The Sea Nurses
by Kate Eastham
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Pub Date 6 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 6 Jun 2022
The young nurse ran across the wooden deck, her feet skidding. She spotted an injured young man clinging to the ship’s rail, his eyes wide with terror. She could see the water rushing up to meet them. ‘We need to jump!’ she screamed. In that moment, a wave washed over them. She lunged forward to grab his hand, but she was a second too slow. Somewhere, deep inside the vessel, came a loud crack. The hospital ship was breaking apart…
1914. Evie Munro is a Scottish fisher girl, working the herring season from Wick to Great Yarmouth. For Evie, every day is the same – gutting fish at the docks, shoulder-to-shoulder with her friends, followed by fresh bread, a warm whiskey toddy and an early night. But when Germany declares war on Britain, everything changes.
As her village begins to empty of young men, Evie’s life is marked by a heartbreaking tragedy at home. Her happiness destroyed, she vows to join the war effort as an army nurse, caring for wounded soldiers on the imposing hospital ship Britannic.
But as the war rages on and the ship comes under direct fire, Evie’s courage is put to the ultimate test. Can Evie and the nurses of the HMHS Britannic save the day and heal the patients in their care? Or will her life become one more casualty in Britain’s heroic fight for freedom?
A heartbreaking wartime saga – guaranteed to have you grabbing for the tissues! Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Nancy Revell.
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What readers are saying about Kate Eastham:
‘I was completely glued to this book... I cried and I laughed… I would highly recommend this book – reminds me of Nadine Dorries’ Nightingale stories but I preferred this one… Brilliant, entertaining and insightful.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘If you love war books, family saga and nursing you will love Kate’s books. Love, love, love the storylines. Can’t wait to read some more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I felt a building of emotion and tears in my eyes. It still has the capacity to touch your heart... The story is very real and will leave you with a sense of having lived through it as well.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Loved these characters and was hooked from the first page… Beautifully written…The story is great and the characters are even better… A story of love, heartbreak, friendship, and duty… an emotional World War II story.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘The plot twists are phenomenal, you will not be able to put this book down! I just kept reading and reading because the characters felt like they were in the room with me and I was feeling and experiencing their emotions… I definitely will read more books by this author and I recommend this book to everyone! I would definitely give it more than 5 stars if I could!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I loved this book… for me it was also about the romance, and friendships… I loved that It showed how fearless women were under dismal circumstances. I would highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Heart-wrenching tale of friendship and love for fans of World War II fiction.’ Goodreads reviewer
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