The Nurses of Steeple Street by Donna Douglas

In brief: The first in a new series about a group of district nurses in Leeds post World War I. Agnes has come to train as a district nurse, but what's she hiding? Will Polly ever be able to escape her mother's clutches? The good: Interesting to read about nursing from a non-hospital aspect. The... Continue Reading →

Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter

In brief: Julia's a good girl. She watches out for her friends, volunteers and is determined to bring to the campus paper the big stories. But who watches out for Julia? The good: The intricate details of Julia's life are amazingly achieved in so few words. The not-so-good: The ending – it's not bad, just... Continue Reading →

The Nightingale Nurses by Donna Douglas

In brief: The third book in the Nightingale series returns to focus on Helen, Dora and Millie in 1930s London as the Blackshirts are gathering momentum. But there's still love, patients and exams… The good: Such a heart-warming book, it gives you a glow as the characters overcome adversity. The not-so-good: One part is incredibly... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 12/5/14: the e edition

Over the last week, I was laid low and didn't venture out much. Perhaps the parcel post man and postie felt the same way, because my mailbox was devoid of books! Thank goodness for publishers and Net Galley – I was able to indulge my craving for new books without moving very much at all.... Continue Reading →

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