A WORLD WAR WII ROMANCE
“We gave everything we had to treat the wounded, no matter the danger, we remained committed until the last.”
On Lillian Elizabeth’s death, Lilibeth inherits her grandmother’s home, Seagulls Rest, but it comes with a condition. Lilibeth must reveal her grandmother’s secret.
November 1940: Lillian Elizabeth joins the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Services in the fight against Hitler. She never meant to fall in love.
Major Joseph Lawrence is a doctor. Sergeant Alick McNavis a Scottish soldier. They are very different men. One will capture Lillian Elizabeth’s heart. The other her soul. One, a forbidden love.
The other, permissible.
From the destruction of war, a Nightingale brings hope. Across the battlefields of France to the sandstorms of Egypt, a Nightingale’s voice is often the last sound a soldier will hear.
Now this Nightingale needs the help of her granddaughter, Lilibeth, so her soul can rest in peace.
EDITOR'S COMMENTS: It’s a truly beautiful story, told very well, and I teared up again at the end. As I was reading, I couldn’t help but imagine what it must have been like for the nurses and the soldiers. To face such brutality and have to bear it with a calm demeanour, not letting it affect you publicly. I think you’ve captured the moment incredibly well.