Wives of War - Soraya M. Lane

Wives of war

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Official Blurb:

London, 1944. Two young nurses meet at a train station with a common purpose: to join the war effort. Scarlet longs for the chance to find her missing fiancé, Thomas, and to prove to her family—and to herself—that she’s stronger than everybody thinks. Nursing is in Ellie’s blood, but her humble background is vastly different from Scarlet’s privileged upbringing. Though Ellie puts on a brave face, she’s just as nervous as Scarlet about what awaits them in France.
In Normandy, the two friends soon encounter the seemingly unflappable Lucy. Scarlet and Ellie are in awe of her courage and competence, but the experienced nurse is well aware of the dangers of the job they’ve chosen—and even she is terrified they won’t make it home alive.
Pushed to their limits by the brutality of a world at war, Scarlet, Ellie and Lucy will need to rely on each other—and the power of their friendship—to survive.

My Thoughts:

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this book. I was expecting it to be stuffy and prim and proper. I don’t know why!
However, I really enjoyed it. It felt so true and raw and real. I’d never given much thought to what the nurses of the war had to endure. I’d always assumed because they were women they would be more looked after and cosseted but their days were just as dangerous and gruelling. I hadn’t even thought about nurses needing to be near the front line before. How naive of me.
This book had you on the edge of your seat as you knew no one was safe from the turmoil and threat that war could bring to human life and to the women’s hearts.
I’ve read three books since I read this one (I just haven’t gotten around to writing my thoughts on it yet) but the feeling of this book has stayed with me. I feel like I want to tell everyone to read it and I also feel like I’m not finished with it yet either. It’s not often a book affects me like this!

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Wives of War
by Soraya M. Lane
Date Started
10th July 2018
Date Finished
13th July 2018
Rating
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