Reviews

Critical Acclaim for The Fire by Night

“THE FIRE BY NIGHT is quite simply historical fiction at its best: a genuine page-turner, with vivid language and rich, unforgettable characters. But more than that, it’s a startling anthem to the service and sacrifice of women in World War II.”

DAVID GILHAM, AUTHOR OF THE CITY OF WOMEN

“A luminous once-in-a-lifetime story of war, love, loss and the enduring grace of the human spirit. I can’t remember the last time I was so deeply moved by a novel. You must read this book!”

LAUREN WILLIG, AUTHOR OF THE PINK CARNATION SERIES AND THE OTHER DAUGHTER

“An epic story of love, loss and survival that weaves meticulous research together with the complexities of the human heart. This novel is not to be missed.”

KAREN WHITE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FLIGHT PATTERNS

“With strong, sharp characters, explosive situations, marvelous detail, epic sweep, this fine first novel of war and friendship has it all.”

LAIRD HUNT, AUTHOR OF NEVERHOME

~ Reader Reviews ~

Goodreads Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Incredibly compelling and gripping debut novel of two World War II nurses and the horrific conditions under which they served and survived…”

BookNAround Review

“It is a powerful, visceral, and crucial tale to tell…”

Literary Quicksand Review

“I really enjoyed this book. The advance reviews were glowing and I wholeheartedly agree! Author Teresa Messineo captures an image of what life was like for American nurses in a style that is incredibly personal and yet encompasses the sacrifices of so many…”

Books & Bindings Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“The Fire by Night was found treasure, it was an extraordinarily well-crafted, poignant, deeply researched, and beautifully written book…”

Amazon Reviews

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Average global rating

What’s Better Than Books Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“Incredibly moving, hauntingly realistic and exceptionally captivating!”

Goodreads Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

There is something about THE FIRE BY NIGHT by Teresa Messineo that packs a big punch. Perhaps it’s the reality of nurses who volunteered to serve during the war and who were put into the same horrific, life-threatening predicaments as soldiers, but who were never fully recognized for it? Perhaps it was learning of their mettle, their humanity...”

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