An Angel’s Work

Kate Eastham

Publication Date: 21 October 2020

You will not be able to put this book down! I just kept reading and reading… Poignant. I recommend this book to everyone! I would definitely give it more than 5 stars if I could!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Jo forced herself to look into the cot, but at first all she could see was grey dust from the explosion. Then, a tiny hand poked out through a layer of grit… With tears pouring down her cheeks, she stood rocking and soothing the baby, knowing there was very little chance the child’s mother had survived.

England, 1941. After three nights of relentless bombing from German aircraft, trained nurse Jo Brooks is told to report to the basement theatre of Mill Road Hospital. She goes with a heavy heart, not wanting to leave behind her best friend Moira, who is desperately soothing new mothers on the maternity ward. As Jo arrives safely underground, the ward takes a direct hit.

Pulling herself from the rubble, Jo’s first priority must be her patients… but she can’t stop herself frantically searching for Moira. When Jo eventually finds her, buried beneath a foot of bricks and stone, Moira is barely clinging to life. Jo makes a solemn vow: she will do whatever it takes to help the allies win the war, even if it means sacrificing her own safety.

But when, in the line of duty, Jo makes the acquaintance of a young American soldier with bright blue eyes and a voice like warm caramel, she feels her heart skip a beat and all her promises are put to the test. Because sacrificing everything in war is so much more difficult when suddenly you have so very much to live for…

A powerfully emotional wartime novel about friendship and love in the most terrible of circumstances. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Jean Grainger and The Beantown Girls.

What readers are saying about An Angel’s Work:

I was completely glued to this book… I cried and I laughed… I would highly recommend this book – reminds me of Nadine Dorries’ Nightingale stories but I preferred this one… Brilliant, entertaining and insightful.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I felt a building of emotion and tears in my eyes. It still has the capacity to touch your heart and make you feel as if you are in the air with Jo and in the field hospital alongside Mac. The story is very real and will leave you with a sense of having lived through it as well.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Loved these characters and was hooked from the first page… Beautifully written…The story is great and the characters are even better… A story of love, heartbreak, friendship, and duty… an emotional World War II story.’ Goodreads reviewer

If you love war books, family saga and nursing you will love Kate’s booksLove, love, love the storylines. Can’t wait to read some more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The plot twists are phenomenal, you will not be able to put this book down! I just kept reading and reading because the characters felt like they were in the room with me and I was feeling and experiencing their emotions… I definitely will read more books by this author and I recommend this book to everyone! I would definitely give it more than 5 stars if I could!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I loved this book… for me it was also about the romance, and friendships… I loved that It showed how fearless women were under dismal circumstances. I would highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Heart-wrenching tale of friendship and love for fans of World War II fiction.’ Goodreads reviewer

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