Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Books Read: Donna Douglas - The Nightingale Nurses

'Pay attention please, nurses. The next six months will be the most important of your lives'

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.

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Now in their final year of training, Dora, Helen and Millie are almost ready to sit their state exam to become qualified nurses but the dramas in their personal lives could see them facing even bigger challenges...

What I love most about this series is the characters, both the main and the wide cast of supporting characters, who all play their part to make the stories so enjoyable to read and it's great to see how they've developed with each new book.  But it's also the attention to detail depicting events of the time as well that makes for compelling reading in particular the romance between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson and the political unrest by the emergence of the Moseley Blackshirts.

Once I started reading The Nightingale Nurses I did not want to put it down, it's definitely my favourite book in the series so far.

I'd like to thank Rachel at Arrow Publishing for sending me a copy of this book to review.

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