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


Reviews


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...


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...


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...


Michelle rated it ★★★★☆

September 16, 2017

Allison Pittman's writing is always engaging. When Tyndale House offered me a free ARC to read, I accepted in exchange for an honest review. I've never read a book by Pittman that I didn't enjoy. I love how she puts you inside the head of - in this case - a young girl who was sent to the convent...


Tanya rated it ★★★★★

August 17, 2017

In reality, we know very little about Katharina von Bora, Martin Luther's wife but this book offers an interesting spin on her life and cloister background. It reads more as historic fiction with a lot of adventure, soul seeking and some romance, than anything deeply theological, however, there i...


Raul rated it ★★★★★

August 01, 2017

Allison Pittman is an author who was unfamiliar to me until I read an advance copy of her release for September 1, 2017. Now I can attest to her talent to wield an engaging narrative, with an editing team that reliably ensured no glaring errors in the text. Despite the title, I was surprised this...


Lori rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2017

Allison, a fabulous read!! Jody and Allison have both done an awesome job with the different versions of this story about Luther and Katharina. I enjoyed Katharina's sneakiness, steady and reliable sense of adventure along with Girt and Hans. I felt that this story was mostly adventure. I also lik...





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