Biography

Brenda Rickman Vantrease

Brenda Rickman Vantrease is a former English teacher and librarian who has traveled extensively in Europe and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Her first novel, THE ILLUMINATOR, was translated into fifteen languages and chosen as a Book Sense 2006-2007 Reading Group Pick.

Brenda Rickman Vantrease

Books by Brenda Rickman Vantrease

by Brenda Rickman Vantrease - Fiction, Historical Fiction

England, late fourteenth century: For Lady Kathryn of Blackingham Manor, a widow and mother, it is a time made both sweeter and more perilous by the arrival of a master illuminator called Finn. Caught between the King's taxes and the Church's tithes, Kathryn strikes a bargain with the local abbot: she will take Finn and his pretty young daughter into her household in exchange for protection.