Inspired by the true story of the World War I American Women’s Hospital, Mercy Road is a novel about love, courage, and a female ambulance driver who risks everything.
In 1917, after Arlene Favier’s home burns to the ground, taking her father with it, she must find a way to support her mother and younger brother. If she doesn’t succeed, they will all be impoverished. Job opportunities are scarce, but then a daring possibility arises: the American Women’s Hospital needs ambulance drivers to join a trailblazing, all-female team of doctors and nurses bound for war-torn France.
On the front lines, Arlene and her fellow ambulance drivers work day and night to aid injured soldiers and civilians. In between dangerous ambulance runs, Arlene reunites with a childhood friend, Jimmy Tucker, now a soldier, who opens her heart like no one before. But she has also caught the attention of Felix Brohammer, a charismatic army captain who harbors a dark, treacherous secret.
To expose Brohammer means risking her family’s future and the promise of love. Arlene must make a choice: stay in the safety of silence or take the greatest chance of her life.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Ann Howard Creel is the author of the Kindle bestselling historical novel The Whiskey Sea, and her novel The Magic of Ordinary Days was made into an award-winning CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.
A former registered nurse, Ann writes about strong women facing high-stakes situations and having to make life-changing decisions. Her historical settings have ranged from Victorian-era Galveston to World War I France to World War II New York City. Besides writing, Ann loves renovating old houses, hiking, and all things cat. For more information, visit her at www.annhowardcreel.com.