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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The War Nurses (#1) by Lizzie Page

Riveting historical fiction!

"Elsie Knocker -- 'Gypsy', motorcyclist nurse, dare-devil mother -- one of only two women on the Western Front and the best friend I ever had."

1914 -- Mairi Chisholm is 18 years old when she is recruited by Dr. Munro to accompany him to Belgium and join the war effort as part of a team he was setting up -- the Flying Ambulance Corps. Mairi was known for her mad motorcycle skills and Munro thought that despite the fact that Mairi was not trained as a nurse, that she could retrieve soldiers and give a hand. And so it begins. Soon Mairi meets Elsie Knocker, a free-spirited woman out of her time, and the two set up a cellar close to the Western Front. The war-time story highlights their activities in the care of the sick, wounded and dying men.

This is also a story of a friendship more like sisterhood. The two are opposites in many ways but form a bond through their courage, dedication and sacrifice. It was a sentimental and sweet saga though they went through horrors and fractious times. Definitely a departure from my usual reading genre, but I enjoyed it and look forward to the next book in what is meant to be a trilogy.

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for this e-book ARC to read and review.

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