Rose is the daughter of a woodcutter in Hagenheim, Germany. She’s been lucky enough to be taken into the Duke’s castle as Frau Geruscha’s apprentice healer. Even though her best friend is enamored of the Duke’s returning handsome sons, Rose knows her place. That is, until the elder son, Lord Hamlin, becomes injured and Rose is required to sew him up.
Lord Hamlin has been betrothed to the neighboring duke’s daughter since he was five years old, but he’s never met the girl. An evil sorcerer threatened her when she was a baby, and her parents whisked her off to safety. She will come out of hiding on her eighteenth birthday and marry Lord Hamlin a week later. Hamlin has been seeking the sorcerer for many years and is nearly out of time before his wedding. He’s been focused on family duty but, since his injury, he’s fallen for the healer’s lowly apprentice. How can he marry the princess when he loves another? How can he let Rose go when it seems someone is stalking her?
The Healer’s Apprentice is a tale of historical fantasy and a rewrite of a much-loved fairy tale, fleshed out and set in 14th century Germany. Any lover of historical novels with a twist will be sure to enjoy Rose’s well-researched, heartwarming tale.
Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama. She has taught in Georgia, Tennessee, Germany and the Eastern European country of Ukraine. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA), she now spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.
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