Reviews for Healer of the Heart
Reviewed by Melisa,
Mareesa is a healer of the Imperial order. She requests to be send as a replacement healer after the old one is murdered. Knowing she could be walking into a viper’s nest its still better than what she’s leaving behind. She knows she’ll be killed if she stays at home. What she hadn’t expected was the Dost-to-be, Querl.
There is a spy in his home. Someone is trying to kill his uncle, the leader of their land. Even though he hasn’t practiced the ways of the warrior’s like his uncle and father wished, he can defend himself. Now that the beautiful Reesa has come, he finds he wants her with a fire that only she can quench.
Then he is attacked and would have died if Reesa hadn’t followed him to his room. He awakens he finds her on the floor, dying after taking his fatal wound into herself. He is able to learn who the spy is, and breaking a fragile treaty that is between his land and hers, he returns her back home, the only place where she stands a chance of living. That is if the healers there can—or will heal her.
Querl leaves her and his heart when he goes back home. But an urgent message sends him back to Reesa’s side. He wins her in a tournament but before they can even get used to the idea of being married, Querl has been called into war by his uncle. They are kidnapped and it takes all he can do to try and keep them alive.
I’ve never read any of
Linda Mooney’s work but
you can bet she’s on my list of
those to look out for. I’m not
all that big on the medieval era
but Linda was able to put me
there. Her characters are full
and rich in detail and I can’t
help but wonder what their
children would be like. Could
there be a sequel somewhere in
the making? As much flair as she
has with Reesa and Querl you
can’t help but wonder. And she
can sure put the steam in the
love scenes. There were places
that were laugh out loud funny
and some that were sad. You’ll
get angry at some of the players
and at times just want to give
them a hug. Top marks, Linda.
You truly have a work of art. I
couldn’t put it down. Anytime
you’re looking for a reviewer,
send it to me. I loved it! Top
marks all around!
Top Pick, Recommended Read
Reviewed by Anita Hartsell, Romance Reader at Heart
THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
Reviewed by Anya,
Mareesa, of Dangard, is the new healer sent to Bothe as part of a treaty between these two countries. No one knows the true reason for her coming to Bothe - to discover the truth about their healer, Cinta's death. Mareesa would make Cinta's murderer suffer. But she didn't count such a distraction like Querl.
Querl, of Bothe, is the heir of his uncle. He is shocked upon learning of Cinta's death, and even more curious about this new healer being a woman. Querl is immediately attracted to Mareesa, but has no clue as to why.
Along the way, they discover a passion like no other has ever felt before. But they must worry for danger is lurking behind the scenes. Jealously and attempted murders soon drive these apart. But with a little help, Querl wises up and fights for the woman he loves. But like true Linda Mooney fashion, even despite their newfound happiness, Querl and Mareesa still have many troubles to overcome.
Linda Mooney is an author who likes the put her characters through hell but at the end, they do get their happy ending. She enjoys writing romantic drama stories mixed in with amazing love scenes.
I was kind of nervous of reading this story at first, but so glad I overcame that uneasiness. Absolutely loved the drama and suspense. I especially came to cheer on the hero, Querl for saving the damsel in distress, Mareesa. Ms. Mooney has such an amazing way of making you not only care for but also feel the pain and joy of these characters.
I give this an overall rating of 5 Enchantments.
Reviewed by Melanie, Enchanting Reviews
Let me introduce you to Mareesa .A woman with extraordinary healing abilities requesting to go to a land she had never been to. To look after a people she did not know. To escape a fate that awaited her if she did not go. A woman who had a gentleness and grace that only a special man could fulfill.
Now for the hero in this tale. Querl - A man more Poet than Warrior. Who prefers to use his intellect rather then his brawn. A man who is more comfortable with book than with swords. A man with a gentleness that any woman would love to have by her side.
This is a tale that will remind you of the Knights in the Dark Ages. A story of a man and a woman brought together by feelings neither can deny. A love that will be tested by misunderstandings and betrayals. A tale of battles and tournaments, and the saving of a Kingdom.
Linda Mooney is a woman who writes the kind of books she likes to read. She went for years reading the same story over and over, until a friend told her to write what she wanted in a book. And an Author was born.
I loved this book because it reminded me of the Knight of old. The characters in it were lovable. And there were also ones that you just wanted to knock out. I love a tale where you can root for the hero and heroine and become engrossed in their story. I could not wait for the ending but did not want it to end. I hope this becomes a series of books involving this land, not just a stand alone.
Reviewed by Larena, Red Roses for Authors
From the province of Skandia
comes Mareesa a healer of
remarkable power. As the old
healer of the ruler of Bothe has
died and they request Skandia
for a new healer, Mareesa
petitions the council of healers
for the position. As Mareesa is
of the royal house in Skandia
her petition is accepted. This
is her one chance to get away
from the soldier that has abused
her. When she arrives in Bothe
Homes, who is the ruler, tests Mareesa to see how great her
healing powers are by severely
cutting his arm. Mareesa heals
him but loses consciousness
while doing so. Homes’ nephew
Querl catches her when she falls
and carries her to her room and
watches over her until she
regains consciousness. As Querl
and Mareesa become closer they
try to figure out who is trying
to kill Homes and Querl. When
Querl is attacked and almost
killed Mareesa heals him at the
risk of her own life. Querl
rushes Mareesa back home to
Skandia so the other healers can
restore her health. She lives
but is back in close proximity
to the solider so her life is
still in danger from him.
Shortly after returning to Bothe
Querl receives an urgent summons
to return to Skandia. There he
finds Mareesa in danger and must
fight the soldier to save her.
Querl takes her back to Bothe
but they still need to find out
who is behind the attacks. When
it is reveled who is behind the
attacks and why. It really makes
for a great twist in the story.
Reviewed by Kate, Coffee Time Romance
The country of Bothe is in a major bind ever since their Healer, Cintas was murdered. Holmes is the "Dost", ruler of the kingdom and along with his brother Patar and his nephew Querl, they must find a new healer soon or there will be major upheaval in the kingdom.
Maressa is a healer and a member of the royal family of Skandia. Maressa has petitioned the council to be the new healer for Bothe. She hopes they will allow her for she is afraid for her life ever since she was raped and abused by a guard of the Imperial fortress who won’t stop till he makes her his wife or even kill her so no one else can have her.
Maressa is granted her wish and travels to Bothe. She is quickly respected by the people, including Querl who starts to fall in love with her. Maressa and Querl are both confused by their feelings and Maressa feels unworthy because she is no longer a virgin. They soon become friends and confidantes until Maressa almost dies by protection of Querl. Querl must then fight for the right to have Maressa as his wife or she will end up in the hands of the man who almost destroyed her life.
Healer of the Heart is a wonderful fantasy tale with warriors, wizards and most importantly a passionate love story. Querl and Maressa are beautifully written characters and their subtle feelings for each other become even more so as soon as they admit what they feel for each other. Linda Mooney writes a bit of everything with the non-stop action, suspense and nicely written love scenes. She has a true knack for writing fantasy romance.