So, normally I don’t read romance. It’s just not a genre I prefer. However, the author reached out to me and offered a copy of A Healing Touch in exchange for an honest review. I was hesitant to accept, but then I read that it was was a historical fiction that dealt with herbal healing, so I couldn’t say no.
Molly Hilliard sets off on a journey to the Northwest Territory in hopes to set up a medical practice. Along the way she meets Romney Applewood. After ten years of living with the Delaware Indians he wants to head back east, away from his past.
A Healing Touch started off well. The writing really hooked me from the beginning. I could tell from the first few pages that the author had done an incredible amount of research. She incorporated factual events throughout the entire story.
While the events were factual, and true to the time period, I wish there had been a little more representation from the Native American point of view. To be fair, that something I wish for from every frontier story.
The plot of the story moved quickly. There wasn’t a dull moment at all. The thing I appreciated most was the growth between the characters. If I read a romance I want to have depth. I will say I think it could have been just a touch shorter. By the last conflict, I was just ready for their happy ending. They had already faced so much.
Over all, I really enjoyed A Healing Touch. If you are a historical fiction reader, this one is for you.
My Rating: 4/5