This book was definitely a great read! I was captured by the great story and very interesting characters from beginning to end. I couldn't wait to start the next book in the series, "Thief", which I am now reading. I definitely recommend this series of books to anyone who craves romance, adventure and Christian faith all included in the stories!
This book kept me up at night, the medieval plot holding me captive with spellbinding fascination. The research -well explained before entering the story- fulfilled my curiosity of the beginnings of the ancient church and its encroachment upon Celtic ideas. Windsor penned hard-fought warfare, both physical and spiritual, not holding back the blunt, gritty truth of what the characters faced during this time period. The story inspired me to keep up the good fight.
Healer was a great read. A bit gruesome at times, Healer was also subtle in regards to edgy content, but a compelling novel for sure. The history regarding Briton and the folklore that dated back to the early church was interesting. It's obvious the author knows this time period well.
I loved the romance in this story most of all, but the spiritual thread was pretty strong, too. I loved how Brenna was always showing the love of Christ through how she lived her life. It was cool how the author showed that Brenna's faith changed the people around her. She always gave God the credit for miracles, but she had periods of doubt and loneliness as well, especially prior to meeting Ronan. I loved how the heroine was able to heal not only Ronan's body, but how God used her to heal his soul as well. She made him want to live again.
Seeing their love slowly develop and deepen was probably the best part of the story. Windsor has a gift for writing romantic tension. At the same time, their long-term relationship couldn't be based on a lie. I loved how this whole thread unraveled and brought them closer together in the end.
I though Ronan was a great hero because he was so dedicated to Brenna. Then again, he did owe her his life. She was a true healer and used by God to bless many. That theme was so well done in this book. Parts of the story reminded me of The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson. If you read both stories you will see why. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
I spent 30 minutes pouring over the "extras" before starting the book and was glad I did. I had no difficulty in following the unusual names and places and staying up with the plot. Linda's research is flawless. The story has just the right amount of twists and turns. She presents a solid picture of Christian beliefs during this time period and shows the power of the name of Jesus - thank you. I'm anxious to see where Caden's life takes him in book too.