Luther and Katharina

Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and RebellionLuther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion by Jody Hedlund
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is worth reading on so many levels. It’s a beautiful – if tempestuous – romance. It’s chocked full of good history. The setting is wonderfully done. And the characters are real, not only in that they are historical characters, but they have all the faults and foibles of real people. Jody Hedlund didn’t whitewash them into larger-than-life caricatures.

This isn’t a book about the Reformation. It’s a book about Martin Luther – the man – and Katharina von Bora – the woman. It’s their story from the time Katharina escaped the convent (I didn’t realize what an ordeal that was) until they finally come together. They face danger, hunger, betrayal, disappointments, and all sorts of unpleasant things along the way.

Read it.

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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