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From the bestselling author of Wives of War comes a harrowing tale of four brave young nurses whose lives change forever in the wake of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

When Grace, April, and Poppy join the US Army Nurse Corps, they see it as little more than an adventure, one made all the better by their first station: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Joined at the hip, idealistic Grace, exuberant Poppy, and brave but haunted April frolic in the sun, attending parties, flirting with the handsome soldiers, and becoming fast friends with seasoned nurse Eva. Like the Hawaiian sun, their future seems warm and bright - until the infamous morning of December 7. 

Within just a few horrifying hours, their sparkling hopes turn to black rubble and ash. Now embroiled in a war they never could have imagined, they must decide what truly matters to them and face grief as they never have before. Death may await them - but so do hope and purpose. In the midst of the carnage, can they find happiness and learn to fight not just for their country’s honor but for themselves?

©2019 by Soraya M. Lane. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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enjoyable story

terrible English accent in the middle of the book but thank god it didn't last

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Really enjoyed this book. Couldn't wait to see what happened to each of the girls.

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  • virginia in Iowa
  • 29-01-20

doesn't fit history

could have been a five star if had been true to the period. liked the characters but the dialog and circumstances were not true to WW2 military nurses. these 3 lower ranked nurses had way too much free time and behavior and language just didn't match the various nonfiction accounts I have read about the period. I did enjoy the storyline and various characters but kept going wait a minute how could they have done that?

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  • Brenda
  • 08-10-19

DREADFUL BOOK

what a horrible book. A complete waste of a credit. Within the first chapter I hated the breathy narrator and tried to return it but audible said it wasn’t eligible for return. The sentence structure is disjointed at best. It should be marketed as young teen because the content and grammar are so childish. The narrator is simply dreadful. So bad, that I have written down her name so I never purchase another book with her narrating. Breathy and very bad pacing of dialogue. Her portrayal sounds like she is dealing with 12 year olds. The story line jumps from topic to topic, winding with no destination. Do NOT waste your credit on this horrible book.

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  • onthegomom
  • 07-01-21

Predictably corny

I was not at all impressed with the writing style of this story or the narration of it. The combination of the two was at times too much to take at times. The story line was to predictable to the point of being corny. And when the the narrator tried to portray the emotions of the character and the dialogue literally had me rolling my eyes at times.

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  • LL Fam
  • 07-01-21

A view of womens strength and courage in war

Excellent in depth characters. true reactions to the horrors of war and loss of loved ones. A different prospective of courageous survival and honor.

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  • Steve
  • 13-08-20

Girls of Pearl Harbour

Enjoyed the story, but to keep calling the ships boats would send navy people crazy . The British accent attempts weren’t great but it was an enjoyable listen which far out weighted those annoyances The nurses of Pearl Harbour & WWII certainly were brave and need acknowledgement Worthy to be listened to

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  • Michelle Brown
  • 07-07-20

Performance vs. writing

Narrator excellent at voices of characters...occasionally a little stilted but wonder if that was story line related. Several places way too many "she said", "he said". Overall enjoyed every minute. Usually save audible for long rides or waiting room time but had to see what was happening so would listen while preparing supper or sitting with family watching TV using ear bud!

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  • Beverly Fauth
  • 06-05-20

Stirring story

Very good book. I would highly recommend this very moving story. The narration was awesome.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-03-20

The girls. Of Pearl Harbor

I have enjoyed listening to this book and finding a new prospective of what happened on Pearl Harbor.

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  • Nice guy
  • 19-03-20

Good Story for a Beach Read

The story was good, but it is no work of literaty fiction. The author tells an entertaining story, but it seems to be incomplete in detail. I still don't know anything about the history of the historic Army Nursing Corps or Naval Nures that are portrayed in the story. Also, the settings and locations are not developed for there historical significance. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor is clearly documented with regard to the hospitals response, yet it is lacking here and all we know about the second half of the book is that it takes place in North Africa. Even the romance is not fully developed. So if you want a good beach read this may be it, but if you expect historical fiction, look elsewhere.

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  • Neesie315
  • 08-03-20

Nurses at War

This book is the story of two sisters and another nurse who start their Army career stationed at Pearl Harbor. Thinking that they have been assigned to a tropical paradise, they are soon thrust into a full scale war when the Japanese attack. Many people are killed, including some close to these nurses. The story then switches to North Africa when the nurses are assigned to duty there. I thought that the book would be more about War, but instead it was mostly a romance novel with the War as a backdrop. I did find parts of the book interesting and the author did a good job in character development and motivation. I am not sure how true some of the scenes were, but the author did a pretty good job in depicting the horrors that these nurses must have faced. The narrator did a good job and added a lot to the book. If you enjoy historical romances, you will probably enjoy this book. If you are looking for a war story or WWII history, you will most likely be disappointed.