Historical Fiction, Review

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

If you love church history and romance, like me, I have no doubt that you will adore Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund!

about the book

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund - Faithfully Bookish review

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.

Goodreads | Amazon


My Thoughts

I adore Jody Hedlund’s historical style! I never enjoyed history academically but the way it comes to life on the pages of her books makes want to check out every book I can find about each historical figure she features! Fangirling aside, Luther and Katharina is a beautiful and dramatic story pulled from the pages of history and enhanced for depth and entertainment.

Katharina von Bora may have spent most of her life as a nun but sister has sass and she always stands her ground. This brave woman risks her life for her dream of having her own family. Martin Luther has called for priests, monks, and nuns to forsake their vows, marry, and have children. I’m guessing he wasn’t expecting wagon loads of nuns to show up on his doorstep, quite a predicament!

This beautiful love story between two equally stubborn people takes place during a very tumultous time in history. Persecution of reformers (including brutal torture) and social unrest escalate throughout the book. Reading about the conditions and circumstances these people lived in gives me an even greater respect for their commitment to the reformation.

I received this book from the author by winning a giveaway hosted on her facebook page. The opinions expressed are my own.


About the Author

Jody HedlundJody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances including books for adults and youth. She currently makes her home in central Michigan with her husband and their five busy children.

As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she’s not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.

She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest


also available

Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund favorite reads A Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund With You Always by Jody Hedlund


Are you a history buff or do you need a little encouragement to spark your interest in days gone by?
Be sure to add Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund to your tbr


2 thoughts on “Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund”

  1. ahhhhh I still need to read this one!! SO MANY BOOKS… so little time LOL.

    (By the way – you’re ROCKING this book blogging thing! Great job!!) 😀


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s