New Book ‘Love in War’ Shows Heroism of Nurses During Wartime

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Author Alan Watchman captures dangers of First World War

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immersive and touching love story that shows the heroism of nurses during the chaotic battles of World War I

In “Love in War” (published by Xlibris) author Alan Watchman creates an immersive and touching love story that shows the heroism of nurses during the chaotic battles of World War I.

The diaries and letters of Sister Catherine "Cissy" Black, a Rockhampton nurse during World War I, provide the basis for this romantic novel. Her personal story reveals insights into the hardships and suffering endured by nurses in hospitals and soldiers wounded in the trenches of Gallipoli. Cissy is one of thousands of nurses who volunteered and served their country but whose personal experiences have rarely been told.

It shows how she attends to the horrific wounds of Private Michael Fitzhubert in Egypt after he is stretchered from Quinn's Post and keeps him alive. Typical of many nurses, she falls in love, but their relationship does not run smoothly after he recovers in England.

“Love in War” captures the sheer brutality of trench warfare and gives readers a whole new appreciation of the circumstances in which nurses were employed, of their working conditions and of the lack of recognition by the military and general population at the war's end.

“Love in War”
By Alan Watchman
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781499033328
Softcover | 6x9 in | 166 pages | ISBN 9781499033342
E-Book | 166 pages | ISBN 9781499033373
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Alan Watchman was born in Adelaide, was trained as a geologist, and has worked for more than 30 years as an international gold and minerals explorer, academic researcher and geoarchaeologist. He has written more than 50 peer-reviewed articles for publication in academic journals. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to archaeology and the humanities. Under his pen name, Jane Bell, he wrote "Who Killed the Girls?" His other books include "No Time for Tears", “Yarraman Gold” and "Secrets at Hanging Rock." When he is not exploring for minerals, he writes short stories and novels. Alan lives in the Adelaide hills, South Australia

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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