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Published September by Maeva first published January 1st Sometimes the dialogue bothered me a bit libtera I kept thinking things should have been phrased differently back then.

Was that what suffering did? Little enough is know For a book I literally picked up randomly off the library bookshelf, I am pleasantly surprised. It focuses not on the portly serial bridegroom Henricus Rex, but on the sister of a bookseller who plays the dangerous game of selling Lutheran i.

Preview — La librera y el hereje by Brenda Vantrease. Quotes from La librera y el h Then again, it llibrera written in modern English I look forward to what Vantrease will publish next! He is set in contrast to the reformers, who are equally convinced that they are on the path of the righteous. No trivia or quizzes yet. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. On the other hand they seem to me to be insulting titles, implying as they do that the woman in question is no more than a possession of the man.

Preview — La librera y el hereje by Brenda Vantrease. So, all you’ll ever see from me is a five-star or a one-star since no stars isn’t a rating, unfortunately. Want to Read saving….

Well written and very informative. That killed the story for me.


But like I said, it helped make it an easier read and I really felt like I learned a lot from the time period. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Refresh and try again. Worse than this, they feel they have to draft-in every historical person they can think of from the period, which is nothing more than tediously pretentious name-dropping and turns me right off a novel. The story is so well told and i would recommend the book to anyone looking to cast an eye through a historical pinhole.

Very early in the story Kate runs into an enigmatic ship captain who helps smuggle in the English bibles. View all 7 comments. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Many of the books they sell are Lutheran texts which are against the law in s England and John finds himself in jail. Books by Brenda Vantrease.

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Lists with This Book. It tried to make me cry a few times, but didn’t really succeed, and some of the dialog didn’t quite feel 16th century to me.

Even in her circumstance, she is happy. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Gives some interesting perspective on an important time in church history, but probably not the most well written book I’ve ever read. Now the balance g tipped negatively and I think I am no longer inclined to pick up any more such titles, lackluster as they’ve been!

La librera y el hereje by Brenda Vantrease (1 star ratings)

Darlene rated it liked it Nov 08, Vantrease has written about the protestant movement in the 16th century in all her books. Of interest to me was a new perspective of Sir Thomas More, not as the long-suffering chancellor who becomes a martyr himself rather than aid Henry’s mission ls break with Rome and establish himself as head of the church in order to divorce Katharine and marry Anne.


Other than learning about John Frith as a very minor character associated with William Tyndale, there was nothing new to me. Enjoyed it quite a bit! Tracy rated it did not like it Aug 16, To ask other readers questions about La librera y el herejeplease sign up. The version I listened to was the audio book read by Davina Porter. Open Preview See a Problem?

The pain she went through when her brother was arrested, or the love she felt for her husband. Tamara rated it did lz like it Feb 01, I enjoyed the simple romance between Frith and Kate.

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I enjoyed the full development of Kate’s character. Really really slow, but good for understanding how it was back then to be able to read the Bible by yourself, and martyrs who did that. The narrative is a little disjointed and I found myself impatient with some of it.

I think it would have been tedious to have read this in the same English which Shakespeare knew, or in which the King James Bible was written, but there had to be a happier compromise than this one.

The author couldn’t decide. Maybe this is a romance novel.