In gold rush-era San Francisco, Sarah Whittier plans to use the house left to her by family friend Josiah to open an art studio. But then an angry man claiming to be Josiah's son challenges the inheritance. When rumors of gold hidden inside the house place her life in danger, will it soften the vengeful man's heart?
In 1882, Sarah Whittier dreams of opening an art studio run by immigrant women. She plans to use the house left to her by family friend Josiah Cady as collateral for her studio. But will all be lost when the inheritance is challenged by an angry man claiming to be Josiahs son and legal heir? Rumor of gold nuggets hidden in the house, place Sarahs life in danger. Her future uncertain and her safety threatened, Sarah has nowhere to turn. That is, unless she can soften a vengeful mans heartand they both learn that love is finer than any gold.
Nancy Herriman's The Irish Healer was runner-up in the historical fiction category of the 2009 ACFW Genesis contest. She is also a past winner of the RWA Daphne du Maurier Award for Best Unpublished Mystery/Romantic Suspense and has been a finalist in other contests.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 Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two teenage children, and is very active in the music ministry of her church.