Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review: Loving Luther by Allison Pittman



About the book:
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 rating:
4 stars

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My thoughts:

Loving Luther was a good read. I've been looking forward to reading a book about Martin Luther and Katharina, so I was excited to get started on this book.

While the romance did take a long time to get going, I understand why that was. The story made me see Martin Luther in a slightly different light, just because I now think I understand him and the time in which he lived better. I also got to learn about Katharina and her life, which was fascinating to read!

I really liked the writing style and the characters felt real (which is a good thing, considering it is based on historical figures). I truly enjoyed reading the story and I definitely recommend it.


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4 comments:

  1. I’m a Lutheran so I am very anxious to read this book. Love historicals, too! Thanks for the review.

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