Motivated by the memory of her mother dying in her arms, Esperanza resolves that she will one day walk the halls of the Scola Medica at Salerno and train to become a healer. Fate brought Amika, a talented herbalist, into her life and helped Esperanza take her first steps toward gaining the knowledge that would fulfill her dream. Unfortunately, a tragic accident forced Esperanza to flee Amika's home. Her journey toward finding the path to success is littered with stumbling blocks, some more difficult to avoid than she expected
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Cindy Burkart Maynard has created a rare glimpse into the Medieval mindset, a cornucopia of medieval knowledge, healing, and herbalism. The story is powerful, moving, engrossing, tender and compassionate.
Julian de la Motte – Author of Senlac: A Novel of the Norman Conquest of England