#BlogTour #Review ~ Christmas Angels by @NadineDorries @HoZ_Books @Suzepr

A festive treat from the #1 bestselling author of The Four Streets and The Lovely Lane series.

1950s Liverpool.

Christmas is the most harrowing time of year for the nurses of St Angelus Hospital.

A brilliant nurse secretly battling a fatal illness over Christmas… A starving baby boy abandoned in the freezing cold… A cruel, controlling mother, determined to block her daughter’s nursing career at all costs…

In the run up to Christmas, nurses Pammy and Beth are aiming to win the coveted national decorating competition for the St Angelus children’s ward, but drama after drama threatens to upset their plans.

Amid the hardship and poverty of 1950s Liverpool, only the humour and community spirit of nurses and patients will get the Angels through their toughest Christmas yet.

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (16 Nov. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1784975168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784975166

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About the Author

Nadine Dorries grew up in a working-class family in Liverpool and spent a great deal of time in Mayo with her Irish grandmother. She trained as a nurse and has been the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire since 2005. She has three daughters.

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My Review

I have adored Nadine’s books previously and the Lovely Lane series holds a special spot in my heart. The era, the setting, the fact that it’s good old down to earth normal working families just makes it a pleasure to read this series. 

As a nurse myself I’m always fascinated to see what it was like ‘pre’ my time. I recall the strictness of matrons etc but this highlights just how much work is involved within all the departments to make a hospital run smoothly. The camaraderie the love and support for the patients and respect for the hierarchy!

Christmas Angels is set in the 1950’s in St. Angelus hospital in Liverpool, the author manages to get under the skin of the nurses, the dockyards, the community. There is always plenty of drama, both happy and sombre but that’s what makes these stories so realistic.

From the very first page you will be enveloped in the goings on and feel as though you are part of the action. Just because it’s Christmas it doesn’t mean things will be simple. 

This can be read as a standalone but you will get the full enjoyment and background history if you read in order. If you enjoy historical fiction full of heartwarming moments that keeps you glued to the pages look no further than this.

Five sparkly festive stars from me .. Christmas Angels is perfect reading material for this time of year.

Thanks to the author and publisher. I read and reviewed voluntarily. 

 

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