Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Romance Series)
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."
Jody Hedlund s Luther and Katharina is an absorbing and deeply researched look into the life and ministry of a figure in church history I d previously known only from a few dusty facts. Jody breathes life into those facts with this fascinating and intimate portrayal of Martin Luther s life. Luther and Katharina is a compelling tale of tested faith, tumultuous church history, and incredible courage against daunting odds and one of the most unique love stories I ve read in ages.Lori Benton, author of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn and The Wood s EdgeMy favorite Jody Hedlund novel to date! Luther and Katharina" "is a work of heart, showcasing a unique setting, a rich plot, and a shimmering romance drawn from two of history s most beloved heroes of the faith, Martin Luther and his wife, Katharina von Bora. Well done!Laura Frantz, author of The Mistress of Tall AcreLuther and Katharina is a sweeping romance set against the turbulent background of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. At times heartbreaking, at times breathtaking, readers will be swept away by both the love story and the historical details woven expertly through every chapter. Don t miss this one!Robin Lee Hatcher, best-selling author of Whenever You Come Around and Keeper of the StarsComplex and emotionally rich, Luther and Katharina gripped me from the very start and never let go. Not even when the final page was turned. The history, the love story, the depth of faith in this novel is masterfully woven by Jody Hedlund.Tamera Alexander, USA Today best-selling author of To Win Her Favor and A Lasting Impression" --Tamera Alexander --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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