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The Heretic's Wife

by Brenda Rickman Vantrease

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The Heretic's Wife by Brenda Rickman Vantrease
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2010
    416 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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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 Lutheran reformation, and Henry VIII's growing impatience with the Pope's refusal to sanction his marriage to Anne Boleyn—Kate embarks on a daring adventure that will lead her into a dangerous marriage and a web of intrigue that pits her against powerful enemies. From the king's lavish banquet halls to secret dungeons and the inner sanctums of Thomas More, Brenda Rickman Vantrease's glorious new novel illuminates the public pageantry and the private passions of men and women of conscience in treacherous times.

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"Boleyn and Henry VIII, often the focus of these stories, are sideline figures, and the common...take center stage ...Tudor fans will be pleased and excited by this fresh approach." - Publishers Weekly

"A bit quicker-paced than the author's earlier books and full of discussion potential for book clubs, this solid historical will appeal to Vantrease's fans and attract new readers intrigued by the Tudors." - Library Journal

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Brenda Rickman Vantrease

Brenda Rickman Vantrease is a former English teacher and librarian whose bestselling debut, The Illuminator, was translated into over a dozen languages and chosen as a BookSense Reading Group Pick. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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