The Mercy Seller

by Brenda Rickman Vantrease | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312377851 Global Overview for this book
Registered by NotPhilRaitt of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 10/20/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by NotPhilRaitt from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, October 20, 2017
Received as Christmas gift

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.

Released 5 mos ago (1/14/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library - Chicago Ave S and 43rd in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA



Journal Entry 3 by wingJudySlump612wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Taken from Little Free Library.

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