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Monday, August 17, 2015

Nightingales at War...Review

About the book:
As the war takes its toll, the Nightingale nurses must do their bit for king and country…

Dora is the devoted mother of twin babies but, determined to help the war effort, she goes back to work at the Nightingale Hospital.

More used to nights out in the West End, Jennifer and Cissy volunteer in the hope of tending to handsome soldiers. They soon find out that nursing isn’t quite what they were expecting.

For shy and troubled Eve, the hospital provides an escape from the pressures of home, but the life of a nurse is never easy, especially at wartime.

Can the nurses rally together while war rages all around them? And will the Nightingale Hospital survive the Blitz?

The nurses have graduated and moved on, but war brings them back together. Dora, now married to Nick and mother to twins, goes back to work at Nightingale Hospital to support her family and help the war effort while Nick is fighting. Matron and Miss Hanley are still running the hospital and Dora's good friend Helen Dawson is the head Casualty nurse.

The VAD had such a strong role in the war effort and here we also meet young volunteer nurses in this story, rather than the student nurses of the past.

The Nightingale nurses are not spared the horrors of war as its effects are felt far and near. But, together the realities of life in a war zone bring the nurses together and friendships are forged and previously unknown strengths are discovered.

I love the Nightingale stories. This series is my indulgence. It's like a British soap opera and I can't get enough of it. I don't want it to end. Ever!

I purchased this copy myself. You can find your own copy here.

Read 7/15

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4/5 Stars