Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany's Court
A 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards Finalist for Women's Issues and 2017 RONE Book Award Finalist.
Fifteen-year-old Nicole serves Anne of Brittany, Queen of France, at the French royal court. Bestowed with a gift of healing, she awaits an arranged marriage to a noble suitor.
But when she meets Phillipe, a young horse trainer breaking in one of the queen’s stallions, sparks ignite. When the horse’s ankle becomes infected, Nicole uses her healing skills to restore it to health as she and Philippe fall deeply in love. But duty calls – and her loyalty to Queen Anne prevents her from escaping her coming marriage.
When Anne’s only child falls ill, she pleads with Nicole for help. Unable to stand the thought of losing another child, Anne promises one favor to anybody who can save her infant daughter.
Nicole sees her chance. If she can save Anne’s daughter, her greatest desire could be fulfilled. But with the queen’s only heir hanging in the balance, what will befall her if she fails?