26 April 2012

Diana Flowers Reviews The Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman



The Irish Healer 
by Nancy Herriman
(Worthy Publishing, 2012)


4.5 stars~
Heartwarming Romance!


In The Irish Healer, Nancy Herriman has crafted a tender tale that takes our lovely young heroine, Rachel Dunne, from the lush blue-green, heather-filled hills of Ireland, to the sooty gray, crowded streets of 1830s London. Rachel is known as a healer in her native Ireland, but after being accused of murdering a patient under her care, Rachel flees to London. She secures employment with a wealthy physician, James Edmunds, but only to help him pack and organize his belongings, vowing never to be a healer ever again.


Dr. Edmunds, is hiding his own secret demons, and is in the process of closing down his practice and retiring on his country estate. Upon visiting, Finchingfield, as James's estate is called, Rachel falls in love with the emerald covered hills, his charming reddish brick home, and lovely fenced garden, and James Edmunds. However she knows a discredited Irish healer would never make an appropriate mistress there, and keeps her feelings towards the good doctor hidden.


As secrets begin to unfurl, will their budding love for one another turn into mutual contempt? Will Rachel learn to forgive herself for the death that occurred under her care?.. and more importantly, forgive God for allowing it to happen? When cholera strikes will she rescind her vow never to be a healer again?


The further I got into this book, the more I loved it! It is truly a heartwarming, romantic tale of forgiveness and redemption. The main characters were very realistic, struggling with an undeserved lack of self worth and unforgiveness. The spiritual thread is strong, and with a satisfying conclusion, I believe we have alot to look forward to in the future by Nancy Herriman. Very nicely written!

*I received a copy of this book from Net Galley and was not  
  required to write a positive review.



The Irish Healer is available for purchase on Amazon, as well as on Christian Book Distributors,  and on Barnes and Noble as well as in other fine book stores.


GIVEAWAY:  Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week’s contest.  Drawing will be late Saturday.  Your choice of Nancy Herriman’s books, choice of format.

35 comments:

  1. Diana as usual you have created a masterpiece! :)

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  2. MARIAN I hope our sweet friend DIANA is feeling better today.

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  3. Thank you, sweet ladies! I have a monstrosity of a headache. Can you tell me what that has to do with the kidneys, I wonder? sheesh

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  4. Praying you feel better soon, Diana! I have HA today, too.

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  5. Praying for all of my friends today that they will feel better!

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  6. Prayers all around. The team of OTT must be doing something right for God, or the enemy would not fight us so! But "Ye are of God, little children, and have OVERCOME them because greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world!" 1 John 4:4

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  7. I would so LOVE to read this book!
    ladette[at]live[dot]com

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  8. This sounds like an interesting read, thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. LADETTE, thank you for coming back and trying again. Persistency is a trait we LOVE here at OTT!

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  10. Hi, WENDY! You're welcome. I hope you can get a copy in your hands soon...it will be well worth your while. I'm really looking forward to seeing what Nancy has in store for us in the future-bookwise.

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  11. this is a great book.
    Enjoyed your review.
    Looking forward to Nancy's next book.

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  12. Forgot my e-mail. Sorry.
    wilmamet6(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Thank you so much, WILMA, for your kind words. I am as well!

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  14. WILMA, even though you have already read the book, you can be assured that you will be entered in the giveaway. I saw your unselfish reason for wanting to win a copy, and my heart was touched. Others...that's what our lives should be about. Even if we are afflicted in our bodies, and can't do as much as we may like...there is always something we can do to encourage another. Thank you, dear.

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  15. I love stories in this setting and era. I have never read anything by this author.

    Joyfulhutch(at)msn(dot)com

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  16. Hey, MICHELLE! Nice to see you here. I believe you will thoroughly enjoy this heartwarming story!

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  17. Hi everyone - have enjoyed reading about "Irish Healer" this week. Sounds like a story that I would like. Please put my name in the hat for the give away.
    Sharon
    smoore at tcq dot net
    ps. Thank you for your prayers and e-hugs the past two weeks. Mom's final resting place goodbye is tomorrow. Then I will take some time for myself.

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  18. SHARON, your name is in the hat, sweetie, and another long distance cyber-hug to you. Praying for peace for you, during this oh so trying time. Take some time just for yourself, doing some things you love, and pamper yourself and don't feel guilty. It's ok and what your mom would have wanted you to do I'm sure!

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  20. Entering a comment for my sis in law who is unable to post a comment on here. She would love a chance to read this book!

    ~Barbara Smith~
    thatoldgal@gmail.com

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  21. Thanks again to everyone who is looking forward to reading my book, and good luck!

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  22. I'm part Irish, both of my children are in the medical profession and I love historical fiction. Sounds like a book I need to read! Thank you for the review! Cynthia Howerter email:cynthiahowerter@verizon.net

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  23. CYNTHIA, I am a total mutt...1/2 Dutch, and the rest Scottish, Irish, and English. So I guess that is why I love them all! :) But I particularly enjoy the Irish, and I'm certain you will enjoy our lovely Irish heroine in The Irish Healer. Thank you for stopping by!

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  24. Uh, headache with kidney problems means you're dehydrated and need more water!!! Been there, done that!

    Now, that is one fine review, Lady Di :) Irish anything is usually right up my alley, with such a strong heritage. And I am loving this cover!

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  25. Oh, and I noticed it says it won for Mystery/Romantic Suspense, so is it safe to say it is not your standard historical?! Cuz you know I love a good mystery :)

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  26. I've read several very positive reviews of this book so now I am convinced it is a book I'd like to read. I like to read books with the theme of forgiveness and redemption; we seem to all have to continually do one or the other! Please enter me in the book drawing. Thanks.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  27. Thank you, Lady ANNE. Your diagnosis was incorrect...I have a kidney stone and a kidney infection. Don't I just beat all you have ever seen!? Well, at least I keep people praying. lol Mysery/Romantic---really? I'm trying to remember the mystery; maybe TERESA or MARIAN do. I can barely remember what I had for lunch today. Granted both of our main characters have their secrets...oh, yes, they do!

    My sis in law calls me Lady Di, and several other friends, so you have my permission as well, my deah. Does that sound southern haughty or what? lol! Thanks for coming by, ANNE! You are always such a joy!

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  28. oops not Mysery/Romantic...what a terrible typo! :( Mystery!

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  29. Diana: I admire the fact that you have tread/review objectively! Thank you for the frequent opportunities to enter the giveaways!

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  30. PAM, you are so right! As long as there are people in the world we will have to go through the forgiving process quite often! lol! Forgiveness of others and of oneself runs strong in this book.

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  31. Thank you, ANONYMOUS! If you would like to enter the giveaway, please leave an email addy so we can find you should you win.:)

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  32. Friends, please pray for our dear CARRIE, who is suffering with a migraine. Heavenly Father, we ask you to touch Carrie right now and ease her headache and the nausea associated with it. Heal her now dear Lord, and help her to get a restful night sleep, and wake up relaxed, refreshed, and pain free, in the precious name of Jesus. Amen!

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  33. DIANA, Thanks again for the awesome review! My tummy and headache have had me out of commission much of the day. I used that to my advantage and listened to the rest of The Irish Healer in bed and have my audiobook review set for tomorrow morning. TTFN (Ta Ta for now!)

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  34. You're welcome, Carrie. Feel better, sweetie! We had prayer for you above while you were probably typing your comment, and believing the Master is going to touch you mightily.

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