It's the 13th century and the Holy Mother Church is under attack. Pope Honorius creates the Inquisition and sends Dominican Friars into Christendom to root out and punish heretics.
In the quiet English village of Aldinoch sixteen-year-old Lily and her twin brothers are recovering from the mysterious disappearance of their parents. Lily has been apprenticed to the village healer, Alice.
When Alice is accused of witchcraft and imprisoned by the Inquisition Lily and her brothers know they must try to free her. To do so they'll need allies and a great deal of courage - especially now that Alice has been named The Witch of Leper Cove.
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Lyllie, Edric, and Wyllym suddenly find themselves orphaned and alone in the town of Aldinoch, England in the 13th century. The siblings are separated and given to local residents to raise. Lily finds herself under the guidance of Alice, the town's healer, while Wyll is sent to work hard and Edric enters the Church. Alice is kind and wise, and she tends to a group of lepers who are isolated from the community. The lives of the three siblings continue to intertwine as they each struggle to adjust to their new circumstances. A local cleric who is bent on rising to power within the church commits a fraud and he sets Alice to take the blame. What follows is an exciting, spellbinding, rush of conflict that kept me flipping pages, hooked completely on the story. This is the kind of book that all will enjoy - young adults as well as adults. The history was well researched and weaved into the story with veracity. It is an enduring tale of love and loss, danger and victimization. More importantly, it is about strength and the will to survive despite the adversity life can throw at us. A truly lovely story! One to savor and enjoy. I loved it!