The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson
Genre: inspirational, historical, young adult
Date: September 15, 2010
Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon
Fiction Addict Scorecard: B
It was a little over a year ago that I first read a Melanie Dickerson book. I fell instantly in love with her gift for stories! This year I have resolved to read more of the books that have piled up on my To-Be-Read pile (island…OK, it’s a planet!) and I am making good progress so far. The Healer’s Apprentice is a retelling of The Sleeping Beauty, which is my ALL TIME favorite fairy tale.
Rose is a kind and gentle young woman with a gift for storytelling, and a passion for life and Lord Hamlin, however, he is already betrothed. She struggles find her destiny. She thinks she knows what she wants in life, but it isn’t until she lets go and hands her future path over to God that she begins to feel peace. Wilhelm, Lord Hamlin, has never had a problem fulfilling his duty as the future Duke. But when he meets Rose his life is turned upside down and he is conflicted by the pull of his heart and his responsibility as his father’s heir.
A sweet romance and a life lesson, that when we follow God’s calling and do the right thing, He will bless our path. Although it may be in a way we least expect.
I am so glad I finally read this story and look forward on catching up on the rest of the Hagenheim series in the near future. Don’t miss A Noble Servant, book 3 of the Thornbeck series, releasing in May 2017!