I enjoyed reading Call Nurse Millie. Having followed the TV programme of a similar nature, I could picture the scenes more vividly as the story progressed. Jean Fullerton has provided readers with a vivid sense of the nursing world shortly after the war. I would recommend this book.
Right from the beginning, I found myself engrossed in this fascinating, well-written book. I am an incredible fan of historical fiction, and this was from a time period of which I knew very little--post WWII. It also takes place in England, and I was grateful for my knowledge of "English" phrases. I may have struggled to understand some of the terms otherwise.
I completely fell in love with Millie. I was very grateful that the author did not make this a fairy-tale story with everyone living happily ever after. The reader is sure to find every kind of emotion imaginable from sorrow to joy to anger. However, our heroine overcame every obstacle in her own way. In spite of those that came against her, she prevailed and even triumphed both personally and professionally.
I only have one or two criticisms, and they are quite mild. There is some profanity in the book, but mostly, those who speak it are the ones you would expect to do so. If I had been writing the book, I wouldn't have included the profanity, but I wasn't overly offended since there were very few instances of it. There is some implied sex in the book, but I was glad to see that the prevailing idea was that infidelity is not right.
When the book ended, I was actually sad. I can only hope that the author writes a sequel because I feel that I want to know more about Millie. I learned so much about history during this time period, and it was well worth the read. Don't automatically assume that you know everything that will happen in the book. I found this book an absolute delight, and I would happily recommend it to just about anyone.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.