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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.
|Title||:||Wives Of War|
|Number of Pages||:||347 pages|
June 01, 2017
I know this author writes primarily romance stuff, but hey, I took a chance on this one because I generally like WWII novels, and hoped the war would mitigate an overdose of sweetness and light. Well, to some extent it did, but there were other issues besides romance...
Lots of historical errors,...
July 04, 2017
Two British nurses volunteer to work at a battlefield hospital during World War 2. Scarlet is seeking information about her soldier fiance since his correspondence has ceased. Ellie has prior experience as a nurse and feels that she can contribute immediately to the war effort. Both women are app...
April 18, 2017
Stunning and captivating, WIVES OF WAR is an epic story of friendship, survival, and resilience. Ms. Lane's accomplished writing quickly drew me into the lives of Scarlet, Ellie, and Lucy and kept me enthralled until the last page. I cheered them on during their triumphs and felt the anguish of t...
January 08, 2018
It’s been a long time since I have sought out an author to do a review. Most of the time, books come my way and if it sounds like something I might like or in the mood for, then I review it.
However with Wives of War, I saw the book on my Twitter feed and it totally grabbed my attention and for on...
June 07, 2017
This is not historical fiction, this is a romance book with some very weak historical facts trying to hold it together. A disappointed Kindle First read book. According to the description it was supposed to hit right in my sweet spot... WW2 historical novel, with nurses as the main focus. This so...
July 03, 2017
FIRST AND FOREMOST, let me emphasize that this book is categorized as “FICTION.” There may be some readers that take issue with the extent to which the author has taken liberties with the historical details -- but I still found its message to be an interesting journey back in time to the days of...
June 03, 2017
I'm a fan of both WWII and romance novels so I had high hopes for this book. However, I was disappointed. Lack of character development and 'insta' love made for a book that read like poorly written YA. Lots of potential but fails to deliver.
July 01, 2017
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Wives of War is about three young military nurses who form a friendship during one of the most difficult periods in their lives. It’s told from all three of their perspectives and I equally enjoyed hearing from each other them. Scarlet is from...
June 05, 2017
Stories of love among nurses at war
As a nurse, and reader of all things WWII, I chose this book as a Kindle First book for the month. It was a bit of a disappointment, with young women falling in love at first sight in spite of the horrors of war around them. Resolution of problems happens very s...
July 22, 2017
Ahhh. Historical fiction.
What is this book about?
In this book, three brave nurses join the war effort. They are afraid and unsure of what awaits them, yet they try to hide it and comfort each other. During the war, they develop a deep friendship.
I love this cover so much! When I first saw th...