From the bestselling author of LIZZIE'S SECRET and LIZZIE'S WAR, a story about a resilient, strong woman surviving adversity post World War 1.
DEVON 1918. When Jessie Hale loses her nursing job at the end of the First World War, she leaves London to become the nurse maid to the Kendle family in Devon.
On arrival she finds the family in disarray. Captain Kendle is a loving...more
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Rosie Clarke’s latest novel, Jessie’s Promise, is set in England after World War I and follows Jessie Hale, a 26-year-old nurse navigating the depths of grief, social upheaval, and her place in the world. Jessie was a VAD during the war, and when the novel opens she has lost her job at a London hospital for speaking out on behalf of a fellow nurse. Still grieving the loss of her fiancé during the war, she cannot marry the kind bookstore owner Arch ...more
Set just after the 1st War, this is a poignant tale about Jessie .. a nurse by profession she was ousted from her job because she dared to complain about a doctor making unwanted advances! In those days the likes of her were never believed or cla ...more
Jessie is working in a hospital as a nurse until she is dismissed for speaking up on an incident she is witness to.
Jessie leaves her beloved aunt to go to work in Devon as a nurse maid to two children.
Jessie loves her new job but problem's start when she starts to have feelings for her employer. Soon tragedy strikes and Jessie has to leave, will she ever return to Devon or will she stay with her aunt. ...more
Set in 1918, lifestyles were incredibly different in terms of finding employment, amongst other things. If you were deemed a ‘well-respected’ member of the work force and irreplaceable, your word was pretty much ‘it’. However, if you were at the lower end of the work force, for example a nurse (deemed replaceable), it would be lucky if anything you said was believed by those higher up. After all, who would you believe; ...more
I quickly got drawn into this book and loved the setting and the house and staff. It makes you realise how tough life in service was.
Jessie is keen to get Captain Kendle more involved with his children and this has unexpected conse ...more