24 April 2012

International Review by Marian Baay - The Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman


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

Rachel Dunne is the Irish Healer in this story. In her hometown in Ireland a child under her care died. Now she’s accused of murder and is fleeing to London. There her cousin has obtained a position as assistant for her with Dr. James Edmunds.

Dr. Edmunds’ wife died three years ago and he blames himself for her death. His father also died over a year ago and left him the family estate. The last wish of his father was that James would raise his daughter on the family property. Therefore Rachel is helping him pack his belongings.

Rachel vowed not to use her healing abilities anymore, but she finds out it’s harder to ignore her calling than she thought. Soon she falls in love with James, but she thinks there are too many obstacles that make a relationship seem impossible.

Both Rachel and James feel abandoned by God. But when the cholera epidemic is sweeping through London they must learn to pray and trust God again.

Nancy Herriman writes a promising debut novel! She really made me feel like I was in London with her lively descriptions. Her knowledge of healing seems accurate and therefore she writes a believable story. She also knows how to attract attention to the story. The more I read the more I liked the story.


Good job, Nancy!



This book was requested from the publisher through NetGalley.  My opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.  


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45 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great review MARIAN. :)

    And thanks for the wonderful book NANCY!

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  2. Thanks Teresa! You were up late... or early. ;)

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  4. TERESA doesn't sleep much, MARIAN. My little grandson would say she is nocturnal. He says frogs are nocturnal b/c they don't sleep at night. He was only 4 yrs. old at the time so we were duly impressed. Maybe TERESA was a frog in her past life and she got kissed by a prince. lol She must have been a pretty frog!

    Nice review of this book, MARIAN! NANCY wrote a fine debut book to be sure. I love the cover!

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  5. Thanks for the kind review, Marian!

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  6. You're welcome NANCY. I'm looking forward to read your next book. :)

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  7. Sorry to hear that T. doesn't sleep much, DIANA. Praying she will sleep better!

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  8. Thanks, Marian! I am enjoying my listen to this audiobook!

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  9. Are you going to do a review too, this week CARRIE?

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  10. I don't know if I will be completely done with my listen. I really am enjoying it so far, though!

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  11. DIANA Ribbit! Ribbit! I feel like I'm nocturnal most nights. Maybe one day I'll be able to sleep like a normal person. :)

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  12. Love the cover! I look forward to reading this book soon...
    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Teresa I surely hope and pray you will sleep tonight.

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  14. PATTY, the cover is lovely indeed! Hope you'll enjoy reading the story.

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  15. MARIAN, thank you I hope so too but I just left my mom at the nursing home and she is very sick. There may not be any rest for the weary or the nocturnal frogs tonight. :)

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  16. Like the cover of this book and it sounds very interesting!! I would love to win and read this!!! Thank you for the chance! frederickmolly@yahoo.com

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  17. Love the cover, the story sounds very interesting.

    Jen.whitney08@gmail.com

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  18. Hi, MOLLY! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  19. I agree, JEN! The cover is great and so is the book. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. The story sounds interesting and the cover is beautiful. Hope to read it soon.
    ldwrncpn@comcast.net

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  21. LORI, it is a very good story, I know you will enjoy it.

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  22. TERESA, sorry to hear about your mom. I will pray for her. Hope she gets better soon.

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  23. The epidemic and the idea of a healer adds so much to this sotry. I love that it is set in Ireland.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. I love all things that deal with anything Celtic (I'm Scottish). Would love to read this.

    ladette{at}live{dot}com

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  25. love anything celtic! my email is pinkbonnie93@yahoo.com

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  26. this looks like a good read!
    myonlyhope80@yahoo.com

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  27. Hope I win! bonniegirlster@gmail.com

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  28. CAROL, I also found it intriguing the idea of a healer. I just had to read this book. :)

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  29. All of those Anonymous ladies are entered in the drawing. We even have two Bonnies...
    Good luck!

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  30. Thanks to everyone for their interest so far! Good luck!!

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  31. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  32. Good luck in the drawing Karenk!

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  33. What a beautiful cover! I'd love a chance at winning this book...sounds great and being Irish myself, I tend to gravatate towards books with an Irish theme.
    Thank you for the entry. Have a blessed day!

    Sandee61

    Muzzley56(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. I can't wait to read it! Enter me please.
    Ashley Roberts
    flwhizkid@yahoo.com

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  35. SANDEE and ASHLEY, thanks for stopping by! Hope you get the chance to read this book.

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  36. Being married into an Irish family I would love to read this book. I love all things Irish!

    mafinnegan(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I love anything Irish, plus this sounds good. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  38. VICKI, thanks for stopping by. You're entered.
    Hope you'll enjoy the book when you get the chance to read it.

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  39. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. We will enter you in the contest MELANIE. Good luck!

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  41. I'm nocturnal, too and my prince kisses me everyday ;)

    Great review! You just keep adding to my TBR!

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  42. ANNE, I better go to sleep now, before you are going to say I'm nocturnal too. I'm 6 hours ahead of y'all, so I should be in bed by now.

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  43. Oh... and you're entered in the contest, too ANNE! ;)

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