Bingo! The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:

A book written by an Australian woman

Not quite as easy to come up with a title for this category as you might have thought, which is why I’ve left it for so long. I have so many excellent titles to choose from. Anyway, I have settled on The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart, one of my top reads for this year.

You can always rely on Pamela Hart to write an authentic Australian story that is true to its era with a focus on the incredible Australian women who have shaped our nation’s history. With crossovers to characters from her previous WWI novels, Pamela shows just how small our nation was at the time of WWI, highlighting the enormous sacrifice Australians gave to the fight for world peace. What a great tribute this story is, to our nation’s WWI effort. What an honourable representation of the heroic work done by our desert nurses. I highly recommend The Desert Nurse as one of my top reads of the year so far. 

Read my full review here


This year I’m playing book bingo with Mrs B’s Book Reviews. On the first and third Saturday of each month, we’ll post our latest entry. We’re not telling each other in advance what we’re currently reading or what square we’ll be filling next; any coincidences are exactly that – and just add to the fun!

Follow our card below if you’d like to join in, and please let us know if you do so we can check out what you’re reading.

Now I’m off to check out what square Mrs B has marked off for this round. See you over there!

4 thoughts on “Bingo! The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

  1. #Book Bingo 2018: ‘A book written by someone over 60’ – The Good Sister by Maggie Christensen

    My first book by this author and also my first older adult fiction read and wow, wasn’t I pleasantly surprised… as well as being a nice change to what I usually read! The pacing of the story was relaxing which produced a comfy, and homely read.

    Dual storylines are a huge favourite of mine so clearly, I was going to love this book and love I did. A warm, gentle, beautiful, and engrossing tale of two striking women, both named Isobel. Their story switches between the past and present taking us right back to the late 1930s and continuing through to 2015. The reader is also transported to stunning Glasgow, Scotland (another country to add to my bucket list) where this wartime tale is based.

    I adored the two Isobel’s both such lovely and strong characters and Matt, what a sweetheart (haha, I kept picturing the doctor from Downton Abbey).

    I look forward to reading all of Maggie Christensen’s backlist titles and as I just read in the ‘About the Author’ section, the reader first meets Bel in Broken Threads so I guess that will be my next read before I start Isobel’s Promise, the sequel to The Good Sister.

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