A gripping tale of love, loss, and hope unfolds on the planet of Etherea....
Ainsland, a virgin widow fleeing from her husband's murderer, and Collum, a healer who possesses supernatural abilities, are brought together by circumstance. What begins as a marriage of convenience for the couple evolves into one of great love and passion. Yet, Collum's tragic past and the ever-looming threat of Ainsland's vengeful pursuer's appearance in their close-knit rural community overshadow their ability to be truly content. When evil strikes and all seems lost, will it be the resilient, headstrong Ainsland who is able to save herself, her husband, and the people she has come to know and cherish or will Collum, determined and wise, somehow manage to rescue the love of his life before time runs out?
|Publisher:||On My Way Up LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I absolutely adored this book!! It was a true love story in all of the best senses of the term. I was unfamiliar with Ms. Cutrera and her writing but this book pulled me in from the first page...seriously! I mean, it is rare to be captured by the story from the get go like that but I was. She has a gift for storytelling and rolling out the back story as the book moves forward. I read it in one sitting and would happily read it again and again. The hero (Collum) and heroine (Ainsland) were perfect characters to me. They both had enough of the 'everyman' in them that I believe they would appeal to most readers, especially those who enjoy stories set in Medieval times. He is an inspired Healer and she a damsel in distress. Both have pain in their pasts and their pain can be healed together. They have more than their share of drama and trauma throughout the book but how they get through those problems is again, part of the story itself. Collum and Ainsland are tender and romantic and I fell in love with them both while they fell in love with one another. Their intimacy is graphic yet appropriate and heartfelt. I would suggest that it be for 18 and up. I hope that Ms. Cutrera has more stories to be written. I would love to see what else she comes up with. She has two previously published books - Over, Under, Across & Through and In a Manner of Speaking. I will be looking them both up for sure. Like I said, I would love to read this again and again and again and again and again! ***5 Stars*** *Note: I received this book in exchange for my unbiased and honest review. All opinions are my own and no further compensation was received.
Favorite Quotes: “If you don’t talk, then people won’t wonder.” “I think we don’t trust our hearts as much as we should sometimes. Yours may be leading you to where you should be. Whether it’s for good or bad, I can’t say. It simply is.” “How I love you, Ainsland. You are the world to me, a beautiful gift I want to keep near to me every day of my life.” My Review: I don’t often dabble in the genres of paranormal, or historical, or fantasy, but I decided I would for Barbara Cutrera - as I love her interesting and sweet stories as well as her thoughtful and gentle characters. The Healer’s Gift crosses all those genres as well as a sweet romance and steamy sensuality. I enjoyed all the varied and unique characters and had no problem keeping the large and extended family members straight. The plot was interesting and evolved quickly, and the storyline was adventuresome, dramatic, emotive, and on occasion - breathtakingly steamy. I am eager to reenter their world and continue the adventure with the next book in the series Jordon’s Way.
I loved this book! I Had a difficult time placing the book down and finished reading the book in half a day. With small children in the home, this is a miracle! Originally I was intrigued by Ainsland, the virgin widow... hmm, I wanted to see how the story played out. Page one complete, game on, I was hooked. Any lady would love to be healed by Collum, the physically strong leading man shrouded in mystery. Ainsland was not only a likeable leading lady, she was emotionally strong, slightly sassy, feminine, and smart. This book had the perfect amount of romance and suspense. I would love to read more books from this author!