The Mercy Seller

As Anna continues her journey to England, where the movement to stamp out heresy is growing ever fiercer, Brenda Rickman Vantrease brings us a richly imagined and immensely rewarding novel of love, faith, and dangerous secrets.

The Mercy Seller

In the fifteenth century, with religious intolerance spreading like wildfire across Europe, English-born Anna Bookman and her grandfather, Finn, earn a living in Prague by illuminating precious books, including forbidden translations of the Bible. Finn subscribes to the heresy that people ought to be able to read the Word of God for themselves, without having to pay a priest for the privilege, but holding that belief is becoming more and more hazardous. When the authorities start burning books and slaughtering heretics---including the man Anna was to marry---Finn urges her to seek sanctuary in England, but her passage abroad will be anything but easy. In London, Friar Gabriel dutifully obeys church doctrine by granting pardons . . . for a small fee. But then he is sent undercover on a spying mission to France, where Anna has set up a temporary stall as a bookseller. Anna has no way of knowing that the wealthy young merchant frequenting her stall is actually a priest---just as Gabriel does not know he has met the woman who will cause him to doubt his vows. As Anna continues her journey to England, where the movement to stamp out heresy is growing ever fiercer, Brenda Rickman Vantrease brings us a richly imagined and immensely rewarding novel of love, faith, and dangerous secrets.

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The Mercy Seller
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Brenda Rickman Vantrease
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03-06 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

In the fifteenth century, with religious intolerance spreading like wildfire across Europe, English-born Anna Bookman and her grandfather, Finn, earn a living in Prague by illuminating precious books, including forbidden translations of the Bible. Finn subscribes to the heresy that people ought to be able to read the Word of
The Mercy Seller
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Brenda Rickman Vantrease
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

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The Illuminator
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Brenda Rickman Vantrease
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-12-27 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

A glowing first novel that brings us "historical fiction in the grand epic manner, beautifully felt and written" It is England, in the fourteenth century -- a time of plague, political unrest and the earliest stirrings of the Reformation. The printing press had yet to be invented, and books were
The Heretic's Wife
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Brenda Rickman Vantrease
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-19 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

From the bestselling author of The Illuminator comes a magnificent tale about the power of love and the perils of faith Tudor England is a perilous place for booksellers Kate Gough and her brother John, who sell forbidden translations of the Bible. Caught between warring factions—English Catholics opposed to the
The Mercy Rule
Language: en
Pages: 611
Authors: John T. Lescroart
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Dell

As his marriage threatens to dissolve, defense attorney Dismas Hardy takes the side of a semi-successful baseball player accused of the mercy killing of his terminally ill father