Thursday, 15 November 2018

Daughter's Of War - Book Review


As a teenager in Chicago, May always dreamed of travelling the world. So when she meets handsome George Turner, she jumps at the chance to return to London as his wife. Ten years later, May is wondering if she’s made a terrible mistake.

It’s 1914 and war has been declared in Europe. All around, brave young men are being called up to serve. George, banned from conscription himself, has taken to the bottle, and May suspects he’s seeing other women too. She longs for a way to escape.

The chance comes when May meets veteran nurse Elsie, who persuades May to join the war effort. May knows nothing of nursing – it will be difficult, dangerous work, but her heart is telling her it’s the right thing to do.

But then George does the unthinkable and May’s future is put at risk. Will she have to make the impossible choice between duty to her family and her promise to the soldiers on the front line? And can she live with the consequences if her husband goes through with what he’s threatening to do?



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My Review

I have been looking forward to reading this since reading and loving The War Nurses. This second part of the trilogy is in my opinion is just as good if not better than the first instalment. As in The War Nurses, the main character, May, is based loosely on a real woman. I always enjoy reading Lizzie explaining at the end of her novels where the idea for the main characters come from. It really is fascinating and informative.

I really liked the character of May, who is stuck in a loveless marriage, She wants to help with the war effort so when she meets Elsie (who I was so pleased made a small appearance in this book), she decides to go to France to help look after the injured. Although she misses her children she feels like she is really making a difference. Even though she is involved in the war efforts and seeing very bad things, it is a much more appealing option than staying with her husband. Her children only come home during school holidays so May is very lonely.

Once again Lizzie's descriptions of women's efforts during the war were brilliant. I felt like I was transported to the little makeshift hospital in France with the wounded soldiers and the nurses looking after them.

Even though this is the second part of a trilogy it can easily be read as a standalone. I can't wait to read part three. I Am sure that Lizzie will deliver yet another great book.

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for sending me a digital ARC of this great story.


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