I love fairy tales, especially anything and everything related to the Sleeping Beauty story, since that is my all-time favorite. Yesterday I read an interview with debut author Melanie Dickerson, who will see the release of her debut The Healer's Apprentice this fall. Here's a bit about the story:
In this historical romance loosely based on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, a woodcutter’s daughter becomes the town healer’s apprentice. Rose’s job is to care for the sick and injured in Hagenheim Castle. But Rose gets sick at the sight of blood and is more suited to making up stories than sewing up wounds.
Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of the region, is injured and Rose must overcome her squeamishness to save him. He is everything that is noble and good, but loving him is forbidden, as he’s already betrothed to a mysterious woman in hiding.
With two noble-born brothers vying for her affections, Rose learns that the people of Hagenheim are not always who they seem, and her own heart can mislead her.
Here's the book trailer Melanie's publisher, Zondervan, had made for The Healer's Apprentice. I have to say I am quite impressed - this has to be one of the best, most elaborate book trailers that I've ever seen!
I for one can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book come September!