Miss Nightingale's Nurses

Miss Nightingale's Nurses

During the toughest of times, has she finally found her calling?


Discover the first heartwarming novel in Kate Eastham's nursing series in this gripping and compelling story of strength

'Deftly written . . . a moving account of loss, as well as self-discovery and achievement' Woman's Own
'A vivid, entertaining read which brought history alive' 5***** Reader Review

From the docks of Liverpool to a distant battlefield, can one girl find her brother and save herself?

Ada Houston's life is shattered when her brother Frank goes missing following an accident at the docks. But a short time later she hears a rumour that he survived and left Liverpool to fight a foreign war.

Determined not to lose him a second time she boards a ship to bring him home. But the battlefields of the Crimea are a hostile place for a penniless young woman.

Then one day a lifeline is thrown her way as she is offered the chance to train as a nurse under the famous Florence Nightingale. Working in the most terrible of conditions, Ada shows an aptitude beyond anyone's expectations as she cares for her injured countrymen, makes new friends and enjoys the first flutter of romance.

But Frank is still missing and she needs to find him before it's too late . . .


'A wonderfully written book' 5***** Reader Review

'Gripped me right from the start' 5***** Reader Review

'You felt you were with them' 5***** Reader Review


  • Deftly written . . . a moving account of loss, as well as self-discovery and achievement
    Woman's Own

About the author

Kate Eastham

Kate Eastham trained as a nurse and midwife on the Nightingale wards of Preston Royal Infirmary. She has well over thirty years of experience working in hospital, residential and hospice care. Born and bred in Lancashire, she is married with three grown-up children and one grandchild. Always reading, she went on to gain a degree in English Literature and was inspired to write after researching the history of nursing and her own family history, with its roots in Liverpool, northern mill towns and rural Lancashire.
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