The Nurse's Promise: An emotional first world war saga full of hope

The Nurse's Promise: An emotional first world war saga full of hope

by Rosie James

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474097819
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 122,786
File size: 985 KB

Customer Reviews

The Nurse's Promise: An emotional first world war saga full of hope 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story doesn't take much time to absorb your attention. The story flows nicely. There's nothing heart stopping in the book so I fully enjoyed it as a light read. The historical background of WW1 provides a great backdrop in the life of Angelina Green. I always enjoy reading about the beginnings of modern nursing, and also weaves a bit of romance in. If you enjoy happy endings with no loose ends this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On a cold English night in 1900, Randolph Garfield is walking home after a busy day working at his tobacco importing business and he's in a hurry to get home to his young son Alexander. As he's walking he hears a noise and he finds a abandoned new born baby girl in a cardboard box and he takes her to the near by orphanage. He knocks on the door and meets Emma Kingston the superintendent of the orphanage. He's walked past it many times, he's never given a thought to how many children live there and he is shocked to find out it's going to be closed in a couple of weeks due to lack of funds. He decides to become the orphanages new benefactor, both Mr Garfield and his son Alexander visit the orphanage often, they witness little baby Angelina grow up and enjoy the visiting the other children. When she and her friend Ruby turn 14 they leave the orphanage, they move into a boarding house and start working. Ruby starts working at the near by hairdressers and Angelina dreams of one day being a nurse. She applies to be a nurse, she is quickly accepted due to world war one having just started and they need as many nurses as they can train. The story is about Angelina's experiences as a nurse during the great war, the information is accurate for the time, you read how horrible it was in the trenches, the terrible wounds, how they set up tent hospitals, how casualty clearing stations worked, the huge loss of life and the side effects of what we now call shell shock. I really enjoyed Front Line Nurse it's a great book and you fall in love with the character's. The kind Mr Garfield, his handsome son Alexander, sweet kind Ruby, strong determinant Angelina, and the steady influence of Mrs Kingston. I gave the book four stars and it's a delightful story to read.