My Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Two Hearts. One Hope.
has been appointed as a healer's apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare
opportunity for a woodcutter's daughter like her. While she often feels
uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself
capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor
her mother has chosen for her—a bloated, disgusting merchant who makes
Rose feel ill.
When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it
is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins
to understand emotions she's never felt before and wonders if he feels
the same. But falling in love is forbidden, as Lord Hamlin is betrothed
to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose's life spins toward
confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her
My Thoughts: This was a good retelling. I liked that it was set in Germany rather than England or some other expected country. I did prefer the first one, The Merchant's Daughter, however this was still enjoyable.