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A Nightingale Christmas Wish

By: Donna Douglas
Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
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Summary

As Christmas 1938 approaches, the staff at the Nightingale Hospital have their own wishes for the festive season. Ward sister Frannie Wallace is hoping she won't have to live through another war like the one that claimed her fiance. Staff Nurse Helen Dawson wants to find happiness again after the death of her husband Charlie. But is she looking for love in the wrong place?

Matron Kathleen Fox struggles to keep up morale. But while everyone else worries about the future of the Nightingale, it's for her own future that Kathleen truly fears. As the country prepares itself for war, one thing is for sure – nothing at the Nightingale Hospital will be the same again.

©2014 Donna Douglas (P)2014 Soundings

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Superb

From start to finish the story unfolded with charm and delight, painting a picture of hospital life that was so caring, with the lives of the nurses in the stark reality of life between the wars. Narration was excellent.

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Wow

I loved this book, so sad when it ends, will buy all in this set. Penelope freeman reads it so well, I have read books since I was 5. Now at 78 I cannot see so good, thank goodness for audio books.

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Great story & excellent narration

Well written story like the other nightingale books. With expert narration by Penelope Freeman as always.

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A heart warming story

Would you listen to A Nightingale Christmas Wish again? Why?

no I never read a book twice

What other book might you compare A Nightingale Christmas Wish to, and why?

I was a nurse I enjoy a good story about nursing and the nightingale story are very good I think I have read them all

Which scene did you most enjoy?

how the wards worked in the past and the staff had to work so hard and made a very good job of it

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

the story of young girls working hard to become nurses and all the problems that come with it

Any additional comments?

a very human story

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Sorry!

Just couldn’t get into this book. I’m surprised because it’s my kind of book. Might just be the mood I’m in just now lol.

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Brilliant

Another great book by Donna Douglas about the staff and patients of the Nightingale Hospital well worth a read if you are a fan

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Donna Douglas

Very good story Donna Douglas knows how to keep you listening well worth the time

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Yet another great title!

I love the way Penelope voices each and every character, she's fast becoming my favourite narrator.
Another great book from the talented Donna Douglas. can't wait to tune into the next one.

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Brings back memories

The story accurately describes the feelings and memories I remember from my own casualty days when a burns child victim was brought into my care, making this story, for me, very realistic.

Another enjoyable story, thank you. On to the next. I'm loving it.

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  • 11-01-15

I loved it

Excellent story and excellent reader. The reader makes the book sing or fall flat. There's a bit more angst than is needed tho

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  • 26-07-15

Another great listen

This is a great series and hopefully there will be more. A bit of s romantic but I thoroughly enjoyed this listen

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  • jackie
  • 18-03-15

Loved the story and beautifully narrated.

Thoroughly enjoyable story and the narration brought each character to life. A ver y enjoyable experience could listen to repeatedly.

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  • Belinda
  • 13-02-15

I love these books!! The era, the simplicity.

I love the accents of the narrator. The medical insight into those times in history and the way of life in London is wonderful.