IT'S SAGA SATURDAY!! My Monthly Book Review - The Mersey Angels by Sheila Riley...


This month's book review is for The Mersey Angels by Shiela Riley...the second book I have read in the Mersey series.

Once again, I really enjoyed the novel especially catching up with Anna and Ruby who were my favourite characters from the previous book The Mersey Mistress. This instalment pretty much throws the reader into the struggles and pain of the First World War.

From showing how so many stately home and manors became hospitals with 'grand ladies' running them with well-to-do young women stepping up and training to be nurses. All of which became life changing for so many. Then we are taken to the Front Line and all the horrors that happen there with the characters coping and adjusting in very different ways.

As much as I loved this book, I missed certain aspects of seeing the Liverpool streets and wanted to spend more time seedier secondary characters who added so much to the first book... but that probably says more about me than the story! All in all, I highly recommend The Mersey Angels...

Rachel x

The Mersey Angels


Following the death of her father, Ruby Swift, and husband Archie finally move back into Ashland Hall.

As the Great War rages, fathers and sons take the King's Shilling and head off to fight the unknown enemy, not knowing what horrors lie ahead.

With Ned Kincaid in the Navy, Archie signs up to the volunteer constabulary and nurses Anna Cassidy and Ellie Harrington enlist to do their bit for King and Country.

Soon the true casualties of war are being brought home in droves, Ruby converts Ashland Hall into an auxiliary hospital for wounded servicemen.

It’s not long before the true cost of war is brought closer to home and Anna and Ellie enlist in the British Military Nursing Corp and soon find themselves in the battlefields of France in search of the truth.

But they soon discover more than they bargained for...

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Sheila Riley wrote four #1 bestselling novels under the pseudonym Annie Groves and is now writing a new saga trilogy for Boldwood under her own name. She has set it around the River Mersey and its docklands near to where she spent her early years. She still lives in Liverpool. Her new trilogy began with The Mersey Orphan in September 2019.

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