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Loving Luther, Book Review

Loving Luther by Allison Pittman

Germany, 1505
In the dark of night, Katharina von Bora says the bravest good-bye a six-year-old can muster and walks away as the heavy convent gate closes behind her.

Though the cold walls offer no comfort, Katharina soon finds herself calling the convent her home. God, her father. This, her life. She takes her vows—a choice more practical than pious—but in time, a seed of discontent is planted by the smuggled writings of a rebellious excommunicated priest named Martin Luther. Their message? That Katharina is subject to God, and no one else. Could the Lord truly desire more for her than this life of servitude?

In her first true step of faith, Katharina leaves the only life she has ever known. But the freedom she has craved comes with a price, and she finds she has traded one life of isolation for another. Without the security of the convent walls or a family of her own, Katharina must trust in both the God who saved her and the man who paved a way for rescue. Luther’s friends are quick to offer shelter, but Katharina longs for all Luther has promised: a home, a husband, perhaps even the chance to fall in love.

My Thoughts: If there’s a genre I love more than amish romance novels, it is historical romance novels, so as you can imagine I was more than happy to get this copy of Loving Luther in exchange for reviewing it. The book is absolutely wonderful. The setting is full and descriptive and I found myself loving Katharina and really rooting for her through the whole novel. Just like The Soldier Who Killed a King, Book Review this book is a fun look at a historical event through new eyes and is a well worth it read. I completely recommend Loving Luther by Allison Pittman.

 

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