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The Mersey Angels
Following the death of her father, Ruby Swift, and husband Archie finally move back into Ashland Hall.
As the Great War rages, fathers and sons take the King’s Shilling and head off to fight the unknown enemy, not knowing what horrors lie ahead.
With Ned Kincaid in the Navy, Archie signs up to the volunteer constabulary and nurses Anna Cassidy and Ellie Harrington enlist to do their bit for King and Country.
Soon the true casualties of war are being brought home in droves, Ruby converts Ashland Hall into an auxiliary hospital for wounded servicemen.
It’s not long before the true cost of war is brought closer to home and Anna and Ellie enlist in the British Military Nursing Corp and soon find themselves in the battlefields of France in search of the truth.
But they soon discover more than they bargained for…
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Sheila Riley wrote four #1 bestselling novels under the pseudonym Annie Groves and is now writing a new saga trilogy for Boldwood under her own name. She has set it around the River Mersey and its docklands near to where she spent her early years. She still lives in Liverpool. Her new trilogy began with The Mersey Orphan in September 2019.
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After reading and reviewing The Mersey Mistress, I was eager to read The Mersey Angels. This book is a continuation of the story of Ruby and her husband Archie. Ruby wants to help the war effort and the huge estate where they live is transformed into a hospital for returning soldiers. It is the perfect place for them to recover.
Anna Cassidy and Ellie are now nurses and are stationed at Ashland Hall. They are excellent nurses and love caring for the soldiers, but Anna worries about her true love, Ned. He is at sea and she longs for his letters. After serving at Ashland Hall the girls want to volunteer to serve in field hospitals in France.
They are determined to go, even though Ruby doesn’t like it. Anna has heard from another Liverpool soldier that her brother is working there as a medic. There are many unanswered questions: Will they find Sam, will Ned return safe, and will they survive the battlefield? I enjoyed the adventures of these ladies and gents. The story was filled with intrigue and had a fast-moving storyline.