About the Book
She was a nun of noble birth. He, a heretic, a reformer…an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire.
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.
About the Author
Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.
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.
Jody Hedlund has written a captivating and charming story that will tear at your heart strings as you witness the trials and pain, as well as joy of two unlikely lovers, religious leader Martin Luther and ex-nun Katharine von Bora. Jody has capture the beautiful relationship of this couple as they struggle through their own personal conflicts, issues with one another, and eventually falling in love. This delightful novel brings to life a story not previously often told. Readers will fall in love with the characters and the plot line from page one. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy learning more about significant historical events and people that inspire and lift the soul.
Genre: historical fiction; Christian fiction; romance
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Publication date: October 6, 2015
Number of pages: 400
A review copy of this novel was provided by Blogging for Books.
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