With her stammering tongue and quiet ways, Cadence Piper has always struggled to be accepted. After the death of her mother, Cadence sets her heart on becoming a nurse, both to erase the stain her brother has left on the family’s honor and to find long-sought approval in the eyes of her father. When Dorothea Dix turns her away due to her young age and pretty face, Cadence finds another way to serve . . . singing to the soldiers in Judiciary Square Hospital. Only one stubborn doctor stands in her way.
Joshua Ivy is an intense man with a compassionate heart for the hurting and downtrodden. The one thing he can’t have is an idealistic woman destroying the plans he’s so carefully laid. When the chaos of war thrusts Cadence into the middle of his clandestine activities, he must decide if the lives at stake, and his own heart, are worth the risk of letting Cadence inside.
Everything changes when Joshua and Cadence unearth the workings of a secret society so vile, the course of their lives, and the war, could be altered forever. If they fight an enemy they cannot see, will the One who sees all show them the way in the darkest night?
All Through the Night is one of the best books I have read this year and I can easily imagine it being one of my favorites of 2021, it’s that good. I am a huge fan of historical fiction and this one was absolutely fascinating from start to finish.
Cadence and Joshua are wonderful characters, I couldn’t read their story fast enough. It isn’t always an easy story to read story but well worth it. I enjoyed the medical aspect and learning more about Dorothea Dix and her work during this time in history.
Overall, I loved everything about this novel. From the time period, the characters and the artful writing of Ms. Johnson, this is a must-read book.
I received a copy from the publisher through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.