Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

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.


Jody Hedlund is an incredibly talented author! Her writing all but dares you to put the book down as you read vigorously what will happen next! Her characters come alive in such a unique way and her stories always have motivation and inspiration found in the main plot.

In Luther and Katherina, Jody dives into Martin Luther’s world and brings it alive like I’ve never seen, or read. So it was definitely tense and suspenseful yet it was beautiful at the same time. The only thing that I would warn the readers on, is that Jody is a master of description, so the sexual issues that took place in this time of history are shown, yet they aren’t overly detailed. However, the violence is detailed enough to see clearly.

Nevertheless, I rate Luther and Katharina 5 out of 5 stars and will probably be reading this book again in the future!

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