Mar 12, 2019

The War Nurses (War Nurses, #1)

the war nurses.
War Nurses, #1
 lizzie page.

Publisher  Bookouture.
Publication Date: April 17,2018
Genre: Historical Fiction.
 Format|Pages: EBook|342.
 Source:  Goodreads|Owned.


As war takes its toll, the love and care of two brave young nurses become everything to the wounded soldiers they tend...

1914. Two plucky young nurses pledge to help the war effort: Mairi, a wholesome idealist hoping to leave behind her past and Elsie, a glamorous single mother with a weakness for handsome soldiers. Despite their differences, the pair become firm friends.

At the emergency medical shelter where they're based, Elsie and Mairi work around the clock to treat wounded soldiers. It's heart-breaking work and they are at constant risk from shelling, fire and disease. Occasionally there are happier times… parties, trips and letters. And maybe even the possibility of love with an attractive officer in their care…

But as the war continues and the stress of duty threatens to pull the two women apart, will Elsie and Mairi's special nurses' bond be strong enough to see them through? 


A breath taking, heart aching story about friendship, love and sacrifice during the war.
Have you read a book, that broke your heart, but at the same time you could not pull yourself away? WAR NURSES was that book for me. I am a huge history, historical fiction fan and this book was everything I love about historical fiction. WAR NURSES was a very hard book to read, and was heart breaking at times. Despite the hard subject, it is a hard book to pull away from. Once you pick up the book, page after page will have you wondering what will happen next. Just like history, I love anything to do with medicine and medical field, so this was a great mix for me. I know that if it wasn’t for school, work and homework, I would finished it faster than I did. When I reached the ending, I thought about it for hours afterwards, and I even recommended to few of my friends as well. WAR NURSES is one of those books that will have you thinking, a book that you will find yourself thinking about from time to time. I came across it on Amazon, and I did not know what to expect since I never read anything by the author before. Now that I have, I cannot wait to check out her other works. WAR NURSES reminded me of why I love historical fiction so much.

Friendship between Mairi and Elsie was unexpected, and considering how different the two of them were, they became best of friends. I wondered if war drawn them together, or because they had to work together side by side. I do believe that the bond that the two of them created with one another was special. How many soldiers they saved, treated. They had their differences, and even when war threatened to tear them apart, they found a way to each other. There weren’t just best friends, but through this difficult time, the two of them became family. They even thought like sisters at times. When I started reading the book, I had no idea that it was based on true story until the end. I ended up researching more about them once I finished the book, I was captivated by their story. I do believe that I learned so much about them, just by reading the book, and not just them, and the war as well. The sacrifices those women made, the lives they saved, and lives that they tried to save. To do, what Mairi and Elsie did took a lot of courage. To me, they are heroes. I am not surprised that everyone loved them. How could you not after everything that they done?

Writing this review, it brings me back the emotions that I was feeling while I was reading the book. LIZZIE PAGE created a masterpiece. It was such inspirational story. A highly recommended book.


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