Monday, January 17, 2011

Book Review: The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

I started this book at 1:30 Sunday afternoon and finished by midnight (with a few breaks in between). The Healer's Apprentice follows the story of Rose, the Healer's apprentice. Rose's mother just wants her to marry some old rich man so that her family will be better off, but Rose has no desire to marry just anyone. She wants to marry someone she truly loves, even though true love is rare. So instead she is learning to be a healer because healer's don't have to marry and they have a home by the castle. Lord Hamlin and his brother, Lord Rupert return home from being at school abroad. Lord Hamlin is the future duke. When Lord Hamlin injures his leg, Rose is the only one around who has any experience on how to heal it. So she stitches up his leg and ends up making a good friend. But unfortunately, Lord Hamlin is too busy tracking the evil man who has declared revenge on Lord Hamlin's betrothed to be friends with Rose.
I thought this book was fantastic. It was written beautifully and I couldn't stop smiling when I finished. I even googled Emily Dickerson to see if she has anymore books out (she doesn't - at least not yet). I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good fairy tale.

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