The Illuminator

The Illuminator

—3.5— 

The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease is the story of Lady Katherine, a landowner in the 14th century, who opens her home to Finn, an illuminator, and his daughter.  Finn not only illustrates works for the church, but also for translators that are making an English translation of the Bible, which at the time can be punished by death.  The story is fairly simple, the plot moves quickly, the characters are interesting, the love story sweet but not overly sappy, and the time period is interesting.  It is a good read, not Earth shattering, but well worth a couple summer days for those who like historical fiction and are not looking for something too heavy or deep.

3.5/5 

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