Could have been better

The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson.

     Apprenticed to a healer, Rose is desperate to escape her unhappy home and an unwanted marriage.  Through her healing duties, she comes in contact with the two sons of the local duke.  They both fall in love with her, (naturally) but who should she choose?  The playboy who perhaps can’t be trusted?  Or the heir who is searching for the evil magician who threatens his bethrothed?  And who is this mysterious absent fiancee?  Will Rose ever find the love she craves and learn to trust God with her future?

     Iwas really looking forward to this one.  I love the cover!  But it fell short for me.  The plot was too predictable, there wasn’t enough romantic tension, and I didn’t buy some of Rose’s angst.  The spiritual warfare that came out of nowhere up towards the end felt forced.  In spite of those things, I enjoyed this book.  Rose is a character we can sympathize and learn with.  I would recommend it to teens who love inspirational fiction and fairytales.   However, I think it could have been much better.  I wanted more from this story.  I’m looking forward to further work from this author.

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