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The Nightingale Sisters (Nightingales Book 2) by Donna Douglas

The Nightingale Sisters
(Nightingales Book 2)

by Donna Douglas

To the student nurses at The Nightingale hospital, the ward sisters are heartless and frightening, with impossibly high standards. But the sisters have troubles of their own...

Violet: The new night sister is not all that she seems. Who is she and what dark secret is she hiding? As the mystery deepens, Sister Wren is determined to find out the truth.

Dora: The student nurse is struggling with her own secret, and with her heartbreak over Nick, the man who got away. A new arrival on the ward brings the chance to put a smile back on her face. But can she really get over Nick so...

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The Botanist

“You’re Jim?” the big man asked.

“Yes,” I said. “Marcus said you wanted something.”

“Let’s have a look, then.”

I opened my bag and spread out the contents for inspection, onto an old newspaper – it was a dark and grotty pub with grubby tables, but still, I had my standards. I spread my collection of dandelions, clover and deadnettle on the paper, trying not to scatter too much soil around.

“What the hell is this?”

“Marcus said you were interested in these,” I explained.

He leapt up, scattering plants onto the sticky carpet, and hissed “I said I wanted weed!”

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The Department - A Crowd-Written Story

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Pet departments always had that same smell, that mixture of dog biscuits, rabbit droppings and fish food; even this one, which didn't even have any live animals. And why was fish food made from fish? She imagined walking through the food department browsing 'Arm Flakes with Extra Fingernails' and 'Human Brain Sticks for a Shinier Coat'.

Naomi looked down at her clean shirt and pressed trousers, wondering if she could get another day's wear out of them. Perhaps she could have stretched the trousers until the end of the week, if she hadn't come into this shop. She felt unclean just walking through the doors.

From her science lessons back in school she remembered that 'All smells are particulate'. This meant that if her clothes smelt of rabbit droppings, it was because they had a microscopic coating of that actual substance on the surface. Home was just around the...

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Please explain editor link

The link is for a third-party editor. If your book is self-edited, it is unlikely to be featured.

Rosen Trevithick
24.05.2018 at 10:08
Please explain editor link

Hi, I self edited my book which I am more than academically qualified to do. I was puzzled by your editor link....

18.05.2018 at 00:09
Submitting a book again

Thank you

01.05.2018 at 10:33
Submitting a book again

If it's not been featured, the 90 days shouldn't apply.

Rosen Trevithick
01.05.2018 at 10:12
RUNNER-book submission

We compile the newsletter the morning it's sent out, so I we don't plan features in advance.

Rosen Trevithick
01.05.2018 at 10:11
RUNNER-book submission

Hi Book Hippo! Just checking to see if RUNNER is close to being featured. She is feeling a bit neglected here...

30.04.2018 at 20:24
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