Wives of War by Soraya M. Lane

Wives of War

London, 1944. Two young nurses meet at a train station with a common purpose: to join the war effort. Scarlet longs for the chance to find her missing fiancé, Thomas, and to prove to her family—and to herself—that she’s stronger than everybody thinks. Nursing is in Ellie’s blood, but her humble background is vastly different from Scarlet’s privileged upbringing. Though Ellie puts on a brave face, she’s just as nervous as Scarlet abou...

Details Wives of War

TitleWives of War
Release DateJul 1st, 2017
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Romance, War, World War II

Reviews Wives of War

  • The Just-About-Average Ms M
    I know this author writes primarily romance stuff, but hey, I took a chance on this one because I generally like WWII novels, and hoped the war would mitigate an overdose of sweetness and light. Well, to some extent it did, but there were other issues besides romance... Lots of historical errors, which is surprising since WWII is not that far removed from the modern idiom, and Wiki is sooo convenient for the casual researcher.Lots of clunky and j...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Two British nurses volunteer to work at a battlefield hospital during World War 2. Scarlet is seeking information about her soldier fiance since his correspondence has ceased. Ellie has prior experience as a nurse and feels that she can contribute immediately to the war effort. Both women are apprehensive about the risks involved but they are determined to make a difference. Their paths converge while on a train headed to their assignment and a l...
  • Kerry
    Stunning and captivating, WIVES OF WAR is an epic story of friendship, survival, and resilience. Ms. Lane's accomplished writing quickly drew me into the lives of Scarlet, Ellie, and Lucy and kept me enthralled until the last page. I cheered them on during their triumphs and felt the anguish of their tragedies. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and highly recommend.
  • The Lit Bitch
    It’s been a long time since I have sought out an author to do a review. Most of the time, books come my way and if it sounds like something I might like or in the mood for, then I review it.However with Wives of War, I saw the book on my Twitter feed and it totally grabbed my attention and for one reason….I loved the cover. In my never fending Twitter feed, I see tons of books go by. But with this one, the cover caught my eye which promoted m...
  • Squeaky
    This is not historical fiction, this is a romance book with some very weak historical facts trying to hold it together. A disappointed Kindle First read book. According to the description it was supposed to hit right in my sweet spot... WW2 historical novel, with nurses as the main focus. This sorely disappointed. Besides the HUGE historical mistakes, the writing was sophomoric. Every thing that happened to Scarlet (not a name I would think someo...
  • Anne OK
    FIRST AND FOREMOST, let me emphasize that this book is categorized as “FICTION.”  There may be some readers that take issue with the extent to which the author has taken liberties with the historical details -- but I still found its message to be an interesting journey back in time to the days of those brave warriors who have been pronounced by many as the “greatest generation.”  And secondly, after reading several reviews comparing Wiv...
  • Allison6876
    I'm a fan of both WWII and romance novels so I had high hopes for this book. However, I was disappointed. Lack of character development and 'insta' love made for a book that read like poorly written YA. Lots of potential but fails to deliver.
  • Amy
    All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.comWives of War is about three young military nurses who form a friendship during one of the most difficult periods in their lives. It’s told from all three of their perspectives and I equally enjoyed hearing from each other them. Scarlet is from a well off family and her family is not pleased when she joins the war effort. Although she wants to help as much as she can, she’s also hoping while...
  • Joan Buell
    Stories of love among nurses at warAs a nurse, and reader of all things WWII, I chose this book as a Kindle First book for the month. It was a bit of a disappointment, with young women falling in love at first sight in spite of the horrors of war around them. Resolution of problems happens very simplIstically and improbably. Yet I did keep reading, and did care about the characters. There were some errors of context, with these British women see...
  • Chloe Yeung
    Ahhh. Historical fiction.What is this book about?In this book, three brave nurses join the war effort. They are afraid and unsure of what awaits them, yet they try to hide it and comfort each other. During the war, they develop a deep friendship.CoverI love this cover so much! When I first saw this book in a Kindle ad, I was immediately interested. I can't help judging a book by its cover! The background is a sky filled with smoke, probably becau...
  • Rebecca Rosenberg
    Such an interesting perspective to experience war through these three young nurses. Their courage and friendship pull them through the grueling years. Soraya Lane's writing sweeps you away with their pain and triumphs.
  • Ann Cooper
    Not for meThis was a romance that placed itself in the most terrible scenes of war. I know the nurses of war time put themselves in danger and were brave and stoic and skilled, but making this a story of boy meets girl amid the horror seemed to trivialize the things real nurses went through.
  • Amanda
    Wives of War by Soraya Lane is a story of despair and of darkness in the trying times of 1940’s that test the faith and the courage of unsound heroes—of doctors and nurses on the battle field, caring for the injured, of soldiers fighting for freedom. The devastation described in this book clutched at my heart. It is stark and heartbreaking. I felt the deep pain of these characters. They are each strong and capable in their unique way yet thei...
  • Vikki Vaught
    Great read! Loved these three women's journey. So pleased this one had a happy ending. Happy reading!
  • beverley ann
    Enjoyed I really enjoyed this book. I love WW books. Scarlet is the main character doing her bit for the war waiting to hear from her fiance. Who is away fighting but an encounter with his brother changes all that. This book gripped me into the story from the first chapter and my first by this author and won't be my last
