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The Lovely Lane series is based in 1950’s Liverpool around a group of nurses who are training at the St Angelus Hospital and live the in Lovely Lane nurses home.
The nurses of Lovely Lane – Dana, Victoria, Pammy and Beth – are now in their second year and are about to face some truly harrowing and difficult times on the wards.
St Angelus needs a new assistant matron, but the members of the Liverpool District Hospital Board have overruled Emily Haycock and Dr Gaskell in their choice. Enter the mysterious Miss Van Gilder from somewhere down south.
The life of St Angelus is soon disrupted as her proposals turn the running of the hospital upside down and threaten the jobs of the domestics and porters. But Miss Van Gilder harbours a dark and dishonest secret, and the staff – who are used to looking after their own – set out to uncover it.
Will they do so in time, before her meddling begins to affect the morale of the nurses and put the lives of their patients in danger? For one very sick little boy, especially, it will be touch and go.
It’s been a long while since I read a similar book to The Children of Lovely Lane. It truly was a breath of fresh air. Well written characters that become people you care about throughout the book. I have yet to read the first book – The Angels of Lovely Lane but it doesn’t stop you getting into this one. I’m going to pop back and read that one after!
Emily is the director of nursing at St Angelus and the hospital is looking for a new assistant matron. Dr Gaskell think Emily is the solution. He has nothing but praise for her. But Emily is torn between her group of current nurses who she wants to see through to their finals and the job she really wants.
But none of this matters when the members of the board have overruled Dr Gaskell and hire Miss Van Gilder who hides a secret.
I won’t spoil anymore of the story for you, but you are in for a treat!
Totally addictive reading that’s perfect for a cold winter evening.
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Now over to the giveaway. I have one copy of The Children of Lovely Lane by Nadine Dorries to giveaway to one person. To enter please fill in the rafflecopter below.
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