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The Healer

Book Review created by mbl on August 2nd, 2008, 7:47pm

The Healer

The Healer

by
Sharon Sala

All his life, Jonah Gray Wolf has had an uncanny connection to
animals and the power to heal the sick and wounded. Driven from the
only home he's ever known by those who wish to harness his gift for
profit, he becomes a drifter, working in out-of-the-way towns, never
staying long. It's a lonely life, but Jonah knows he's still being
hunted—he can't afford to get close to anyone who might learn his
secret.

In West Virginia he finds Luce, a tough but beautiful
loner who knows all about keeping people at a distance—a kindred soul
with whom he might dare to make a life. But the hunters have caught
Jonah's scent again. Danger is coming to their mountain refuge—a
confrontation that will be decided only by a force of nature.

There are books that stand out in my mind as incomparable: Howard's Mackenzie's Mountain, Nora's Born In trilogy, Crusie's Fast Women, SEP's Dream a Little Dream and Margot Early's The Keeper and Under the Mistletoe. Sharon Sala has written one to be added to the list in The Healer. It might even go to the front of the list. It is that good. I just need time to process what I've read and a few months to see if it still has that power. But right now, in the fewminutes after I closed the book, I feel like I've been in the presence of a master story-teller whose books I've always loved but who far surpassed anything of hers I've read before and, honestly, anything of ANYONE's. WOW!!!!!!!! You really HAVE to read this book. It's magical. 

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