I've been in a reading slump, you know those periods where nothing you pick up holds your interest? My tbr bedside table is stacked high with more stacks underneath. That's probably how I overlooked this 2008 release. I discovered it the other day when when my mom was looking through my books for a bag full to borrow, and I laid it on the top. I picked it up while I was waiting for a CD to burn, and I was a goner.
Page one had me hooked. I loved every page of this book, every character, every scene, every event. I read it in two evenings. It was one of those rare stories where I finish the last page, close the book and think, "Why didn't I think of that?" A one-of-a-kind story that took me on a reading journey I won't soon forget.
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.
It's no surprise that there are many many great reviews for The Healer on amazon. I already had Sharon's new one about the tornado ordered, and you can be sure it won't lanquish on my tbr pile when it arrives.