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  • The Lieutenant's Nurse

  • By: Sara Ackerman
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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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.

©2019 Sara Ackerman (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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“An emotional and heartfelt tale of love and courage.” (Chanel Cleeton, best-selling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in Havana)

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  • Susan Sun
  • 12-03-19

Nice story but irritating narrator!!

Nice enjoyable story but didn't like the narrator! Her voice was very irritating at times, overly gushy and and her voice for the lead male was a forced and unatural male voice.

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  • Jo Wolf
  • 09-01-21

Narrator Difficulties

The narrator's style is effusive. Lead character sometimes played as emotional in way that does not fit an allegedly competent, emotionally stable nurse.
Plays Lieutenant flat. Reader's monotone intonations do not match what Lieutenant is saying.
I find her exaggerated diction style distracting. Hoping this is one of the reader's early works and that she'll improve with experience.

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  • Erika
  • 13-07-20

Conspiracy theories

This was not a historical fiction by any means. It is a love story set in Hawaii during the attack at Pearl Harbor but there are no facts or much real history, only conspiracies. The author writes the story around the Pearl Harbor advance-knowledge conspiracy theory that the US government knew about Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor and may have let it happen (or encouraged it) in order to ensure the US' entry into the European theatre of World War II via a Japanese–American war.
I enjoyed the story though.

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  • Kathryn A. Pugh
  • 04-09-21

Women are heroes to.

You really never knew if the bourse and lieutenant would get together. Wonderful ending. Could not stop listening.

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  • JerZee Lady
  • 29-07-19

Sappy

Boring and predictable. The reader's voice was annoying . Good bedtime reading because it put me to sleep.

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  • tory
  • 01-03-22

Hooked from the start! An exciting story!

I LOVED listening to this book! It was very fast-paced and I hardly paused until it was done! The story gave a solid picture of the horrors that the men and women of Pearl Harbor faced, while gracefully telling a story of love, courage and vindication.

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  • Lynda
  • 14-02-22

A tear jerker, But a must read for sure

I absolutely LOVE IT when a novel draws you so far in till you identify with more then 1 character and you truly experience what the characters are going thru, whether it's happiness or sadness, This Novel is exactly that and more. An absolute MUST READ! The Narrator is astounding!

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  • Linda A
  • 24-06-20

Book with a twist

loved the book! The story held my attention during a long car ride. Must read!

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  • Dawn Cross
  • 18-11-19

Enjoyed the story!

very enjoyable story, I love the history of WWII and how the Author blended it with a story line that worked very well together. Great job all the way around!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-19

A great ready

Really enjoyed the book. Have been to Pearl Harbor and remembered some of the item and scenes she speaks of.