Book Read The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes

Book Read The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes

The Secret of Raven Point

A vivid and powerful novel from an award winning writer about a young American woman who enlists as an army nurse during World War II and is deployed to Italy, where she tries to find her missing brother.Juliet Dufresne is a hard working and smart high school girl who aspires to make a groundbreaking scientific discovery like her hero Marie Curie Life in South Carolina wi A vivid and powerful novel from an award winning writer about a young American woman who enlists as an army nurse during World War II and is deployed to Italy, where she tries to find her missing brother.Juliet Dufresne is a hard working and smart high school girl who aspires to make a groundbreaking scientific discovery like her hero Marie Curie Life in South Carolina with her father, stepmother, and her brother Tuck is safe and happy But when war breaks out in Europe, Tuck volunteers and serves in Italy until he goes missing Juliet, already enrolled in nursing school, is overwhelmed by the loss of her brother, so she lies about her age and enlists to serve as a nurse in the army, hoping she might find him.Shipped off to Italy at the age of seventeen and thrust into the bloody chaos of a field hospital, Juliet doles out medicine, assists in operations, and is absorbed into the whirlwind of warlife Slowly she befriends her fellow nurses, her patients, the soldiers, and the doctor who is treating the little understood condition of battle fatigue Always seeking news of her brother, her journey is ultimately one of self discovery.Both a compelling coming of age tale and a moving wartime narrative told with verve and emotion, The Secret of Raven Point is Jennifer Vanderbes at her best

Title : The Secret of Raven Point
Author :  Jennifer Vanderbes
Language : English
Isbn : 1439167001
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 304 pages

Rating: 4.7

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