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A historical fiction of a different sorts where the setting was the hospital, and the characters were the nurses and doctors of the St. Angelus. The nurses were called the Snow Angels and rightly so, as they were the ones who made patients feel better.
It was Christmas time, a time of joy, but secrets seemed to be cropping up in this hospital. Baby Louis found abandoned in the garage was taken in by the nurses and looked after, and one of them wanted to adopt him. There was a young woman watching the hospital and searching for the past. A baby was to be born in the blizzard. All this and more happened bringing a storm in their lives.
My first book by Nadine Dorries, though 5th in the series, it took me a while to get to know the characters.. There was quite a flurry of events which occurred in the hospital. But slowly the charcters settled into me and I could go with the flow.
The author, a nurse herself, had written a fabulous story set in the 1950 in an authentic setting. I reminded me of the times I use to work at the hospital. The emotions in the story especially the story concerning baby Louis caught me by surprise and pulled me deeper into the story.
Each character was so unique, their personalities leaped off the screen. I enjoyed knowing their various quirks. They were human and humane in their ways. Secrets came out in this book. But all it showed was that the characters had a warm heart.
The series ought to be read from the beginning to enjoy the characters and their lives more. A sweet read.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
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.
Nadine is currently working on her second novel, a sequel to THE FOUR STREETS
Christmas is coming, but will the doctors and nurses of St Angelus get a chance to enjoy it?
Sister Emily Haycock and husband Dessie are anxiously counting the days until the signing of final adoption papers for their precious baby Louis. But someone has got it in for them and Emily is about to get caught out in a dangerous lie.
Victoria Baker is now Mrs Davenport and heavily pregnant. But as the snow begins to fall, has she made a big mistake about her dates and put the life of her unborn baby at risk?
And who is the figure obsessively watching St Angelus from the shadows? Or the mystery woman who turns up one dark, windy evening, begging for a room at Malcolm Coffey’s ‘Seaman’s Stop’ bed and breakfast?
In Snow Angels only one thing is certain. Christmas will be anything but peaceful.