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Monday, 2 February 2015

The Nightingale Girls: by Donna Douglas

The Nightingale Girls: (Nightingales 1)The Nightingale Girls: by Donna Douglas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book takes me back in time when I first began taking my reading for pleasure from the age of 16 apart from school books! I've got varied taste in my books now and a wider scale, but I still come back 'home' to my first kind of reading material and this is one book that returned me to my past.

Three sisters from a not so pleasant home life and very very different in personality to each other.

I cannot wait to get into book 2 and read where they go from here.

I would like to thank Random House UK - North America via Net galley for allowing me my copy to read and review

Three very different girls sign up as student nurses in January 1936, while England is still mourning the death of George V. Dora is a tough East Ender, driven by ambition, but also desperate to escape her squalid, overcrowded home and her abusive stepfather. Helen is the quiet one, a mystery to her fellow nurses, avoiding fun, gossip and the limelight. In fact she is in the formidable shadow of her overbearing mother, who dominates every aspect of her life. Can a nursing career free Helen at last? The third of our heroines is naughty, rebellious Millie -- aka Lady Camilla -- an aristocrat on the run from her conventional upper class life. She is doomed to clash over and over again with terrifying Sister Hyde and to get into scrape after scrape especially where men are concerned. This utterly delightful novel brings a London pre-war hospital vividly to life.

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