Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Luther and Katharina

Katharina von Bora has lived inside a cloister since she was five years old. One night, she escapes and finds refuge with Martin Luther. He promises to keep her safe while looking for a suitable husband for her. Dealing with religious conflicts and political issues has convinced Martin Luther that he could die any time, and consequently, he will not marry.  As they face these issues together Martin and Katharina discover they have feelings for each other, and must decide if they will build a life together or not.

I found the historical basis for this story fascinating. Nuns escaping in barrels to a new life, and one ends up marrying Martin Luther. I found the historical details very interesting, and particularly liked the beginning of the book. I liked how the author set up the story with a very tense beginning. It made me want to know more about Katharina who seems like a strong determined woman.

I think the only real issue I had with this book is that it was heavy on the romance. I naturally expected some from the description, but I personally would have preferred a little less of the romance and more about the characters. Still, it was a pleasant easy read. If you do not mind a lot of romance in your story I think you will like this one.

This story made me interested in learning more about Martin Luther and Katharina, so I will be looking for some historical books about them.

**I received a free copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review**

*Receiving a free copy of this book does not change my review. It simply provides me with a book I would not have gotten to as soon or heard about otherwise.

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