Friday, January 14, 2011

Historical Fiction Friday

Once again my favorite time period is in the spotlight this Friday. This book looks interesting, but it doesn't hit shelves until April 12, 2011.

It's 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at the chance. The work is grueling, the hospital conditions deplorable, and Miss Nightingale a demanding teacher. Before long, the plight of British soldiers becomes more than just a mission of mercy as Molly finds that she's falling in love with both a dashing young doctor and a soldier who has joined the army to be near her. But with the battle raging ever nearer, can Molly keep the two men she cares for from harm? A love story to savor, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes imagining of the woman who became known as "the lady with the lamp."


Rebecca Herman said...

I read an ARC of this book and really enjoyed it.

Susan said...

This one is on my wishlist. Florence Nightingale was a hero of mine when I was growing up, so I'm really looking forward to this book.

YA Librarian said...

Rebecca, is it better than her last?

Susan, I totally agree. :)

Fourth Musketeer said...

I picked up an ARC of this one at ALA--I'm waiting to read it until a little closer to the release date, but I really enjoyed her two previous books, so I'm expecting this one will be really good too!