The Secret Healer

  • by Ellin Carsta, Terry Laster - translator
  • Narrated by Angela Dawe
  • 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the fourteenth century, opportunities for women are limited to the home. But spirited young Madlen finds her calling as assistant to the city's trusted midwife, Clara. Working alongside Clara, Madlen develops a surprisingly soothing technique and quickly becomes a talented healer.
After Clara's tragic death, Madlen alone rushes to assist the birth of a local nobleman's child. But rather than the joy of birth, Madlen walks into an accusation of murder and witchcraft because of her extraordinary gifts. Forced to flee her own town, she establishes a new identity in the home of her aunt. Yet even though it endangers her life, she cannot resist the urge to help the sick patients who seek out her miraculous treatment. When she meets handsome Johannes - an investigator hired by the Church to bring her to justice for sacrilegious acts - she becomes drawn to the very man that could destroy her.
Will Madlen's gifts bring about her downfall? Or can love and reason prevail in a time of fearful superstition?

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Customer Reviews

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The Secret Healer was an enjoyable summer read

The story was fairly predictable. It is in the Victorian era when health care was limited, and was always delivered by men. Child birth, a "Women's Issue" or Bloodletting! Which do you choose? There is a bit of feminism..., and women helping women...great that era is gone.
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- sharon

14th Century setting

This was a good story but the background info was not in depth or consistent with the time.
I still enjoyed the story and plot.
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- Ruth Brinkerhoff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio