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Women’s History Month: A Book Review

Throughout history there have been women who have made a difference. The Bible records the story of the midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, who stood up to Pharaoh in the first book of Exodus. And there is Hannah (mother of Samuel), Ruth from Moab and Queen Esther.

Recently I read a novel based on the actual life of a nurse. The Woman with the Purple Heart by Diane Hanks tells the story of Lieutenant Annie Fox who was chief nurse at Hickam Field.

The attack on Pearl Harbor is a date that is remembered every year. I didn’t know that there was a military base for aircraft adjacent to Pearl Harbor. The aircraft and military buildings were bombed as well as the Naval ships in Pearl Harbor.

The small hospital at Hickam Field was overwhelmed with the injured and dying. Annie Fox guided nurses and volunteers, providing medical care. She also had to find a way through the tensions between Hawaiian natives, Japanese immigrants and American military.

Hanks has written an inspiring story about Lt. Annie Fox. During difficult times we need to hold on to faith and kindness.

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4   

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

One comment on “Women’s History Month: A Book Review

  1. Carol this sounds like an interesting read. I’m always on the lookout for book recommendations.
    Thanks bunches for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

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