Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

The Healer's Apprentice
by Melanie Dickerson

Published: 2010
Publisher: Zondervan
Genre: Fairy Tale, Historical, Romance, YA
Paperback: 272 pages
Rating: 4

Retelling: Sleeping Beauty

Description from the amazon:
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 two-bits:
In-a-word(s): appearance
Ah yes, things aren't necessarily what they seem.

Loved the setting and descriptions of this medieval time and of castle living.

Romance plays heavily. Ah love, love triangle, love quadrangle. What's a girl to do?

I was enamored with the main love interest when it was revealed that he played the lute.


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