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In the slums of 1880s New York, Una Kelly has grown up to be a rough-and-tumble grifter, able to filch a pocketbook in five seconds flat. But when another con-woman pins her for a murder she didn't commit, Una is forced to flee. Running from the police, Una lies her way into an unlikely refuge: the nursing school at Bellevue Hospital.

Based on Florence Nightingale's nursing principles, Bellevue is the first school of its kind in the country. Where once nurses were assumed to be ignorant and unskilled, Bellevue prizes discipline, intellect, and moral character, and only young women of good breeding need apply. At first, Una balks at her prim classmates and the doctors' endless commands. Yet life on the streets has prepared her for the horrors of injury and disease found on the wards, and she slowly gains friendship and self-respect.

Just as she finds her footing, Una's suspicions about a patient's death put her at risk of exposure, and will force her to choose between her instinct for self-preservation, and exposing her identity in order to save others.

©2022 Amanda Skenadore (P)2022 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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This is like a Hallmark movie. Simple, predictable plot with little to no suspense and an obvious love story.

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Excellent book!

Totally and thoroughly enjoyed this book and especially all the history I learned!! I love when a great story and history comes together!!!

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Author of Knowledge

The author of this book/audiobook has been trained as a nurse, and so she brings much authority to the story that is spun. It is well written and well worth your time!

Vanessa Johansson turns in another professional narration. Always engaging.

I highly recommend this audiobook.