East End saga queen Jean Fullerton returns with a delightful new novel in the Nurse Connie series
It's 1948 and the nurses of the East End of London are making the most of life post-war. For Connie in particular, things are looking rosy as she looks forward to planning a future with her sweetheart, Malcolm. But, as many a young bride-to-be has proved, the course of true love never did run smooth and Connie finds herself having to grapple with interfering mothers and Malcolm's reluctance to set the date.
But while there are many obstacles to overcome before walking down the aisle, at least Connie can relax in the knowledge that she'll soon be married to the man of her dreams, can't she?
Life at work isn't all smooth sailing either. The newly-formed NHS is keeping the nurses of Fry House extremely busy and as ever in the life of a nurse heartbreak lurks at every turn. But there are some new faces to keep things interesting. And one in particular might be the answer to all of Connie's problems...
A delightful, well researched story that really does depict nursing and the living conditions in the East End at the end of the war - Lesley Pearce (Call Nurse Millie)
I was truly gripped by Jean Fullerton's wonderful first novel
Jean Fullerton's second East End saga will delight her growing legion of fans
A fearless romantic adventure ... Her powerful storytelling will stay with you for ever
Charming and full of detail about the work of a nurse in 1940s London, you will ride emotional highs and lows with each new birth and death. Beautifully written with some sharp dialogue - The Lady (Fetch Nurse Connie)
... the characters are well rounded, the period and political details evoke nostalgia, and the patient's stories are convincingly and vividly told ... The writing shines off the page and begs for a sequel - Historical Novel Society (Fetch Nurse Connie)
Jean Fullerton is the author of seven historical novels. She is a qualified District and Queen's nurse who has spent most of her working life in the East End of London, first as a Sister in charge of a team, and then as a District Nurse tutor. She is also a qualified teacher and spent twelve years lecturing on community nursing studies at a London university. She now writes full-time.
Find out more at www.jeanfullerton.com