Friday, March 25, 2016

The Nightingale Sisters

The Nightingale Sisters by Donna Douglas is the second book in The Nightingales series.  It picks up where the first book left off.  The Nightingale Teaching Hospital has a new night sister named Violet Tanner.  She seems to have a secret, though, so tries not to mingle with the other staff.  Secrets, though, have a way of coming out.  Dora, Millie, and Helen are busy with their lessons and working on the wards.  Millie is engaged, but she is not sure he is the right man for her (shouldn’t she have thought of this before accepting his proposal).  Dora is upset of losing Nick to another woman.  Helen has her nose to the grindstone determined to do well in her studies (because of her tyrant of a mother).  Life is busy for everyone at the hospital.  Come check out life for the nurses and students in the 1930s at The Nightingale!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Nightingale Sisters.  It fascinating to read about life and nursing in the 1930s in England.  I liked getting to revisit these characters and see how they are going.  The author does a wonderful job bringing these characters to life.  The book is well-written, engaging, and easy to read.  I would recommend reading the first book in the series prior to enjoying The Nightingale Sisters.  My only complaint is that the book ended too soon.  Thankfully, there are more books in the series to read.  I give The Nightingale Sisters 5 out of 5 stars. 

The other books in the The Nightingales series are The Nightingale Girls, The Nightingale Nurses, Nightingales On Call, A Nightingale Christmas Wish, Nightingales at War, A Child is Born, and Nightingales Under the Mistletoe.  I received a complimentary copy of The Nightingale Sisters from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Donna Douglas has a new book coming out in April called The Nurses of Steeple Street.  I cannot wait to read it.  Thank you for visiting and have a fantastic Friday evening.  Take care (drive safely) and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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