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Wives of War Audiobook

Wives of War

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Publisher's Summary

London, 1944. Two young nurses meet at a train station with a common purpose: to join the war effort. Scarlet longs for the chance to find her missing fiancé, Thomas, and to prove to her family - and to herself - that she's stronger than everybody thinks. Nursing is in Ellie's blood, but her humble background is vastly different from Scarlet's privileged upbringing. Though Ellie puts on a brave face, she's just as nervous as Scarlet about what awaits them in France.

In Normandy, the two friends soon encounter the seemingly unflappable Lucy. Scarlet and Ellie are in awe of her courage and competence, but the experienced nurse is well aware of the dangers of the job they've chosen - and even she is terrified they won't make it home alive.

Pushed to their limits by the brutality of a world at war, Scarlet, Ellie and Lucy will need to rely on each other - and the power of their friendship - to survive.

©2017 Soraya Lane (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    Maine Knitter 08-04-17
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    "Poor narrator"

    An average book which I actually enjoyed. However...

    The narrator was poor. I have listened to other books she has read and I didn't enjoy them either. Sadly, a poor narrator is a detriment to a decent book. This happened in this case.

    Also, this entire book was predictable. There was no real angst and, given the war setting, there should have been a lot. The end of each nurse's story was way too clean - if that's the right term. How did Scarlet ever find Thomas and meet James in the combat theater? Unbelievable!

    All that being said, I enjoyed this as an interesting WWII story. I have a soft spot for military nurses as my mother served in WWII as a Navy nurse. If one just enjoys the story it's quite interesting.

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    Lyn 07-28-17
    Lyn 07-28-17 Member Since 2012
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    "WWII story from nurses view"

    This is a great story telling of the bravery and development of a deep friendship of 3 military nurses during WWII. Their are many stories of the bravery of men for this historic periodic time in history but few about the women in this time and what they went through. Excellent book!

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    Deb 07-26-17
    Deb 07-26-17
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    "I enjoyed this book"

    Romantic read, I'll forget it soon, but it was a good beach weekend escape.

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    Amazon Customer 07-12-17
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    "couldn't put it down"

    learned lots about nurses and what they went through and their sacrifices during the war.

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    Carolynn Martin 07-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved this book!"

    This was such a great story! I laughed and cried, had goose bumps. Truly inspirational.

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    donalurn 07-11-17
    donalurn 07-11-17 Member Since 2012
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    "I loved it!"

    This story is inspiring. Happy ending. Great listen. Loved the narration, so glad I got it.

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    Avidlistener 07-09-17
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    "Rather predictable"

    I was disappointed because I could guess every plot line in advance. Also some parts were quite drawn out and I kept wishing for the story to move forward.

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    Amazon Customer 07-07-17
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    "Clean love story"

    loved it! Kept me captivated. Enjoyed the story and how all three stories could be weaved so easily together.

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    Patty Deffenbaugh Karber 10-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "My favorite era"

    I'm also an RN. Bravo to all Nurses who've served our country. Realistic setting.

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    Donna in MT 10-10-17
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    "Touching Story"

    Thank you, Soraya M. Lane, for such a touching story. Also, Heather Wilds narrated wonderfully.

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    8/25/17
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    "Simple"

    Not very gripping, to wishy washy. It didn't have enough storylines to keep you hanging on.

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  • Nancy Jane
    7/30/17
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    "A romance"

    This is a very nicely written but predictable story, primarily focused on the romantic lives of the characters. A nice holiday read but shallow.

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    BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
    7/26/17
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    "Narration poor"

    Narration spoilt the whole book for me, I couldn't finish it, waste of money, I wish I could be refunded.

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  • Charlotte Van
    7/15/17
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    "Really good story, let down by narration"
    What did you like best about Wives of War? What did you like least?

    Interesting story with an excellent, well-thought out plot.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was really boring to listen to and didn't lend any expression to her retelling. Honestly, it did put me off the book.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Yes, absolutely.


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