Thursday, September 23, 2010

Healer (Book 1 in the Brides of Alba Series) Review

BareFoot Days
Set in 6th century Scotland during the time of King Arthur, a mother's dying prophecy sends Brenna into hiding.  Twenty years later, Brenna is a trained healer living with just her, Faol.

After seeing a young man wounded, Brenna is determined to restore him back to health.  Out of loneliness and duty she takes him back to her cave, knowing nothing about him.  Is he of her clan, or of the ones that hunt her and seek to kill her?  Will she be able to fulfill her mother's prophecy and bring peace to the clans, or will she live in hiding forever?  

Healer was a book I did not want to put down.  Each chapter ended with some kind of suspense, leading me to want to read on.  This was the first book I've read set during this time period and I really enjoyed it.  The glossary and history facts that Ms. Windsor included, were very helpful.  I can't wait to read the next book in this series.  Thief (Book 2) to be released June 1, 2011 and Rebel (Book 3), March 1, 2012.

About the Author

As students head back to classes this fall, they will have the opportunity to meet new friends, experience new things and learn more about the world outside familiar surroundings. It is likely these young adults will face situations they may not know how to deal with, especially when it comes to the appeal of New Age thinking. From Wicca and Ouija to Goth and Celtic, teens and young adults are surrounded by the desire for a spiritual connection.
Helping young people drawn in by this way of thinking is a cause near and dear to author Linda Windsor’s heart. Windsor’s research for her series of early Celtic novels resulted in a personal mission to provide Christians with an effective witness to reach their unbelieving family and friends. Healer, which reveals early church history, much of which has been lost or neglected due to intentional and/or inadvertent error by its chroniclers. The knowledge of early church history enabled Linda to reach her daughter, who became involved in Wicca after being stalked and assaulted in college, and blaming the God of her childhood faith.  You can read more about Linda and her books at her website, Linda's Place.

Thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, from The B&B Media Group for sending me this book to review.

1 comment:

  1. This is a book that I also reviewed. I loved it and am glad you enjoyed it, as well.


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