Married to Nick she has twins Helen who is lonely Millie not too much said about her Yet another amazing book ach one just gets better and better well worth reading and as the nightingale nurses are getting ready for Christmas There is the threat of war and how will the hospital hold up with that Nurse Helen starts working in a higher role in casualty and she is really nervous and wonders if she is up for the job and Drs who work on casualty also think the same and think she only got the job because of her mum Will she prove to them all that she is up for the job she also meets someone and wonders if she s doing the right thing after loosing her husband does it all work out or is she looking for love in the wrong place Matron finds her j This was a book in the Nightingale nurse series We find out about the nurses in the previous book as they face an oncoming war and worries about whether the hospital will stay open or whether they will all need to Pardon Me For Mentioning Unpublished Letters To The Age And The Sydney Morning Herald evacuate How will the student nursesver finish their studies Will those troubled by the first World War ver manage to find love or get over their past lovesMatron is worried about her own health and very reluctant to seek medical helpShe needs to keep veryone Theogony Works And Days else motivated and looking forward but she is gripped with painI love this series so I was thrilled to get the next one to read There are a lot of fledgling relationships and lots of romance in this book FunDouglas doesn t disappoint The character are as loveable asver and the story just as fun as the last Another win Helen Dawson is my favorite Nightingale I have loved her story from the beginning Now as she has graduated from the nursing program she is promoted to head nurse in the Casualty Ward or Emergency Room as we would know it Feeling out of place and young she strives to move forward with courage and faith but finds herself at odds with Dr McKay the casualty doctor Helen has always felt in common with her husband Charlie s family than her own and at a family Christmas party meets Charlie s cousin Christopher Finding herself drawn to him she soon discovers he s nothing like Charlie and she realizes her heart belongs to a doctorI loved getting to know Frannie and her story and getting to know Matron and learning her story really Neck Dissection enriched this one Effie is trouble waiting to happen Dora and Nick arexpecting a baby and war looms With the threat of war also comes a risk of the Nightingale hospital closing for good Helen s meddling mother strives to bring this about but the nurses and their Matron realize the hospital brings to the community than simply medical reasonsThis is my favorite of the Nightingale books These characters have grown and learned and become remarkable women over the course of this series The Christmas Hapana elements are light here this isn t solely a Christmas story Rather it s a story of discovering one s strength As always the books should be read in order I truly hope that this isn t the last Nightingale story but if it is it hasnded on a fantastic note Loved this book It was up to the usual fantastic standard of the Nightingale series This one follows Frannie Helen Effie and Kathleen Matron through their romantic and health stories It s great to see
Dora making a small appearance and Millie mentioned Loved the trio of making a small appearance and Millie mentioned Loved the trio of Dora and Millie from the original book so hope they
are featured a lot in the rest of the series By featured a lot in the rest of the series By nd of the book WW2 is just starting so looking forward to reading about their lives during the war in the next bookIf you are thinking of reading this series I would read them in order although they can be read as individual storie. L faces the threat of vacuation But while everyonelse worries about the future of the Nightingale it's for her own future that Kathleen truly fearsAs the country prepares itself for war one thing is for sure by the time next Christmas comes nothing at the Nightingale Hospital will be the same aga. It s hard to believe that twelve months ago I hadn t ven heard of this wonderful series and now I ve just completed book number five with thanks to Audible and already
eagerly anticipating Book Six Whilst it has Christmas in its title it didn t revolve as anticipating Book Six Whilst it has Christmas in its title it didn
t revolve as around the festive season as I thought it might revolve as around the festive season as I thought it might this book picks up a few months where Nightingales on Call left off in November 1938 Millie and Dora two of the original Nightingale nurses in training have both since married and left the hospital however we still get glimpses of Dora in this one who we learn is pregnant We only hear about Millie through Dora and Helen Helen who lost her dear Charlie in Nightingale Nurses is the primary storyteller of this one She has returned to theatre nursing however her overbearing and domineering mother who is Head of Trustees all I love a good period drama series and I really njoyed getting to know the characters at the Nightingale Hospital in the first books of the series I was really looking forward to reading about some familiar faces again and following of their storiesAs the run up to Christmas has fast approached this year I was uite Dictionary Of Social Work excited about reading this novel as it would ve been my first Christmas read of 2014 The novel did touch the Christmas period though I have to admit I was slightly disappointed that it wasn t asngulfed in the Christmas world as I would have hoped But nonetheless I still really A Mio Padre enjoyed the storyIn the fifth novel of the series we follow 4 main characters on their journeys through a time where war is looming and tension is at an all time high Donna Douglasxplores some really intense feelings and relationships in the story as we see how Helen Dawson battles with the death of her husband and struggles to come to terms with his loss and probationary nurse Effie O Hara finds herself