Item description for God's Handmaiden by Gilbert Morris...
Overview Gervase Howard, a young nurse serving under Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, returns home to care for a young nobleman who lies in a coma--the only man she has ever loved, but who is married to someone else.
Publishers Description A historical and romantic adventure woven around the story of Florence Nightingale. Gervase Howard is in her mid-teens when her working-class mother dies and she must go to live with relatives in service to a wealthy, noble family, outside of London. While learning various jobs, she is drawn to the eldest son, Davis. Her fascination with him grows deeper, but more hopeless, since the two are separated not just by class, but also by Davis s love for Roberta. When Davis announces his engagement, he asks Gervase to join them as Roberta s maid. But instead Gervase becomes a companion to Florence Nightingale and accompanies her when the Crimean War breaks out and she is asked to create a corps of nurses. On the field, Gervase crosses paths with Davis, who has become disillusioned in his marriage and is drawn to her warmth and care. Both know, however, there is nothing more for them than friendship. Upon her return to England, Gervase receives word that Davis has been seriously injured in a fall and is asked to nurse him back to health. As he regains consciousness, he reveals shocking news that plunges them both into danger."
Citations And Professional Reviews God's Handmaiden by Gilbert Morris has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 05/01/2004 page 77
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.41" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.95" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Feb 29, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310246997 ISBN13 9780310246992 UPC 025986246990
Availability 0 units.
More About Gilbert Morris
GILBERT MORRIS has written numerous novels for both adults and young people. After teaching high school, pastoring several Southern Baptist churches, and chairing the English department at Ouachita Baptist University, Gilbert retired to write and publish full-time. He has written more than 200 novels, including the Seven Sleepers series for youth. He lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with his wife, Johnnie.
Gilbert Morris currently resides in Gulf Shores, in the state of Alabama.
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Reviews - What do customers think about God's Handmaiden?
God's Handmaiden Dec 20, 2007
I got this book because some of the story centered on experiences with Florence Nightengale. Since I am a former nurse, I thought that would be interesting. The book is readable and has a fairly good story. But for me it was a bit sappy - reminded me of a Hallmark movie.
LOVED this book! Feb 16, 2006
This is the most interesting historical fiction romance type story I've ever read. I couldn't put it down. I checked it out from the library but half way through the book I decided that I would buy it so I can read it again. And again. And again. I highly recommend it!
A surprising good book Dec 22, 2004
Young Gervase Howard is a sheltered girl when she enters the Wingate household and meets Davis Wingate. After Davis marries the selfish Roberta, Gervase leaves the Wingate household and goes to work for Florence Nightingale and Gervase follows her to the Crimean where Gervase meets Davis again. But following an accident Gervase is once back to Wingate Hall to take care of Davis. I enjoyed this book, I really liked the parts about Florence Nightingale, This was really good book that should not be missed.
This book deserves 10 stars!!! Jul 21, 2004
This has to be the best book I have ever read! I could not put this book down and read it in two days. I wish I could give this book 10 stars. This is the first book I've read of Gilbert Morris and will definately not be the last.
Surprise! Jul 6, 2004
This is a wonderful book with a SURPRISE! ending. Anyone will enjoy this book about a young woman who nurses soldiers in the Crimean War.