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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?
©2015 Ellin Carsta. Translation © 2016 Terry Laster. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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3 out of 5 stars
By C.Joy S. on 02-07-17

First book I read where lies were the norm

Especially so for a book that spoke of the Bible, faith and God. I think there where lies on every page. Disappointed.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lydia Maier on 04-03-18

it's not great

the narrator was great, but the writing was meh. I really wanted to like this book because the premise was so amazing. But I felt like the writing was sub par, I couldn't get through 3 chapters. It's not awful, just not great.

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1 out of 5 stars
By angela ratheram on 06-30-16

The secret healer

Badly written and researched, not at all convincing would not recommend this book to anyone.

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5 out of 5 stars
By eddieb on 06-03-16

Brilliant story line.

I listened to the last ten chapters all in one go! I was fascinated. Couldn't wait to get to next chapter!

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3 out of 5 stars
By julee latimer on 12-02-16

Disappointing narration.

I felt that the narrater ruined the story with unbelievable voices that seemed to whisper and were without personality. The narration of actual text was gratingly harsh in comparison. It was difficult to finish listening.

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