Release date - 16th November 2017
Book length - 400 pages
Publisher - Head of Zeus
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Suzanne from Head of Zeus Books for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A FESTIVE TREAT FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FOUR STREETS AND THE LOVELY LANE SERIES
The nurses of Lovely Lane face Christmas dramas at the busiest time of the St Angelus year.
Christmas may be the season of goodwill, festive cheer and family cheer for some – but not for the poor of 1950s Liverpool. And for St Angelus Hospital in Lovely Lane, it is frantically busy. There are the old, the dying, the children – and the emergencies. The nurses, known locally as the Angels of Lovely Lane, are run off their feet. Dana, Beth, Pammy and Victoria hardly have time to catch their breath, let alone have a Christmas of their own.
Gripping, gritty, moving, and often humorous too, this is vintage Nadine, a story from the heart of a writer who knows exactly what it is like to be a nurse in a big hospital at Christmas.
From the very first page of CHRISTMAS ANGELS by Nadine Dorries, I fell back in time to Liverpool in the 1950s where people are still coming to terms with what happened during the war, and women are grasping their chance at a more independent lifestyle. But there are some things that should never change and that includes the wonderful and caring community that centres around St Angelus Hospital where everyone looks out for each other whether you want them to or not.
The characters are loveable (well, almost all of them), engaging, and they quickly become your friends and you feel so connected to what is happening in their lives that you become submerged in this story completely. From nurses that have dedicated their lives to their job at the sacrifice of their own personal lives to those who yearn for more but are afraid to reach out, to the community as a whole who will do whatever it takes to protect their own. I laughed, I cared, and I cried while reading this story because CHRISTMAS ANGELS by Nadine Dorries will make you feel all of the emotions while underpinning it all with strong, intelligent characters that convey hope throughout.
CHRISTMAS ANGELS by Nadine Dorries is a must-read for historical fiction fans and it should not be missed!
Nadine Dorries was born in Liverpool in the 1950s and raised on a council estate, the daughter of a bus driver. Her first novel, THE FOUR STREETS, was inspired by memories of her childhood, particularly her Irish grandmother who she was very close to.
Nadine trained as a nurse, then followed with a successful career in which she established and then sold her own business. She has been the MP for Mid-Befordshire since 2005 and has three daughters.
For more information:
Website - nadinedorries.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/NadineDorries
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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