Monday, October 6, 2014

Lady Gallant

Lady Gallant
By Gini Rifkin
March 2010 

Disowned by her father and still mourning the death of her fiancé, Josephine Posey joins Florence Nightingale's brigade of nurses bound for the Black Sea. Thousands of British soldiers desperately await these angels of mercy and a new life awaits Josie. Amidst the chaos of death and despair, she finds a spark of hope, lighting the flame once more inside her soul. In search of the truth, Garrick Allen, one of Britain's first war correspondents also journeys to the Crimean Peninsula. To him the soldiers seem all but abandoned by Queen and country, and as he smokes his cheroots and makes friends with a bottle, he writes his bold but honest dispatches for The Times. Not wanting anything more than to finish his job and go home, Garrick is blindsided by a nurse with attitude who offers him a new slant on life and a reason to love.

Between The Pages
Set during the Crimean War, Lady Gallant provides an interesting look into history during the time of Florence Nightingale and the war itself. The setting is gripping as each scene shows the sadness and horrific side of battle and loss. The characters are sweet, compelling, and caring. Their relationship shines through the story. If you want to get lost in history with a good romance, this is the book for you!

4 Stars

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