I reviewed Carol Cassella’s Healer in January when it came out in hardcover. In honor of its paperback release, the publisher has offered a giveaway to one of you.
I’ve reprinted my review here:
After her husband’s devastating financial crisis, Claire and her teen daughter Jory move to a recently-acquired fixer-upper vacation property in a small mountain town so that they can sell their home in an upscale area of Seattle, while her husband Addison tries to save his business.
The name of the book refers to Claire’s profession of medicine which she abandoned to raise her daughter. She decides to take it up again when she is lucky to find work as the the assistant to an aging overbooked doctor in this small town that caters mostly to uninsured migrant farm workers.
The act of work does much to heal her soul from its loss and to smooth lost expectations, and thus we see the theme of the title encompassing the healing of relationships: husband and wife, mother and daughter.
As Claire gets involved in the clinic, she finds herself in the middle of a medical mystery that hits closer to home than she might ever have imagined.
Carol Wiley Cassella’s Healer will appeal to anyone who has ever had to deal with a change of life plans, weathered strain on a marriage, or raised a teen daughter, especially someone who is curious about the medical profession.
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Leave a comment here if you’d like to win a copy (U.S. addresses only). We’ll announce the winner on June 29.
Jennifer Donovan knows what it’s like to work through the stress that is natural in relationships. She keeps most of that private, but might touch on the topics at her blog Snapshot.