The Nurse’s Secret
by Amanda Skenandore
Publication Date: June 28, 2022
Style: Historic Fiction
From acclaimed writer and registered nurse Amanda Skenandore, The Alienist meets The Mild of Luna Park in a captivating historic novel based mostly on the little-known story of America’s first nursing college, as a younger feminine grifter in Eighties New York evades the police by conning her approach into Bellevue Hospital’s coaching college for nurses…
Within the slums of Eighties New York, Una Kelly has grown as much as be a rough-and-tumble grifter, in a position to filch a pocketbook in 5 seconds flat. However when one other con-woman pins her for a homicide she didn’t commit, Una is pressured to flee. Working from the police, Una lies her approach into an unlikely refuge: the nursing college at Bellevue Hospital.
Primarily based on Florence Nightingale’s nursing rules, Bellevue is the primary college of its form within the nation. The place as soon as nurses had been assumed to be ignorant and unskilled, Bellevue prizes self-discipline, mind, and ethical character, and solely younger girls of fine breeding want apply. At first, Una balks at her prim classmates and the docs’ countless instructions. But life on the streets has ready her for the horrors of harm and illness discovered on the wards, and he or she slowly good points friendship and self-respect.
Simply as she finds her footing, Una’s suspicions a couple of affected person’s demise put her susceptible to publicity, and can power her to decide on between her intuition for self-preservation, and exposing her id so as to save others.
Amanda Skenandore brings her medical experience to a page-turning story that explores the evolution of recent nursing—together with the grisly realities of nineteenth-century drugs—as seen by means of the eyes of an intriguing and dynamic heroine.
In regards to the Creator
Amanda is the writer of Between Earth and Sky, winner of the American Library Affiliation’s 2019 Studying Record Award for Finest Historic Fiction, and The Undertaker’s Assistant, launched from Kensington in July 2019.
She grew up within the mountains of Colorado and sang and danced her approach by means of 68 cities on either side of the Atlantic with the service group Up with Individuals earlier than beginning faculty. Her love of historic fiction began early with the tales of Kenneth Thomasma, Mark Twain, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
When she’s not writing, Amanda works as an an infection prevention nurse. She lives in Las Vegas together with her husband and their pet turtle Lenore.
Amanda Skenandore is a historic fiction author and registered nurse. Between Earth and Sky was her first novel. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Readers can go to her web site at www.amandaskenandore.com. It’s also possible to discover her on Fb, Twitter, Instagram, BookBub, and Goodreads.