‘I absolutely loved it. A beautiful wartime story… my absolute favourite.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
As a teenager in Chicago, May always dreamed of travelling the world. So when she falls in love with George Turner, she can’t wait to return to London as his wife. Two beautiful daughters follow, but George isn’t the husband he promised to be. Ten years on, May is wondering if she’s made a terrible mistake.
The Great War has been declared in Europe, and all around, brave young men are being called up to serve. George, banned from conscription himself, has taken to the bottle, and May suspects he’s seeing other women too. He even sends her beloved daughters away to school. She misses them terribly every day.
Then May meets veteran nurse Elsie, who persuades May to join the war effort. May knows nothing of nursing – it will be difficult, dangerous work, but her heart is telling her it’s the right thing to do and the only way to carve out a life for herself and her daughters away from George.
But when George does the unthinkable, May’s children are put at risk. Miles away on the front line and unable to reach them, will May be reunited with her little girls before it’s too late?
A gripping wartime drama, perfect for fans of Before We Were Yours, The Secret Orphan and The German Midwife.
What readers are saying about Daughters of War:
‘Absolutely loved this book! One of the best books I’ve read in ages… a gripping read that I both couldn’t wait to finish but also didn’t want to end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I simply adored Daughters of War… once in a while a book comes along that just burrows its way into the heart of me, that stirs my soul. This is one such book… I spent quite a bit of this book trying to swallow the lump in my throat or wiping my eyes.’ Short Book and Scribes, 5 stars
‘Made me feel so emotional… This was such a wonderful read, which certainly tugged at my heart-strings. I loved this author’s writing and it was so realistic that I felt like I was actually there. A perfect read and a perfect tribute to the wonderful women who did their duty as War Nurses.’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘I couldn’t wait to get started on the book… Oh my word, this was one hell of an emotive read… I was hooked from the moment I picked the book up… I had a great great Aunt, who was a nurse during the First World War and to read this book made me feel closer to her… The more I read, the more I wanted to read and the quicker the pages turned… I just wanted the book to continue.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars
‘An unputdownable book that had me reading under the covers, so keen was I to find out what happened next… fabulous.’ Julie Davis, 5 stars
‘Absolutely loved this book! One of the best books I’ve read in ages, even with my love of wartime novels! Brilliant story and characters and a gripping read that I both couldn’t wait to finish but also didn’t want to end. Can’t wait to read more from the author now.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I absolutely loved it. A beautiful wartime story… I wouldn’t expect anything less from Lizzie Page. She always delivers in spades.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Lizzie Page has such great ways of describing events and places… I loved the characters and the story was brilliant. Definitely a must-read war time story. I can’t wait to read Lizzie Page’s next book!’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars