Lady Miracle

Susan King, Author Topaz $5.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-451-40766-5
King (The Raven Moon) offers everything a historical romance should have--strong sense of time and place, masterful plotting, compelling love story--and more. The ""more"" is the extraordinary Lady Michaelmas, a licensed physician and healer with miraculous hands, in Robert the Bruce's 14th-century Scotland. Warrior laird Diarmid Campbell is heroic in body and soul, a perfect foil for Michaelmas, the woman he can't have as long as his divorced wife lives. Their initial meeting in a battle's aftermath is mythically lovely, as are descriptions of Michaelmas as she heals a wounded warrior, a woman in childbirth, a crippled child, even a baby seal. Scottish-set medievals can be just dreadful, but King's brilliant storytelling and painstaking historical research elevates this tale of love caught between the complex politics of church and state. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1997
Release date: 09/01/1997
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