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Dr. Oma: The Healing Wisdom of Countess Juliana Von Stolberg (Chosen Daughters)

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Juliana von Stolberg (1506 1580) the Queen Mother of the Netherlands, is cherished by the Dutch people as a wise and gifted healer. Juliana gains an able apprentice when her granddaughter Maria comes to live with her. Will Maria learn to trust her fears to God while her father, the courageous William of Orange, fights to free Holland from Spanish rule? Will one woman s bel ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by P & R Publishing
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Carol Van Der Woude
The subtitle of this book is, The Healing Wisdom of Countess Juliana von Stolberg. The subtitle was enough to attract my attention. The Countess is a historical figure, the mother of William of Orange. Although the story is fiction it provides accurate historical data.

Juliana is a healer and nurturer within her community. She lived during the time period when Spain was enforcing one religious view, imprisoning people that held a different faith perspective. Her son, William of Orange, led the fi
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Elzbeth
Apr 20, 2015 Elzbeth rated it really liked it
I love these books because they're real. Maria is only twelve when she's sent from the life she knows to live with her grandmother and the rest of her protestant family. The problem is though that Maria has been taught to fear the Bible. As she learns from her oma, she must grow, learn, face her fears and see her family leave her.

The Chosen Daughter books are bibliographical fiction. In other words, real people, real events, fictional details. As you read them, you feel like these really were pe
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Noelle
The story spent several chapters on the first year or so of the plot, then quickly jumped from year to year in the latter portion of the book. A good book.
Leslie North
Oct 14, 2013 Leslie North rated it liked it
I wanted less religious story and more about the herbal knowledge. But that's ok. A quick read
Hannah
Nov 28, 2009 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favs
I think this is my favorite of all the Chosen Daughters series!
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