Jessie's Promise: A heartwarming and gritty family saga

Jessie s Promise A heartwarming and gritty family saga From the bestselling author of LIZZIE S SECRET and LIZZIE S WAR a story about a resilient strong woman surviving adversity post World War DEVON When Jessie Hale loses her nursing job at the e

  • Title: Jessie's Promise: A heartwarming and gritty family saga
  • Author: Rosie Clarke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From the bestselling author of LIZZIE S SECRET and LIZZIE S WAR, a story about a resilient, strong woman surviving adversity post World War 1 DEVON 1918 When Jessie Hale loses her nursing job at the end of the First World War, she leaves London to become the nurse maid to the Kendle family in Devon On arrival she finds the family in disarray Captain Kendle is a lovingFrom the bestselling author of LIZZIE S SECRET and LIZZIE S WAR, a story about a resilient, strong woman surviving adversity post World War 1 DEVON 1918 When Jessie Hale loses her nursing job at the end of the First World War, she leaves London to become the nurse maid to the Kendle family in Devon On arrival she finds the family in disarray Captain Kendle is a loving father but is traumatised by the war and kept at arm s length by his frosty wife When their elderly Nanny suffers a bad fall, Jessie has to try to bring the household together Gradually Jessie finds her place in their lives, becoming devoted to Captain Kendle s lively son Jack, his lovely, but quiet daughter Catherine, as well his invalid Mother Jessie soon starts to love her life at Kendlebury Hall, but problems arise when her feelings for her employer start to change What people are saying about JESSIE S PROMISE A beautiful story very well written I quickly got drawn into this book, the description made me realise how tough life in service was Jessie s Promise is a book that HAS to be devoured this year

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    1. Review originally posted on Diary of an EccentricRosie Clarke’s latest novel, Jessie’s Promise, is set in England after World War I and follows Jessie Hale, a 26-year-old nurse navigating the depths of grief, social upheaval, and her place in the world. Jessie was a VAD during the war, and when the novel opens she has lost her job at a London hospital for speaking out on behalf of a fellow nurse. Still grieving the loss of her fiancé during the war, she cannot marry the kind bookstore owner [...]

    2. Jessie’s Promise by Rosie Clarke is a historical novel set in Devon in 1918. Jessie Hale is dismissed from her position as a nurse at St. Joseph’s after reporting Doctor Acrington for accosting a fellow nurse (he was handsy). After being unable to find a job locally, Jessie applies for a position in Devon at Kendlebury Hall. She would be taking care of two young children and Lady Kendle. Jessie feels fortunate when she gets the position working for Captain Harry Kendle and his wife, Mary. Je [...]

    3. I have to admit this is the first book I have read by Rosie, her books seem to crop up on my radar regularly and I mean to get around to them because they always look so appealing, after reading this one I will make a disconcerted effort to explore them.Set just after the 1st War, this is a poignant tale about Jessie a nurse by profession she was ousted from her job because she dared to complain about a doctor making unwanted advances! In those days the likes of her were never believed or class [...]

    4. Jessie's Promise is the first book I have read by Rosie Clarke although I have had me eye on her others yet just have never gotten round to reading them. This read proved to be much more than just a family saga set around the time of war and it surprised me with the depth of the storylines and the feelings and emotions it inspired in me towards certain characters. Set in 1918 after the conclusion of World War One, Jessie Hale is 26 and working as a nurse in a London hospital having returned home [...]

    5. I think three stars is generous, but I did continue to read the book to the end and that counts for something. The characters lacked depth and were quite unrealistic. The book would have benefitted greatly if a professional editor had been engaged. Point of view jumped within paragraphs which was very confusing as were all the typo errors and missing words.

    6. Tragedy to TreasureLife is never defined by one day or one year but as the book states many tomorrows. Each tomorrow lived full and passionately. Finding and knowing we are in the right place. Enjoyed this read and look forward to more from Rosie Clarke.

    7. Really enjoyed this book by Rosie Clarke. Her books are so well worth reading and I found it difficult to put this one down. Sad in parts but had a nice ending. Not giving anything away!

    8. Beautifully writtenThis is a wonderful book , I couldn't put it down. Such a heart warming story, I cried when I read about Jack's accident. Can't wait to read her next book.

    9. All reviews can be found on my blog at thewritinggarnet.wordpressSet in 1918, lifestyles were incredibly different in terms of finding employment, amongst other things. If you were deemed a ‘well-respected’ member of the work force and irreplaceable, your word was pretty much ‘it’. However, if you were at the lower end of the work force, for example a nurse (deemed replaceable), it would be lucky if anything you said was believed by those higher up. After all, who would you believe; a to [...]

    10. loved it couldnt put it downi liked the storyline and how jessie helped the family through the tramas they had, jessie been a positive character.

    11. This is good old fashioned story telling with a good old fashioned plot. Nicely atmospheric of the post WWI era with a good heroine in Jessie, it's an entertaining low key read. Liked the children (how different it was for kids then! ) Captain Kendle was more or less a stock character to me but that was okay. This is well written- thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. You will like this if you enjoy historical novels where a woman finds love and hope after loss.

    12. Jessie loses her job in a hospital and moves to Devon to become the nursemaid to the Kendle family. She falls in love with the children quickly and also the Nanny and the elderly mother. She isn't so keen on the children's mother wh0 is extremely offhand with everyone.I quickly got drawn into this book and loved the setting and the house and staff. It makes you realise how tough life in service was.Jessie is keen to get Captain Kendle more involved with his children and this has unexpected conse [...]

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