The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

Five stars

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.

This series is one of my favorites in the YA genre! These books are ones that I could read and reread! The Healer’s Apprentice was a very sweet story and great way to start the series. It also had a hint of mystery and suspense that left you with a need to know how it ended.

This book is great for readers who love medieval fairy tale retellings. It also has a sweet romance to tie into the plot that adds to the enjoyment. This whole series was full of adventure and intrigue that I very much enjoyed!

Rose was a very sweet character and one that I could relate with as I read. The whole book was a delight! Melanie Dickerson is a stunning author and I almost always enjoy her books. I would definitely recommend this book!

“The pain in his chest grew so intense it took his breath away. So this is what a broken heart feels like.”

― Melanie Dickerson, The Healer’s Apprentice

Your turn!

Do you enjoy retellings? Have you read many books set in medieval times? Have you read The Healer’s Apprentice?

Blessings, Allyson


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