The Healer's Apprentice

A 14th century-era Christian re-telling of Sleeping Beauty launches the Fairy Tale Romance series.

By Melanie Dickerson Read by Jude Mason Christian / Historical / Romance / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 8h 39m Sell Sheet
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Part 1 of the Fairy Tale Romance series.

							Rose is a healer's apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter's daughter like her. Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her-a man 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.

"Dickerson creates a sympathetic character in Rose, who has her weaknesses as well as considerable strength of will, morality, and faith. Though references to Christianity are woven through the book, many readers will be surprised by the climactic scene...Young people looking for Christian fiction as well as a historical romance may enjoy this medieval love story." - Booklist

"The medieval German setting and fastidious details of period clothing, food, music and dance provide an ideal context for this courtly romance between two young lovers who choose duty, virtue and honor above self-interest. Female readers should savor this romantic fare." - Kirkus Reviews

"Set in 1386, this historical romance has a fairy-tale structure and a Christian emphasis...anticipation is built around how the two lovers will get to the "happily ever after." Rose is...believable as the young maiden longing for a prince to rescue her. She and Hamlin rely on their faith to make their dreams come true. Fans of fairy tales will enjoy this story." - School Library Journal