The Welsh Healer: A Novel of 15th Century England

The Welsh Healer: A Novel of 15th Century England

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by Ginger Myrick, Arleigh Johnson
     
 

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***THIS STORY CONTAINS ELEMENTS OF THE SUPERNATURAL. IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO THIS SUBJECT, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!***

"... Do you want your child to be burned for a witch? If someone should catch her at it, they will cry witchcraft and claim she is consorting with the devil ..."

The Welsh Healer: A Novel of 15th Century England tells the compelling

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***THIS STORY CONTAINS ELEMENTS OF THE SUPERNATURAL. IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO THIS SUBJECT, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!***

"... Do you want your child to be burned for a witch? If someone should catch her at it, they will cry witchcraft and claim she is consorting with the devil ..."

The Welsh Healer: A Novel of 15th Century England tells the compelling story of a young woman growing up in the midst of the Hundred Years' War. Spanning the reigns of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V, it touches upon historical events including the Welsh rebellion, the English army's invasion of France, and their triumph at Agincourt.

Arlais is the gentle and free-spirited daughter of a humble Welsh household. Though just managing to scrape out a living in the rugged hills of northern Wales, her loving environment and strong family ties make for a happy home. But there is more to her than meets the eye. She is endowed with a mystical gift passed down through an ancient line of healers. She has been told her entire life that she is the fulfillment of a prophecy and destined to preserve the bloodline of kings. But despite the wondrous expectations for her future, she is content to wait for her intended mate, a mysterious man seen in a dream on her tenth birthday.

But the Welsh rebellion strikes and turns her world upside down. Arlais is forced to journey across the whole of Britain to live with a distant relative. While the events foretold by the prophecy unfold around her, she settles into the unfamiliar country continuing her path toward fulfilling her destiny and experiencing companionship, heartache, and even love along the way.

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Historical-FIction.com - Arleigh Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written story in an uncommon setting! ... This is yet another gem of a novel from an author who is not only a book lover and avid reader of historical fiction, but also a writer possessing a talent for naturally flowing and elegant prose, and excellent editor to boot. As with her other novel, El Rey: A Novel of Renaissance Iberia, this self-published eBook reads like a classic Anya Seton novel, with interesting characters and authentic settings ...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016473406
Publisher:
Ginger Myrick
Publication date:
10/28/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
374
Sales rank:
584,624
File size:
929 KB

Meet the Author

Winner of the Rosetta Literary Contest 2012, Ginger Myrick was born and raised in Southern California. She is a self-described wife, mother, animal lover, and avid reader. Along with the promotion for three novels, WORK OF ART: LOVE & MURDER IN 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK, THE WELSH HEALER: A NOVEL OF 15th CENTURY ENGLAND and EL REY: A NOVEL OF RENAISSANCE IBERIA, she is currently crafting novel #4. She is a Christian who writes meticulously researched historical fiction with a 'clean' love story at the core. She hopes to persevere with her newfound talent and show the reading community that a romance need not include graphic details to convey deep love and passion.

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The Welsh Healer: A Novel of 15th Century England 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being of Welsh descent and a long time medieval history geek, I'm always excited to read anything that combines the two. The Welsh Healer was not a disappointment. Ginger Myrick winds a lovely, whimsical tale around the subjects of natural magic, faith, destiny, love, loyalty, friendship and Fate, all tied together in the late 14th and early 15th Century British Isles. The Welsh Healer is the story of a lovely girl, Arlais, who faces challenges and losses, as we all do, but stands up to take control of her fate instead of being victim to it. Sprinkled with magical overtones and loaded with Welsh folklore made tangible, this was a lovely, refreshing read and I look forward to more work by Ms. Myrick
GingerDawnHarman More than 1 year ago
The Welsh Healer: A Novel of 15th Century England By Ginger Myrick Reviewed by Ginger Dawn Harman As an active and voracious reader, one of the secret pleasures I have is the anticipation of a newly purchased book. Seeking a new author for me is a harrowing ordeal; the sentiment that I must avoid all other authors and try to not feel guilty because as a reader I fall into the category of “most loyal” to those personal favorites. However, every so often I will find someone that has been recommended or I will be reading a blog that I find captivating. This is exactly what happened, I was at a blog called, Unusual Historicals; A handful of historical authors who brave the wilds of unusual settings and times to create distinctive, exciting novels just outside of the mainstream. I read about Ginger Myrick and my curiosity was piqued! The Welsh Healer: A Novel of 15th Century England by Ginger Myrick is a captivating, powerful, and enchanting novel. This novel has a complete understanding of the English historical monarchies that intertwines the legends of Welsh prophesies and a mystical power of a young woman named Arlais. Arlais is the gentle and free-spirited daughter of a humble Welsh household. She is endowed with a mystical gift passed down through an ancient line of healers. Her transformation as a young woman to a grandmother embodies the growth of awareness and inherited wisdom from an aunt named Briallen and her mother. Ginger Myrick takes great thoughtfulness and fully develops each character. Myrick sets several interconnected subplots in motion that explore the complexity beneath the surface of an idyllic little home in the woods compared to the house of royals and Peter with his service to the King. Briallen was my personal favorite character with her gentle insight. Yet, my favorite quote came from Arlasis’s mother. She states, “Do not let your future be spoiled over a rash mistake, we cannot will things to progress, and pursuits worth doing often take time.” This is so true. Ginger Myrick does not rush the reader with lots of overuse of action or drama nor is this a quick tale. Nevertheless, she has crafted a novel of friendship with Richard and that has enthralled this reader by the recounting of the pivotal years of Henry IV through Henry VII as seen through a young woman’s transformation. Ginger Myrick writes with careful attention and historical accuracy. Myrick has knitted a tale of disappointments, struggles and testing of the human spirit. Life gets more complicated each day as Arlais searches for answers but the path is not always clear. The story reads smoothly, and I found it very rich; much like the “luxurious ermine-trimmed lap robe”. Honestly, I can’t remember when I cared so passionately about how a novel might end. I highly recommend The Welsh Healer: A Novel of 15th Century England by Ginger Myrick. This novel is a true treasure of a read that left this reader as a “butterfly hovering near a resting place as a sign of everlasting peace” that “flutters aloft on gossamer faerie wings”.