What's not to love about the heartwarming and sometimes hear trending tales of a student nurse in the colourful (yes, brown is a colour) 1970's. I harboured dreams of a career in nursing as a little girl in the '70's - probably still have those stacks of Nursing Mirror in my Dad's attic! Sarah's story brought that beautiful time back to me; the music, the cars, the uniforms ... I almost felt like I sat Sarah's driving test with her and felt completely in love with her Dad for 'the shoe' and also her Mum for those times when her summer in the orchard was so wonderfully described.
Sarah (and Amy - her daughter) have not only scripted a family tome but a record that any reader that experienced that time can share. My own daughters are digital natives, born of the millennium but will definitely have it on my TBR list of legacy books. Why? Because Sarah's begins as a story of blind hope over experience. Traditional morals, values and optimism that have shaped womenfolk in our country since that time. The politics are handled in a sensitive, but no less informative way, highlighting the disparity between the genders at the time. Sadly, some still exist still.