No Place For A Lady

No Place For A LadyNo Place For A Lady by Gill Paul
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow. This book was a rollercoaster. Like the kind that starts with a slow climb and a major drop that is followed by loops and drops galore. It took me a minute to get into the story but when it

Amazing. Disturbing. Intense. What an amazing ability to write the way that Gill Paul does. This was not a cheesy war romance. I don't think the cover art does this book justice though the cover is lovely. This was romance with a real heartache that comes with love and loss, both in romantic relationships, professional opportunities and broken family relationships.

I loved the weaving in of real historical characters, especially the dichotomous personality of Miss Florence Nightingale, but also of some of the soldiers that really existed and their wives that followed them.

And the redemption. I absolutely love how the story and ended. It was like starting in the middle of a movie. I was watching two peoples' lives, Lucy and Dorothea. The book cut back and forth between the two main characters so that I was unable to watch both at the same time. I was left in a dark and wonderful tension of waiting to find out with the other characters about what happened to the other person. I felt like normally I wouldn't like this but Gill Paul did this really well.

There were some really dark scenes. (view spoiler)
Because of this, I don't know that I could recommend it to everyone, and therefore detracted a star but it does not detract from the authors ability or the amazing storyline. It was so intense that I don't know if I could read it again but it's definitely worth a read if you can stomach the realities of war.

This ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.

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