2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist in Historical Fiction
From the Author
The War Nurse is my first jump into the historical side of fiction.
One of the things I learned during my research of this time period was that women took major risks to help the POWs, and the interned civilians in Manila. They became smugglers of food and medicine, and they ignored the mandatory death sentence if caught. It's one thing to assume personal risks, but they also placed their families and neighbors in harms way as well. The courage of the Filipino people was eye-popping amazing.
I wondered what it would be like for an American civilian nurse
to make one honest mistake in the first minutes of war,
and have her decision not only haunt her and the people she loved throughout the war's duration,
but also put her emigrant parents at great risk in America.
In Manila, Katarina does everything she can to avoid internment, while every move she makes pushes her parents and younger siblings deeper into alien camps in America. I hope you enjoy reading The War Nurse.