Get your passport ready to travel to Igbala!
Here’s what I love about The Healer’s Love by Kierra L. Rose:
Setting is *everything* to me in a book. If the scene does not have a well-crafted setting, I lose interest quickly. I felt present in each scene because of the careful treatment that location was given throughout the story. I wanted to go to Igbala! Or at least take a virtual trip there. (Yes, I googled it!)
Beyond that, there are so many wonderful layers to this story. The author does a masterful job of capturing the playfulness, intrigue, reverence, and conflict in each relationship between the main characters, family members, and overall society. There were many thought-provoking passages regarding caste systems, sacred traditions and values intertwined with modern-day economics, politics and the exploitation via tourism.
Most of all, it’s a LOVE story that is warm and beautifully told. I wanted to know more about Iyanda and Emiliano after every page. There is nothing formulaic or stunted about this work of fiction. The author added all the ingredients and let the message of these two lovers simmer until everything created the magic that is The Healer’s Love. Order or pick up a copy wherever books are sold. Request it through your local library. Everyone should read this lovely story by Kierra L. Rose.
On the island of Igbala, rebellion starts in the heart…
She has no voice…
A dutiful daughter, Iyanda Bankole follows the Igbalaian tradition to the letter, even pursuing the calling of traditional healing on the small island. But when her fiancé returns ready to set the date and give her the position of doting housewife, she readies herself for the domestic placebo being forced down her throat.
Even though an arrogant fiancé and buried secrets threaten their love, Iyanda and Emiliano can’t deny their attraction for each other. When tragedy strikes, they must overcome her silence and his bitter wounds before she is forced to say ‘I do’.