The Herb-Woman's Gift

The Herb-Woman's Gift

by Lisa Grim


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In 1890, a woman still unmarried at twenty-one is an old maid: "on the cull list" in the language of the Ozark Mountains. For Meely Simmans, however, helping the sick is far more important than becoming a hill-man's wife.

While dealing with an often-ill mother and a restrictive yet distant father, Meely finds her passion in exploring the medicinal lore of the hills, taught to her by the local herbalist, Granny McRoy. But she wants more. She wants the gift of blood-stopping, an ancient, life-saving practice passed through the generations.

Armed with this gift, she begins to find respect and fear among the hill-folk, but when her world is shaken by an unexpected encounter with a young doctor from Eureka Springs, science, tradition, and love begin a battle for her mind and heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499739015
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/26/2014
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Lisa Grim is the author of "Singing Silence," "Yahweh's Women," and her latest novel, "The Herb-Woman's Gift." Whether historical or contemporary, her fiction focuses on powerful women and the men they love. Ms. Grim's study of psychology gave her the tools she needed to dig into the hidden motivations of her characters, exploring their passions and their fears.

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