook Press, October 6, 2015
400 pages
Historical Fiction

Description from Goodreads:

Katharina von Bora has seen nothing but the inside of cloister walls since she was five. In a daring escape, Katharina finds refuge with Martin Luther and seeks his help to pair her with the noble, wealthy husband she desires.

As class tensions and religious conflicts escalate toward the brink of war, Martin Luther believes that each day could be his last and determines he will never take a wife.

As the horrors of the bloody Peasant War break out around them, the proud Katharina and headstrong Martin Luther fight their own battle for true love, in one of the greatest love stories of history.


My thoughts:

This is the first time I have read a book by Jody Hedlund. I enjoyed her style of writing; the words flowed fluently. I thought the book was very well researched. It isn’t just a historical fiction book about Martin Luther and his wife Katharina, there is also the ingredients of mystery, romance and adventure.

I delighted in reading how the main characters developed just as their romance developed.

Although raised as a child in the Lutheran faith, I had never read anything about Martin Luther. This was a good book to start with. The author made his story interesting and not bogged done with boring elements. It sparked an interest in reading more about this duo. I’d also like to read more from Ms. Hedlund.

I requested a copy of this book because I thought the story looked compelling. I was not disappointed.

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


About the Author:


Jody Hedlund is a CBA best-selling author of ten books. Her first novel, The Preacher’s Bride, won the Reader’s Choice Award as part of the RWA Faith, Hope, and Love contest. Hedlund revels in bringing forgotten historic women to life and can usually be found with a book, a cup of coffee and a piece of chocolate. She lives in Midland, Michigan with her husband and five children.

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