It is well noted that many readers, apart from myself, have selected this novel for review because it is similar to Outlander. Being a fan of Outlander, I do not think that The Healer compares equally because it is so much better! In fact The Healer is my favorite Scottish romance of all time!
Butler's writing style is beyond impressive. It is something of pure magic and the kind of descriptive, romantic writings that is difficult to find in the modern industry. This story had everything that I was looking for. It has a strong plot and a sexy and yet light hearted romance that is as rugged as the Scottish landscape. It contained brief moments of action that only aided the central focus of the book.
This book is a romantic love story that reminds not only myself, but really anyone that reads it as to why we love such books as The Healer. It's beautiful and meaningful and yet it is relatable to readers. The romance is not so extreme that it overpowers the book. Each detail is carefully woven into the fibers of the story and I could not find a single flaw. This book is perfection at its best!
Whether or not you are a fan of Outlander or have never even heard of the series before, do read The Healer. It will leave you breathless and you will quickly come to see as to why Butler is one of the most distinguished authors of her time.
Curb your Outlander cravings with Allison Butler’s seriously sexy Scottish novel about an English woman, a Scottish Laird, a case of mistaken identity and a love that will surpass all barriers.
An outcast in her own home for as long as she can remember, Lynelle Fenwick will do anything to earn her father’s approval. Including exaggerating her healing skills, and setting off alone to rescue her step-brother from a band of raiding Scots.
Living under a curse that has haunted the Closeburn Clan for years, Laird William Kirkpatrick, will do anything to save his sole surviving brother. He may not believe in curses, but his clan does, and the growing number of graves seems to support their side.
Having banished all healers from the clan for trickery, he has no choice but to allow an Englishwoman, claiming to be a skilled healer, into his home and into the room of his wounded brother.
Enemies by birth and circumstance, they can only succeed together. But blood runs deep, and tensions high. What matters the desires of a heart?