Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Review: The Healer by Dee Henderson

Series: O'Malley # 5
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Tyndale House
Released: Jan 1, 2002
223 pages
About the Book:

Rachel O'Malley works disasters for a living. Her specialty is helping children through trauma. For years Rachel has touched grief as she helps others through it, but now grief is something very personal -- she is losing her own sister to cancer. Helping the other O'Malleys through the crisis is taking everything Rachel has to give. When a school shooting rips through her community, she must lean hard against God to find the strength to help the children. For there is more than just sorrow confronting her, there's a secret. One of the students was there. One of them witnessed the shooting. And the murder weapon is still missing...

My Rating & Thoughts:    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is Rachel O’Malley’s story. I loved these main characters and even though it deals with some traumatic events I was invested and could not put it down. Rachel works for the Red Cross as a counselor and is beginning to feel burnt out and overwhelmed. She is working a flooding and assisting those evacuated, and then walking alongside them when they return home to the damage. A school shooting also then happens and students Rachel has been working with are involved. Meanwhile she is also trying to be there for the family as they deal with her sister’s cancer. Rachel is being pulled in so many directions trying to help everyone. I loved her and her stress. I was so thankful for her support system, even though she doesn’t ask for help they were there for her and ensured that if one of them couldn’t be there they called someone else for her. I really enjoyed watching a friendship develop into a romance and the way he supported and comforted her made me fall for him. A lot of the O'Malley family are active in this story, and I loved the way this self-created family cares for each other. The ending of this book is difficult, but the faith message was strong and uplifting.

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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