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Fiona McIntosh


Fiona McIntosh’s Nightingale was my sixth of this author’s offerings. However, it was not my favourite.   Good, but not ‘up there’.  

While stationed off the shores of Gallipoli during World War I, Nurse Claire Nightingale meets and falls madly in love with Australian Light Horseman Jamie Wren. 

Jamie is patched up and sent back to the front where he is again wounded.  Upon reaching the hospital Jamie is told that Claire’s Hospital Ship sailed for the Western Front theatre of War shortly after he was declared fit for service and returned to the front some weeks earlier.

Still searching for each other in peacetime Claire receives notification of Jamie’s death, from his father.   Her world is shattered.  She has one last hope; a promised meeting for afternoon tea in London.

I enjoyed Nightingale, however, I felt it was a three-and-a-half-star book, but not a four-star read.   Therefore, instead of bumping my three-and-a-half stars to four, I felt relegating it to three stars was the better choice.

Overall an enjoyable love story set against the backdrop of World War 1.

I thoroughly enjoyed


and rate it a three-star story.rating.


At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers have rated


an average of 4.00 stars

from 1,086 ratings

 and 123 reviews.


can be purchased online at

BooktopiaFishpond and Amazon.


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