Monday, March 12, 2012

The Irish Healer By Nancy Herriman

I received this e-book from Worthy Publishing through NetGalley.com for free for my honest review of this e-book.



Book Description:
Accused of murdering a child under her care, Irish healer Rachel Dunne flees the ensuing scandal while vowing to never sit at another sickbed. She no longer trusts in her abilities-or God's mercy--though when a cholera epidemic sweeps through London, she feels compelled to nurse the dying daughter of the enigmatic physician she has come to love. James Edmunds, wearied by the deaths of too many patients, has his own doubts about God's grace. Together, they will have to face their darkest fears . . . and learn what it means to have real faith.

About Nancy Herrimann:
The Irish Healer is Nancy Herriman’s fourth completed manuscript, and it was runner-up in the Historical Fiction category of the 2009 ACFW Genesis contest. She also won the 2006 RWA Daphne du Maurier award for Best Unpublished Mystery/Romantic Suspense and has been a finalist in other contests. Nancy is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two teenagers, and is very active in the music ministry at her church.


My Thoughts:

The Irish Healer is Nancy Herriman's debut novel and it is awesome.  The Irish Healer is about Rachel Dunne, a healer from Ireland, who comes to England to help a widowed doctor pack up his home so he can move.  Rachel leaves Ireland after being accused of killing a child she was caring for. She was found not guilty but that didn't stop people from her town to shun her and her family.   Dr James Edmunds is looking to retire from medicine and spend time with his estranged daughter. Since his wife's death, the toddler has been raised by his sister in law.  Rachel comes to England to do the packing job and finds herself constantly being pulled in the healing direction.   As much as she wants to put the healing profession behind her, God continues to put people in her path that need her help.

The Irish Healer is a beautiful story.   A historical fiction novel but there is definitely a touch of romance in this novel that makes it an all around beautiful story.  The characters are real people who deal with real life situations.  The time period and places in this novel are well researched and beautifully described. As I read I could picture it all in my mind from the homes, the neighborhoods, and the clothing.  This story also shows our characters who in the beginning lack faith and their journey to finding that faith and each other.  I had a hard time putting this book down, I really found myself lost in all it has to offer. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Christian Fiction with some romance. You won't be disappointed. I am excited to read more of Nancy Herriman's books!

Nancy Herriman's website where you can read the first chapter of this wonderful book and watch the book trailer: http://www.nancyherriman.com/Home_Page.html



2 comments:

  1. Oooo... I think I would like reading this. Thanks for the nice review!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed the review Anne! Its an awesome story!

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