Written on: 09/01/2010 by Harriet Klausner (18660 reviews written)
The Rose of Sebastopol
Berkley, Feb 2010, $15.00
During the Crimean War, surgeon Henry Thewell and nurse Rosa Longwood are serving in the combat zone. His fianc and her cousin Mariella Lingwood remains in England worried about both of them especially with the letters from them in Turkey.
When Henry becomes severely ill, he is rushed back to Italy for proper medical treatment. Upon learning of her fianc 's illness, Mariella rushes to be with him. ... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2009
The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon is so well written and by using the first person McMahon is able to get 'under the skin' of the Victorian lady and the social set up of the time. Made me want to find out more about the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale and Mary Secole. Perhaps the ending is rather abrubt but can you ever write the perfect ending about the lives and time of people? Well written, good techniques for keeping the reader interested, educational and, I am sure, well... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2008 by Crimean Seagull
This book opened to me the necessity of noble goals and though having this goal ahead of all your actions can be dangerous, you keep going as it fills your life with real living, when you can easily leave this world and so treasure every minute in it.
I know very well and love places where the novel takes place, but only now, after reading it they became fully sacred to me, because I'm sure these woeful years will never be lost in time along with selfless feat of people on both sides of... (read more)
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