No Cure for LoveJean Fullerton
5 April 2018
Published by Corvus
The 1st novel in the East End Nolan Family series.
The most talented voice since Dilly Court – an absorbing, thrilling and romantic historical saga with characters you’ll fall in love with.
Ellen O’Casey, an Irish Catholic immigrant, is struggling to support her ailing mother, her teenage daughter and herself. Washing other people’s laundry in the day, and singing in bawdy pubs at night, Ellen is determined to make a better life for her family by saving enough for the passage to New York where the rest of her extended family have already emigrated. But Danny Donovan, a local gangster and the landlord of the pubs where Ellen sings, intends to make her his mistress. A widow in her late 20s, Ellen has refused to let another man in her life, least of all the brutish Danny, whose advances she doggedly resists.
But when Ellen catches the eye of the new doctor in town, Robert Munroe, an intense rivalry is formed between the doctor and Danny. For not only are Robert’s feelings for Ellen reciprocated, but the ambitious doctor also intends to investigate the appalling living conditions of the local community and Danny’s own hand in it. But as Ellen and Robert become closer and aim to bring an end to Danny’s reign of terror, their own chance at happiness seems suddenly to be at stake…
A well-thought out story, with strong characters and excellent historical details
Anna Jacobs on NO CURE FOR LOVE
Charming and full of detail about the work of anurse in 1940s London, you will ride emotional highs and lows with each newbirth and death. Beautifully written and some sharp dialogue.
The Lady on Jean Fullerton
A beautifully written sequel that gives you a fab insight into the life of a nurse in London's East End in the '40s
Closer on ALL CHANGE FOR NURSE MILLIE
A real page-turner with larger-than-life characters and convincing period detail
A delightful, well-researched story that really does depict nursing and the living conditions in the East End at the end of the war.
Lesley Pearce on CALL NURSE MILLIE