In The Shadow of the Lamp (Hardcover)

By Susanne Dunlap

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599905655, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2011

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Paperback (2/28/2012)

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It's 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at the chance. The work is grueling, the hospital conditions deplorable, and Miss Nightingale a demanding teacher. Before long, the plight of British soldiers becomes more than just a mission of mercy as Molly finds that she's falling in love with both a dashing young doctor and a soldier who has joined the army to be near her. But with the battle raging ever nearer, can Molly keep the two men she cares for from harm? A love story to savor, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes imagining of the woman who became known as "the lady with the lamp.

About the Author

Susanne Dunlap graduated from Smith College and later earned a PhD in music history from Yale University. She is the author of two historical novels for adults and two novels for teens: "The Musician's Daughter" and "Anastasia's Secret." She divides her time between New York, and

Praise For In The Shadow of the Lamp

"Molly’s exceptionally authentic and appealing character powers this well-crafted novel. An honorable homage and an absorbing read." –Kirkus