Loving Luther by Allison Pittman

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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.

Title : Loving Luther
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ISBN : 1414390459
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 pages


Megan rated it ★★★★★

September 01, 2017

"Loving Luther" by Allison Pittman is a captivating read about the woman behind (or should I say "next to") Martin Luther. The book is told from Katharina von Bora's perspective--the woman who eventually becomes the wife of the great Martin Luther (the author of the famous 95 Theses). But Katheri...

Staci rated it ★★★★☆

March 08, 2018

Fascinating combination of fact and fiction to bring to life Katherina von Bora. Loving Luther is primarily focused on Katharina. The story begins at age four when her father drops her off at the convent. While Luther is a central character later in her life, the novel is focused on Katharina. It...

Hayden rated it ★★★☆☆

August 18, 2017

3.5 stars I'm not sure what it is about the Luthers that inspires romance novels, but I've seen at least three of them that exist- and have read two of them. Loving Luther is the second in that number, and overall, I liked it. I can't help but admit that the middle part dragged a little for me--I t...

Michelle rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2017

The start of this book was pretty slow moving for me but still held my interest. Things got a lot more interesting further along and as the characters changed settings. I think Allison Pittman did a good job on portraying this story though I would like to do more research on the history. I though...

Melanie rated it ★★★★☆

September 25, 2017

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 l...

Nadine rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2017

As a young woman who's been raised in a convent, Katharina von Bora takes her vows to become a nun for practical reasons. But she desires something more for her future as she begins reading the words of an excommunicated priest: one Martin Luther. Pondering Luther’s teachings about freedom in Chr...

Danette rated it ★★★☆☆

January 18, 2018

I was excited to read this book since we hear so much about Luther and I was curious about his wife. Although a work of fiction, the look into the convent of Katharina's young years was fascinating. It got a bit too romance novel-ish to me during her first courtship. I doubt that's the way things...

Naomi rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2018

I don’t normally write reviews but I had to for this one. I could not put it down! I was engrossed in the world and culture. Katharina was so relatable and human. I didn’t see her in a holy light like history tends to portray her. This book was masterfully written and the source material felt car...

Vera rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2017

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and specifically the year 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door taking his stand against teachings prevalent in the Catholic church. In that same period a child was dropped at the door of a Catholic Nunnery. She was fi...

Elizabeth ♛Smart Girls Love Trashy Books♛ rated it ★★★★☆

October 10, 2017

-POTENTIAL SPOILERS- So yeah, I've been kinda dead on the whole reading scene. I got busy and had to return a bunch of books I actually wanted to read to the library, and now I'm stuck with fifteen new ones I'm sure nobody really wants to hear my thoughts on. Well you get what you get and you don...

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