[Donna Douglas] read The Nightingale Girls ebook

Donna Douglas ¼ 5 review

Ery to her fellow nurses avoiding fun gossip and the limelight In fact she is in the formidable shadow of her overbearing mother who dominates every aspect of her life Can a nursing career free Helen at last The third of our heroines is naughty rebellious Millie an aristoc Donna Douglas does a great job at creating likable characters you want to read and follow in The Nightingale Girls It is a fun light read set in 1930 s London following a group of young women from vastly different backgrounds studying to become nurses at the prestigious Nightingale teaching hospitalReaders follow Amelia Millie Bennedict who is the daughter of an Earl in High Society Helen Tremayne who comes from a terribly strict upbringing and is a legacy to her mother who was a Nightingale nurse and Dora Doyle who is from the East End and had to work in factories and go to Night School to earn this opportunity There are others but these are our primary characters Douglas utilizes them to detail the class structure of the time and the challenges that would be faced by young women during a time of enormous change in England including family expectations marriage and dating and entering the workforceI read that viewers who enjoyed Call the Midwife will enjoy this as well I agree and I fall in that category I had hoped it would delve deeper into class structure and history but I liked it I will absolutely pick up the next book It is something I will read when I m looking for lighter fare In the past I ve likened some books to candy fun tasty satisfying but not particularly filling This definitely falls in that category That being said I don t know anyone who doesn t like candy I certainly doI received this from Netgalley and Random House UK North America in return for an honest review Her Small-Town Hero you want to read and follow in The Nightingale Girls It is a fun light read set in 1930 s London following a group of Red Tail (Travis Trilogy young women from vastly different backgrounds studying to become nurses at the prestigious Nightingale teaching hospitalReaders follow Amelia Millie Bennedict who is the daughter of an Earl in High Society Helen Tremayne who comes from a terribly strict upbringing and is a legacy to her mother who was a Nightingale nurse and Dora Doyle who is from the East End and had to work in factories and go to Night School to earn this opportunity There are others but these are our primary characters Douglas utilizes them to detail the class structure of the time and the challenges that would be faced by Promises in Tumble Creek young women during a time of enormous change in England including family expectations marriage and dating and entering the workforceI read that viewers who enjoyed Call the Midwife will enjoy this as well I agree and I fall in that category I had hoped it would delve deeper into class structure and history but I liked it I will absolutely pick up the next book It is something I will read when I m looking for lighter fare In the past I ve likened some books to candy fun tasty satisfying but not particularly filling This definitely falls in that category That being said I don t know anyone who doesn t like candy I certainly doI received this from Netgalley and Random House UK North America in return for an honest review

