Why do you read?
I read because there are truths out there I don’t know that I want to know.
So I typically don’t read much fiction because it’s not, well, true. However, certain fiction contains much truth. Both truths about the world and truths about relationships.
I’m glad The Healer’s Apprentice has both.
Author Melanie Dickerson (my friend!) wrote her debut published novel with teen girls in mind, but no matter. I learned from and enjoyed the story just as much as I suspect my daughter will.
Set in the 1300’s, the plot revolves around young Rose apprenticing to be the town healer. When she’s called upon to take care of Lord Hamlin’s wound, her becoming-of-age story really begins.
Melanie does an excellent job weaving in historical facts from the medieval time period within the love story, as well as keeping a realistic Christian perspective on Rose’s spiritual life.
That God had a good plan for Rose all along, and she only needed to trust God. I believe the same is true for all of us.
And her parting words of advice?
God is the God of the impossible. You can do anything He strengthens you to do.
I’m grateful to Melanie for writing the kind of fiction I like to read and for being the kind of author I like to support. True through and through.
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I’m grateful for honest fiction.
What are you grateful for today?
We’re adding one new thing each day of November at Rebecca’s.