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When the Dawn Breaks by Emma Fraser
  

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A drama that straddles World War One where childhood Scottish friends cross the barriers of social convention like so many brave girls and risked their lives to nurse the soldiers. These two girls end up close to the frontline in Serbia. They come from Skye so they are used to hardship but the horrors of war is something else. This is first-rate. You really do feel their pain. Into this desolation a sad love story is woven and the difference of class and upbringing portrayed. It is based on true events.

If you like Emma Fraser you might also like to read books by Donna Douglas, Maggie Holt and Lily Baxter.

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Synopsis

When the Dawn Breaks by Emma Fraser

Two women. One secret. A heart-breaking choice. Skye, 1903. Jessie, the young daughter of a local midwife, is determined to become a nurse one day, but family loss and heartache jeopardise her dreams. Isabel, the doctor's daughter, is planning to follow in her father's footsteps - even though medicine is not considered a fitting career for a woman. And then there's Archie, Jessie's older brother, whom Isabel just can't stay away from. After an unsettling encounter in the woods, Archie disappears, and all their lives are irrevocably changed ...Years later, Isabel is a qualified doctor and Jessie is a nurse and when their paths cross again, neither is certain what the other woman knows about that fateful day. But when war breaks out and they find themselves working shoulder to shoulder, they have no option but to confront all they have kept hidden. Taking in Skye and Edinburgh, France and Serbia, When the Dawn Breaks is a sweeping wartime story of two determined women and the dark secret that will bind them forever ...

Reviews

A gripping tale . . . laced together with romance, adventure and an intriguing underlying mystery. A touching, thought-provoking saga * Lancaster Guardian * A heartbreaking novel of love and loss set against the panorama of the First World War * Blackpool Gazette * Based on true events. This is first rate * Lovereading * Fans of Lily Baxter and other saga authors will enjoy * The Bookseller *


About the Author

Emma Fraser is an ex-nurse and she completed her training in Edinburgh. Her research into medical training in the early twentieth-century inspired her to write about strong Scottish nurses and female doctors during World War I and When the Dawn Breaks was the result. This is her first novel as Emma Fraser but she has written many medical romances under the name Anne Fraser. Emma lives with her husband and two children in Glasgow.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th November 2013

Author

Emma Fraser

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

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First World War fiction

ISBN

9780751551242

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