Read & Download The Nightingale Girls

The Nightingale Girls

Three very different girls sign up as student nurses in 1936 while England is still mourning the death of George V Dora is a tough East Ender driven by ambition but also desperate to escape her sualid overcrowded home and her abusive stepfather Helen is the uiet one a myst Donna Douglas is a very successful author of contemporary romance novels written under the name of Donna Hay The Nightingale Girls is her first historical novel the first of a planned trilogy and was published by Arrow Books at Random House on 16 AugustThe Nightingale Girls of the title are the students of the fictional Florence Nightingale Teaching Hospital situated in London s East End the story starts in the 1930s The story centres around three of the students Dora Helen and Millie Three very different girls with different backgrounds different experiences but brought together by their shared mission to become nursesDora is an East End girl from a poor working class district She is not the usual Nightingale student and is often looked down on by some of the other students She is from tough stock and has battled hard to get away from home and importantly to get away from her step fatherHelen is uiet and studious and known as a tell tale The other girls don t trust her one bit her formidable Mother is a Trustee of the Hospital and governs both the staff and her own daughter with a rod of ironMillie is an aristocrat the much loved daughter of her doting father Carefree and often flippant there are not many people who believe that she will ever ualify as a nurseThrown together during training these three girls form an unlikely alliance slowly opening up to each as they battle through 14 hour days stripping beds and washing out bedpans On their feet all day in heavy uniforms and uncomfortable shoes at the beck and call of the Sister of the ward and treated as the lowest of the lowDonna Douglas has created three captivating characters full of warmth and fun pain and sadness and honesty Her meticulous research into the lives of student nurses in the 1930s shines through into this story making it a compelling read As a small girl I never dreamed of becoming a nurse and as an adult I have spent a fair amount of time as a patient and have the greatest admiration for the nursing profession Times can be hard nowadays but 80 years ago their lives seemed almost unbearable No talking to men no late nights never speak unless you are spoken to and the list goes onDespite the hardship and the drudgery this novel captures the youthful fun side of the students it is packed with stories from the ward mishaps and cover ups impossible patients arrogant doctors and self important managementEach of the students also have their own story and these are what really made me love this novel The three girls and their families and their past are woven into the tales of the hospital wonderfullyThe Nightingale Girls is a joy to read a real treasure I am looking forward to hearing about Dora Helen and Millie in the second book of the series Marriage by Deception years ago their lives seemed almost unbearable No talking to men no late nights never speak unless A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you are spoken to and the list goes onDespite the hardship and the drudgery this novel captures the Matthews Choice youthful fun side of the students it is packed with stories from the ward mishaps and cover ups impossible patients arrogant doctors and self important managementEach of the students also have their own story and these are what really made me love this novel The three girls and their families and their past are woven into the tales of the hospital wonderfullyThe Nightingale Girls is a joy to read a real treasure I am looking forward to hearing about Dora Helen and Millie in the second book of the series

Download Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Donna Douglas

Rat on the run from her conventional upper class life She is doomed to clash over and over again with terrifying Sister Hyde and to get into scrape after scrape especially where men are concerned This utterly delightful novel brings a London pre war hospital vividly to lif I really wanted to like this book but I just didn t As a huge fan of Call the Midwife It was disappointing I didn t care about the characters except one and it just bored me I read halfway through and didn t finish it as I feel there is a ton of engaging literature out there waiting for me to devour it


10 thoughts on “The Nightingale Girls

  1. says:

    I liked this At first I wasn't sure if I would I wanted hospitalpatient stories and less nurse stories but hello look at the title It is a book about three student NURSES in 1930s East End London It is a bit of a soap opera fans of 'Strong Medicine' not a book I know but you get the idea and ' Call The Midwife' will like this I f

  2. says:

    Donna Douglas is a very successful author of contemporary romance novels written under the name of Donna Hay The Nightingale Girls i

  3. says:

    Read all my reviews on I reuested The Nightingale Girls because it immediately reminded me of Call The Midwife Set in London's East End during the 30s it follows three young girls in The Nightingale a training hospital for nurses It wasn't for me unfortunately I felt too little history and way to much soap opera Besides while it was

  4. says:

    I’m certain readers of my reviews are heartily sick of the fact that I love the book and television show Call the Midwife I love historical nursing fiction – I’m not sure why as it’s not the most glamorous of jobs but there’s something cosy and inviting about reading about nurses that never gets boring The Nightingale Girls is the first book in the Nightingale Nurses series there’s currently four books and an eBook Christmas sto

  5. says:

    Donna Douglas does a great job at creating likable characters you want to read and follow in 'The Nightingale Girls' It is a fun light read set in 1930's London following a group of young women from vastly different backgrou

  6. says:

    Light and fun read catching a glimpse into nursing school almost a century ago brought me out of my reading slump D

  7. says:

    It seems most reviewers loved this book so I'm trying to figure out what I'm missing I'm a big fan of historical fiction so I thought I would enjoy this as much as everyone else did But I just found it boring It seemed nothing really happened at least for the first couple hundred pages I didn't like any of the characters either I also felt there were too many characters who I felt didn't need to be introduced as detai

  8. says:

    Not a book I would normally pick up but it was sent to me by the publisher so I thought I'd give it a go It was fine and some nice moments but rather predictable I suppose 'nice' sums it up best so if that's what you're after then this delivers I thought the end was uite abrupt but looking at other reviews on

  9. says:

    I really wanted to like this book but I just didn't As a huge fan of Call the Midwife It was disappointing I didn

  10. says:

    Brilliant Couldn't put the book down

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *