The Healer by Allison Butler
Publisher: Escape Publishing (October 2014)
224 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $3.53)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart
Lynelle is an outcast among her father’s people and disowned by her father, so when her half-brother is taken by Scots she hopes getting the boy back will finally win her father’s favor, but in order to get the boy back she promises to act as a healer for a few weeks, neglecting to tell the Scottish Laird she has healing knowledge but no actual experience with real patients. This scenario could have gone far more wrong than it did for Lynelle, but I found her determination inspiring, seeing her through even during the few times when she lacked self-confidence. William is tortured by grief, having lost many close family members and he is very reluctant to let Lynelle past his protective walls, until he fears he might lose her. I liked the short sex scenes—longer is not necessarily better, and I really appreciated the “abbreviated” length of those in this story. Interesting story of Scots/English relations along the border.