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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Nightingale Nurses...Review

About the book:
It's the final year of training for three young nurses at The Nightingale Hospital.

Helen is at a crossroads in her life as she battles with her domineering mother over both her love life and her future career.

Dora can't stop loving Nick, who is married to her best friend, Ruby. But Ruby is hiding a dark secret with the potential to destroy Ruby's marriage.

Millie is anxious about her fiance, sent to Spain to cover the Civil War, and things only get worse when she encounters a fortune teller who gives her a sinister warning.

With war looming in Europe, and the East End of London squaring up to the threat of Oswald Mosley's blackshirts, the women of the Nightingale have to face their own challenges, at work and in love.

In true British soap opera tradition, The Nightingale Nurses picks up where The Nightingale Sisters leaves off.  With drama filled lives, the girls are in their final year of nursing school and are ready to sit for their exams.  I loved seeing their progress and development not only as nurses but in their personal lives as well.

Historically, the story is rich with the drama of Edward VII and Wallis Simpson, impending war and the Blackshirt persecution of Jews, something Dora discovers her brother is involved with.

The details are fantastic and the lessons learned are strong.  Dora discovers Ruby's secret, Helen finds her backbone and Millie discovers strength she didn't previously have.

Third in the Nightingale series, the books really need to be read in order.  They're entertaining and addicting and the perfect escape reading.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Donna Douglas here.  You can purchase your own copy here\.

Read 8/14

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4/5 Stars

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