Ursula is the daughter of an apothecary. She has a natural gift for healing. She can read and has a book given to her by a monk that contains information on healing. She is accused of being a witch by some jealous neighbors. In order to escape being burned, she is sentenced/forced to accompany a crusade as a healer.
The story is a young adult, historical Christian novel. It examines gender roles, intolerance, hate, abuse, and the travesties of war - though not too deeply. The story is appropriate for ages 10-15. I enjoyed it enough to finish it, but it was predictable.
Book rating: 3 stars.
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