Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson ~ 5 stars

The Healer's Apprentice
Melanie Dickerson
Zondervan
About the book:
Two Hearts. One Hope.

Rose has been appointed as a healer's apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter's daughter like her. While she often feels uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her---a bloated, disgusting merchant who makes Rose feel ill.

When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to understand emotions she's never felt before and wonders if he feels the same. But falling in love is forbidden, as Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose's life spins toward confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her own destiny.

My review:
The Healer’s Apprentice is such a great read! I honestly don’t think I can say anything bad about it. (Except that the font was too small even for me! LOL) The book itself was fabulous. The characters were realistic, the setting was wonderful, the plot was great… I loved the hints of suspense throughout the book. It really kept me turning those pages. Love, love, love, love, love. That’s really all I can say.

Melanie Dickerson is most assuredly an author that you need to read as soon as possible! I can’t wait to see what she does next!

9 comments:

justpeachy36 said...

I think this looks like a really great book.

Great review!

apple blossom said...

sounds like a wonderful book. thanks for the review

Katie G. said...

Sounds fantastic! I have been entering all the giveaways I can find for this book, but I have almost made up my mind to just go ahead and buy it ;) .

God bless!

~Katie G.

Carol M said...

This sounds like a book I would really enjoy!

misskallie2000 said...

I keep entering giveaways to win Healers Apprentice but so far no luck. lol
Thanks for another great review.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

kristia4 said...

The summary sounds like I'd enjoy it. Thanks for the review!

Lady DragonKeeper said...

@ misskallie2000 = I know what you mean, I'm in the same boat as you! ;-)

I fell in love with the cover when I first saw in online, and it became a "must read" of mine when I found out it's Christian Medieval fiction! I'm gonna ask for it for Christmas, I think.

Carman said...

justpeach36~ Thanks! I hope you get to read this book! It's awesome!

apple blossom~ It is! Thanks for commenting!

katie g~ LOL. It's probably worth it, but I'll pray for you to win a copy! ;)

Carman said...

carol m~ Awesome! Then, I hope you get to read it soon!

misskallie2000~ I'll pray for you to win a copy too! LOL

kristia4~ Thanks for commenting! :D

lady dragonkeeper~ Oh my gosh! I'll pray for you to win a copy TOO! hehe. This book is in high demand. ;)