Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Loving Luther ~ Blog Tour, Guest Review, & Giveaway!


  Genre: Christian Historical Romance 
Publisher: Tyndale House
Date of Publication: September 1, 2017
Number of Pages: 432

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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. 


Praise for Loving Luther:

[Pittman] pens an exquisite tale, capturing the emotions of a nun grappling with the faith she’s always known vs. a new and unfamiliar freedom in faith.  Simmering with tension of Katharina’s discontent and longings, the novel unveils a slow morphing that follows Katharina’s own personal transformation, from reverence to spirited determination in choosing her own way in the world. -- Booklist

Loving Luther is a moving and rich historical romance based on Luther’s relationship with his wife Katharina.  In addition, it shows how their marriage was actually significant to the Lutheran faith.  Instead of dwelling on the couple’s courtship, the story goes deep into the roots of the Reformation.  Luther and Katharina interrogate their faith, living out their convictions in a way that is both inspiring and profoundly human.  Loving Luther has depth, and it is unexpectedly touching.  Katharina and Luther, in search of a happy ending, find one another.  Their love, Pittman shows, really did change the world. -- Foreword Magazine

A historical novel with characters who are brave, strong and willing to take chances in times of persecution.  The plot is partially based on the teachings of Martin Luther and the many lives he changed, some for the better, some for the worse.  Pittman is a talented author who touches on topics that have been debated over the decades and are still being talked about today. -- Romantic Times Reviews

Guest Review
by Nicole Counts of
Blogging for the Love of Authors and Their Books

Upon reading the synopsis of Loving Luther, I found my interest piqued. I am a Lutheran and my birth mom is a Luther, and we’re descendants of Martin Luther on his brother’s side. Knowing Luther’s background, I wanted to read about Katharina, who is the main character of Allison Pittman’s book, Loving Luther.

Loving Luther is a story of a woman who is devout and fully committed to the Lord. It is a beautiful story. The story is as real as it gets for living life and the struggles we all face. After reading the book, I understand Katharina a little better and understand the reason she and Martin Luther were good together.

This story flowed easily and was well written. I looked forward to turning the next page because there is so much history in this story. This period was a time of radical religious change, and the fact that Katharina was part of the separation of the Catholic church was fascinating.  It was fun to see these characters grow, and readers will easily fall in love with them.

I give Loving Luther five stars. I will recommend this book to others and immediately to my mother and sister-in-law, who are also Lutherans.  A big thank you to Tyndale and Lone Star Book Blog Tours for giving me a complimentary copy of the book and allowing me to read this beautiful story.

Allison Pittman is the author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed novels and a three-time Christy finalist—twice for her Sister Wife series and once for All for a Story from her take on the Roaring Twenties. She lives near San Antonio, Texas, blissfully sharing an empty nest with her husband, Mike.
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Excerpt, Part 2
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