  • Berit☀️✨
    There are so many fabulous books written about WWII, this just fell very short for me....I felt the war itself and all the issues in this book were just kind of background to the romance; and I am a fan of romance.... for example Scarlet (who I did really like) has gone to France as a nurse to look for her missing fiancé... then there is a unbelievable love triangle, that is resolved in my opinion completely wrong..... this was probably a major ...
  • Kim
    This was a lovely historical read about three girls who volunteer to nurse abroad during the war. Scarlet is hoping to find her fiance who is missing in action and believes she will be in the best place to do that. It's a heartwarming book about great friendships and romances developing in difficult circumstances. They experience some horrific incidents and regret signing up to nurse. The conditions are extremely poor and it really does make you ...
  • Crystal
    I enjoyed this one. Good choice from the kindle first program. I love this era, so it was an easy read for me. I liked learning about Scarlett, Lucy and Ellie. Definitely recommend if you like historical fiction.
  • A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
    What an amazing story of three women who during a time of war, selfishly give themselves to the war as nurses. Wives of War follows Lucy, Scarlet and Ellie. What they endure, sacrifice and how they eventually heal from the ravages of war.I know this book is fiction, but I could honestly see how every experience that Lucy, Scarlet and Ellie went through could have actually happened to women of that time.I highly recommend Wives of War and Ms. Lane...
  • Kerry King
    I've always been fascinated by stories of nurses during the war. So many of them were ill equipped either emotionally or by training for what they were about to encounter. Although, as I always remind myself, it's not possible to really be equipped for that horror. Soraya takes us on a journey with young women who sign up as nurses for very different reasons, and who are all faced with the challenge of digging deeply to find the strength to do wh...
  • Stephanie Martin
    I struggled with this book. While I really liked the characters, the story line was repetitive and predictable. Definitely not a favorite for me.
  • Cheryl
    I am a fan of WWII themed books. What drew me to this book was the summary. You can never read enough stories about the brave women that helped during the war. Lucy, Scarlet, and Ellie were good. I liked they as individuals and together as friends. Yet, I found this story to be on the bland side. Instead of jumping right into the story and getting lost in it; I found myself struggling to read a few chapters at a time. Besides the three women, the...
  • Nas Dean
    WIVES OF WAR by author Soraya Lane is a Lake Union Publishing release for July 2017.This was an epic story of survival with grit and determination during the war. The lives of Lucy, Scarlet and Ellie as depicted on the pages kept me captivated. I cried with them when tragedy befell them and celebrated their triumphs with them. Author Soraya Lane’s writing is spell-binding. Though this story starts with a bit slower pace but then once you get in...
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    3.5 starsBeing an audio book, it took me a bit of time to get into. At least a quarter of the way through I felt one of the love stories sort of reminded me of the movie Pearl Harbor. The story follows 2 women who meet while on their way to become war nurses. They eventually meet another nurse who they befriend as well. Each woman's reason for volunteering and finding love during war are the focal points of the book.If you enjoy historical fictio...
  • Kristina
    Wives of War by Soraya M. Lane is part of a three-book collection that takes readers back to the World War II era. It is 1944 and Scarlet Alexander has joined Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Nursing Service (QA nurses). Scarlet is waiting for the train (and a little nervous) and is happy when Ellie O’Sullivan introduces herself. The pair are reporting for duty and final field training. Scarlet comes from a privileged background and is joining agai...
  • Judy
    As historical fiction goes, “Wives of War” checks most of the boxes: history, war, friendships, romance and surprises. Scarlet, Ellie and Lucy are three young ladies who become friends while deployed as nurses in WWII. Scarlet is in search of her soldier fiancé, Thomas, whom she hasn’t heard from in 18 months. Ellie hates the sight of blood, but expects to meet her future husband, possibly a doctor, while working. Lucy is a serious and sel...
  • Jennifer Manley
    Love Loved loved!!!This was a first time reading for me of Ms. Lane and I have to say she blew me away!! Scarlett, Ellie, and Lucy are nurses in WW2 and they are stationed in Normandy and they not only become close friends but they witness the worst part of the damage to soldiers in the field hospitals that they work in. But it's not just the soldiers that received some damage the women do as well just in different ways but,nevertheless they stil...
  • belva hullp
    Kindle; WWII; historical fiction;I found this novel to be very good for what it is; romantic historical fiction.Three young women of different backgrounds decide to join up for the nursing war effort in 1944. Two of them, Ellie and Scarlet, meet in London while waiting for the train to take them to their first training destination. Ellie is an Irish lass. She comes from a working class family & her 3 brothers have all enlisted. She already has so...
  • Teresita
    It was overall a good book. The characters feel real and the storyline feels plausible which makes It easy to connect to the story. It is a romantic historical fiction. Each chapter is based on a different character which was well done in my opinion because it kept the various threads of the story moving forward. It is a lovely story of the challenges we encounter in life. At the beginning you are cheering and rooting for them to succeed, then yo...
  • Dana
    What an amazing story of three women who during a time of war, selfishly give themselves to the war as nurses. Wives of War follows Lucy, Scarlet and Ellie. What they endure, sacrifice and how they eventually heal from the ravages of war.I know this book is fiction, but I could honestly see how every experience that Lucy, Scarlet and Ellie went through could have actually happened to women of that time.I highly recommend Wives of War and Ms. Lane...