Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Eli
What they say: East London, 1914: Britain is preparing for war. As young men queue up across the country to enlist, the Nightingale Hospital has its own set of new recruits…
Anna has had a happy upbringing in her parent’s bakery in Bethnal Green. But as war descends her family’s German roots will wrench them apart in ways Anna never could have imagined.
Kate dreams of following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a doctor. With female doctors virtually unheard of, it will take courage to face off the prejudice around her.
Sadie joins the Nightingale Hospital for a new life away from her mother’s interference. But the legacy of her family may not be so easy to escape…
As the shadow of war descends, will the promise of Christmas help to bring the students together?
What we say: “Set against the backdrop of the First World War, the book follows of the lives of three young women – Dr Kate Carlyle and nurses Anna Beck and Sadie Sedgewick based at the Nightingale Hospital in London. It’s a tale of drama and intrigue, coupled with a few twists along the way.
The book is fantastic if you love medical dramas and historical pieces. The characters are well thought out and written well. I would have liked to see a bit more romance along the way and the ending was a bit of an anti-climax because of this, but nonetheless it still had the power to pull you in and keep you gripped.”
A Nightingale Christmas Promise by Donna Douglas is available from many high street bookstores and online from Amazon.