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The Nightingale Nurses by Donna Douglas
  

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The love lives of five student nurses concentrating on one, Helen, who has a dominating mother with high expectations for her daughter. Naturally Helen falls for a boy her mother considers totally unsuitable and the rest of the book tells of the various relationships around Helen’s life, including the one with her mother! This is a lovely series full of the nostalgia of the period from the Spanish Civil War and into World War II as the East End of London copes with the looming threats. A gentle read.

If you like Donna Douglas you might also like to read books by Maggie Holt, Ellie Dean and Annie Wilkinson.

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The Nightingale Nurses by Donna Douglas

'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. From the author of The Nightingale Girls and The Nightingale Sisters, this is the perfect read for fans of Call the Midwife.

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'If you like Call the Midwife, you'll this warm-hearted tale, set in a 1930s East End hospital' Prima Magazine

About the Author

Donna Douglas lives in York with her husband and daughter. Besides writing novels, she is also a very well-respected freelance journalist and has written many features for the Daily Mail.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th October 2013

Author

Donna Douglas

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www.donnadouglas.co.uk/

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780099585145

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