A Divine Experience - the secret life of Florence Nightingale

Elizabeth Johnson robertfineart@aol.com 824330944571


19th Century

Elizabeth Johnson

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A Divine Experience - the secret life of Florence Nightingale reveals a provocative new dimension to this iconic character with a compelling speculative story of hidden passion and family drama. The author has combined historical fact with dramatic license to weave together the loves and lives of one extraorinary woman and two courageous men as they struggle to achieve their goals within the uncompromising moralities of Victorian Britain.


Action, Biographical, Adventure, Drama,

Short Summary

Florence Nightingale falls in love with aristocrat Sidney Herbert and becomes pregnant at the age of 16. Florence experiences a vision from God telling her that to gain redemption for her sins she must devote her life to his service.

Florence finally achieves redemption after her courageous work to establish female nursing during the Crimean war. Sidney supports her in her endeavours and becomes godfather to their child David Herbert Llewellyn who is drowned while serving on a Confederate ship during the American Civil War.


Victorian Britain

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

,Overcoming adversity

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Florence Nightingale

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Sidney Herbert - aristocrat, politician


Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: David Herbert Llewellyn


Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Faithful, Engaging

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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