The Sea Nurses

Kate Eastham

The young nurse ran across the wooden deck, her feet skidding. She spotted an injured young man clinging to the ship’s rail, his eyes wide with terror. She could see the water rushing up to meet them. ‘We need to jump!’ she screamed. In that moment, a wave washed over them. She lunged forward to grab his hand, but she was a second too slow. Somewhere, deep inside the vessel, came a loud crack. The hospital ship was breaking apart…

1914. Evie Munro is a Scottish fisher girl, working the herring season from Wick to Great Yarmouth. For Evie, every day is the same – gutting fish at the docks, shoulder-to-shoulder with her friends, followed by fresh bread, a warm whiskey toddy and an early night. But when Germany declares war on Britain, everything changes.

As her village begins to empty of young men, Evie’s life is marked by a heartbreaking tragedy at home. Her happiness destroyed, she vows to join the war effort as an army nurse, caring for wounded soldiers on the imposing hospital ship Britannic.

But as the war rages on and the ship comes under direct fire, Evie’s courage is put to the ultimate test. Can Evie and the nurses of the HMHS Britannic save the day and heal the patients in their care? Or will their lives become one more casualty in Britain’s heroic fight for freedom?

A heartbreaking wartime saga – guaranteed to have you grabbing for the tissues! Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Nancy Revell.

What readers are saying about The Sea Nurses:

‘Heartbreaking… Guaranteed to have you grabbing for the tissues… I like a book to keep me gripped from the beginning and this book certainly does that… I had a really hard time putting my Kindle down to do my adult responsibilities. This book is perfection.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book has everything. It makes you laugh, has you holding your breath and makes you cry. You won’t be disappointed!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Get those tissues ready you’re going to need them… So well written, and the characters feel so well that I found myself sobbing on many occasions.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Heartbreaking… ensure you have time to read this in one sitting.’ @karen_loves_reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘There are some heartbreaking scenes in The Sea Nurses (have your tissues nearby)… a story about war, friendships, love, loss, and coming together to work toward a common goal. It is an emotional, dramatic story that will linger with you long after you finish it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Wonderful storyline and lovely characters all written beautifully.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I enjoyed this book very very much!…I’m so glad I chose this amazing story… will make you laugh, cry… I was glued to the story until the end!’ Nicki’s Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Heartbreaking… The characters are realistic and sympathetic –you’ll root not only for the women but also for their patients… emotional.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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