The Peddler of Wisdom
Written by Laura Matthias Bendoly
Age Level: 14 – 18
Grade Level: Middle School/High School
If you love historical fiction with a touch of fantasy, you’ll love this story. Irene is the village healer of Les Echelles in Provence, and she’s already failed to save the village from the black plague. Now she faces an evil invader whose magician/ alchemist lays claim to her heart. The plot twists and turns with historical detail. The bonus, meeting 17th century figures like Nostradamus along the way. Read through the back matter to find out how Laura conjured writing magic.