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The Lieutenant's Nurse

valutazioni:
3.5/5 (16 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
379 pagine
8 ore
Pubblicato:
Mar 5, 2019
ISBN:
9781488088568
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“An emotional and heartfelt tale of love and courage.” —Chanel Cleeton, bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick
Next Year in Havana

November, 1941. She’s never even seen the ocean before, but Eva Cassidy has her reasons for making the crossing to Hawaii, and they run a lot deeper than escaping a harsh Michigan winter. Newly enlisted as an Army Corps nurse, Eva is stunned by the splendor she experiences aboard the steamship SS Lurline; even more so by Lt. Clark Spencer, a man she is drawn to but who clearly has secrets of his own. But Eva’s past—and the future she’s trying to create—means that she’s not free to follow her heart. Clark is a navy intelligence officer, and he warns her that the United States won’t be able to hold off joining the war for long, but nothing can prepare them for the surprise attack that will change the world they know.

In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Eva and her fellow nurses band together for the immense duty of keeping the American wounded alive. And the danger that finds Eva threatens everything she holds dear. Amid the chaos and heartbreak, Eva will have to decide whom to trust and how far she will go to protect those she loves.

Set in the vibrant tropical surroundings of the Pacific, The Lieutenant’s Nurse is an evocative, emotional WWII story of love, friendship and the resilient spirit of the heroic nurses of Pearl Harbor.
Pubblicato:
Mar 5, 2019
ISBN:
9781488088568
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Sara Ackerman writes books about love and life, and all of their messy and beautiful imperfections. She believes that the light is just as important as the dark, and that the world is in need of uplifting and heartwarming stories. Born and raised in Hawaii, she studied journalism and later earned graduate degrees in psychology and Chinese medicine. She blames Hawaii for her addiction to writing, and sees no end to its untapped stories.

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  • (5/5)
    Sara Ackerman, Author of “The Lieutenant’s Nurse” has written an intense, intriguing, captivating, and suspenseful novel. The Genres for this Novel are Fiction and Historical Fiction with the Author’s Interpretation. The time-line for this story is approximately 1941 and after. The story goes to the past when it pertains to the novels or characters in the story. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated.Eva Cassidy is a nurse that has some deep secrets and decides to leave Michigan and work as an Army Corps Nurse, in Hawaii. On the ship , Eva meets some interesting characters. Eva is attracted to Lt. Clark Spencer, who seem to harbor some deep dark secrets of his own. On the ship is talk of war with Germany, and talk of what happens when talks break down with the Japanese.Once Eva lands, she meets other women that are nurses. The beauty of Hawaii is described by the Author. There seems to be tension, and warnings, in the background. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, there is great distraction, but Eva and the other nurses are courageous, heroic, and go above and beyond to tend to the men who have been severely hurt. This is such a turbulent time in history, and devastating and heartbreaking.I appreciate the author discussing important topics such as the sisterhood the nurses have, keeping up the morale of the soldiers, and assisting in so many ways. This is a story of war, love, hope and faith. I highly recommend this novel for those readers who enjoy Historical Fiction during World War Two. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.
  • (4/5)
    Eva is being sent to Hawaii to be an Army Nurse. She is hoping to escape her past and to meet up with her boyfriend who is stationed at Pearl Harbor. On the voyage over she meets a Navy Intelligence Officer, Clark. Eva and Clark have a very strong connection. Even though she fights it tooth and nail, she just can’t stop her feelings.Clark becomes aware of some Japanese communications. He tries to notify his superior. But somehow, someway, his information is never passed along. (You must read to find out why! NO SPOILERS HERE!).I enjoyed the setting of Pearl Harbor and Hawaii. And when Pearl is bombed, I felt like I was right there. The author did a fabulous job with the destruction, tragic injuries, and the fatigue of the doctors and nurses. But, the bombing is not exactly what this book is about. Yes, it is a major part of the story. However, there is Eva and her past, Clark and his information, AND Eva’s boyfriend Billy.This book has a little bit of everything. It’s part war story and love story with intrigue and espionage thrown in. Don’t miss this one!I received this novel from Mira via Netgalley for a honest review.
  • (5/5)
    The Lieutenant’s Nurse by Sara AckermanTruly enjoyed this book and once I started could not put it down reading into the wee hours of the morning! Why? * I was reminded of a trip to Hawaii when I was sixteen. There were so many men in uniform on the beaches.* I remember stories my father told of being there ready to deploy during WWII only to have the war end before he was sent off to fight.* I am a nurse and considered being a nurse anesthetist.* There are two anesthesiologists in the family. Both my father and brother respected nurses and listened to what they had to advise even though they had more “book learning” they were willing to listen to someone with hands-on experience.* I have been through wars myself.* I believed in the romantic element of the story* The writing was superb* It made me think* I liked the characters I was meant to and disliked the ones that deserved it.* It took me back in time...I could almost see my parents in this book for some reasonWould I read another book by this author? I definitely would!Thank you to NetGalley and HQN-MIRA for the ARC – This is my honest review.5 Stars
  • (4/5)
    This novel takes place in 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and started their war with the United States. Along with the story, there are copies of messages that were sent from Japan to their navy and the pilots before the attack started which made the story more realistic. Over 2400 people were killed when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This number includes the US military, the Japanese pilots, the nurses and the civilians. There were less than 100 nurses working the hospital at Pearl Harbor when the attack happened and they were totally overwhelmed with the number of causalities that were brought to the hospital. Hawaii had been considered one of the easiest and most beautiful places to work as a nurse but after the attack, it was no longer viewed that way.Eva had never even seen the ocean when her ship left California to head to Hawaii where she was assigned as an Army nurse. She was running away from her home in Michigan and there were more reasons than just to avoid another bad Michigan winter. A friend of her father's who was in the military was waiting for her in Hawaii and even though she thought she loved him, she became very close to Clark, a Navy intelligence officer that she meets on the ship. When Eva arrives at the hospital, she immediately bonds with the other nurses. It is this bond of sisterhood that holds them all together in the days following the attack when they are get so many wounded people to care for. And the danger that finds her threatens everything she holds dear. Amid the chaos and heartbreak, Eva will have to decide who to trust and how far she will go to protect those she loves.I found it refreshing to read a war book with the nurses being such an important part of the story. They have been ignored in the history books for way too long. Along with the historical part of the story there is a beautiful love story between Eva and Clark that helped show there is hope for the future even in the midst of war.Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own.