developing a crush on one of the patients at the hospital There are also a lot of past secrets revealed as we learn about the past of Sister Fannie Blake and a big secret being hidden by Matron Kathleen Fox is revealed to the readerDonna Douglas does an amazing job writing these characters into a very believable and realistic setting The Runaway Jury everything in the novel screams 1930 s from what I know of and comes across very honest and authentic Douglas characters are really well developed which makes it soasy to follow them throughout the series Not only that but they are all loveable in their own ways which keeps you wanting to read about their lives We also see a few other familiar faces in the story though the book does not focus on them It is really great to see the different characters battling through life together in a time that is rife with tragedy fear and loveIf you njoy a period drama I would definitely recommend Donna Douglas Nightingale series Although this is book 5 it can asily be read as a stand alone novel so definitely don t shy awayIndulge in the 1930 s with the Nightingale girls and their love loss and secrets At first I wasn t sure if I d Chucky Volume I V 1 even like this book At thend of the previous book two of the three main characters graduated got married and moved on although it did promise to show the lives of new students including the wild not terribly bright Effie and Jess who I lived in the last book Instead the first few chapters were slow going We meet Frannie a ward sister and close friend of the matron Effie is also there but sadly no Jess she only makes a small appearance or two throughout the book and the return of Helen who was sadly missed in the last book But once past the first few chapters things start to get good Although it says Christmas in the tit. As Christmas 1938 approaches the staff at the Nightingale Hospital have their own wishes for the festive seasonWard sister Frannie Wallace is hoping she won't have to live through another war like the one that claimed her beloved fiance But with bomb defences going up all around London it seems as ,
Le less than half the book takes place around Christmas time The story opens with Frannie seeing her fianc off to the front lines in 1914 alongside his best friend John Her fianc Matthew does not return from the war which leads her into nursing Helen is beginning to feel lonely and part of her is wondering if she s ready to fall in love again But importantly her mother has ngineered her a promotion to ward sister in casualty where she is met with resentment from Dr McKay Effie meanwhile meets a young patient and becomes a little too close to him all the while working under the noses of her two bossy older sisters The story picks up on Christmas Eve when a fire brings several young casualties into the hospital Helen is nearly broken when she is unable to save a young child and begins to feel an attraction she is afraid of Frannie learns the father of one of the patients is her fiances friend John and learns a secret Matron is trying to hide from veryone and Helen runs into Charlie s cousin who is nearly identical to her late husband The story carries on as Europe draws ver closer to war The women learn and have to face some dark truths about themselves and the past and learn to take risks the fate of the Nightingale is held in jeopardy as the shadow of war looms ahead and no one including Matron herself are sure if they will be able to save the beloved hospital The story nds shortly after war is declared as ach of the women including my beloved Dora now a mother decide what is best for them and their country now at war As I said it didn t look too promising but it got so much better and I m glad I saw it through I can t wait to see what is in store for the Nightingale during the war years 40 out of 5 stars It s always a risk to love and there are no guarantees But
What A Cost Ifa cost if just walks away never knowing what could have beenAlthouh this story had a lot romance in it than nursing I still njoyed it Set in London at the Nightingale Hospital right before England The Murders In The Rue Morgue enters World War II the student nurses and the Sisters we ve grown to know and love in the past 4 books are facing new challenges as big changes loom for them and their beloved hospital The books really need to be read in order to see the character development over time and to appreciate them fully Sister Frannie Wallace who lost her fiance in WW I is determine to avoid any romanticntanglements as she works on staging the Christmas show and tries to help a complicated family situation involving a father and his stranged son Matron Kathleen Fox is dealing with the possible closure of the hospital if it comes to war as she faces a personal health issue of her own Constance Tremayne Chairwoman of the hospital board of Trustees and mother to Helen is still maniuplating things and confouniding her daughter Helen Dawson whose husband died in hospital weeks after their wedding is transfered from Theatre to Casualty and has to work with the irascible Dr David McKay Penny Willard student nurse has issues with an abusive boyfriend Effie O Hara another student nurse and one of the O Hara siblings falls for a patient who is in thrall to a two timing x girlfriend Which of the girls will get their Christmas wish this year Recommended to all who have njoyed the stories of the Nightingale nurses Thank you to the publisher for a copy
of the digital book ARC to review I read this on the KindleThis is the 5th book inthe digital book ARC to review I read this on the KindleThis is the 5th book in seriesIt starts at Christmas 1938 with talk of war it carries on to the beginning of the war 1939This was another good one in the series with about the people plus new ones coming in to the series you have Dora who is. F her hopes are in vainStaff Nurse Helen Dawson wants to find happiness again after the death of her husband Charlie A handsome stranger seems to offer the chance she wants But is she looking for love in the wrong placeMatron Kathleen Fox struggles to keep up morale amongst her nurses as the hospita.