Sunday, August 1, 2021

Paul Anna Soik

Title: Garde Girarde
Author: Jane Arbor
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: ©1961
Illustrator: Paul Anna Soik

His signature (which is very hard to see) is under their hands in the lower left-hand corner.

Ghislaine Girard, infirmière de service général a l’hôpital St-Rémi, s’était répété que ce serait presque folie de tomber amoureuse du distingué chirurgien Adrien Pellerin qui ne s’intéressait qu’à son habileté professionnelle. Encore pis, il semblait favoriser un mariage entre ell et son charmant mais trop volage cousin Collin pendant wque lui-même faisait une cour assidue a la sophistiquée et autoritaire Adeline. Garde Girard savait fort bien qu’il valait mieux l’oublier. Mais … le coeur a des raisons que la raison ne connaît pas!

Jack Harman

Title: Desert Nurse
Author: Jane Arbor
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: March 1964, ©1963
Illustrator: Jack Harman

His signature “H” is in the lower left-hand corner of the page.

After the break-up of her romance with Greg Ryder, Nurse Martha Shore decided that the best thing to do was to find a new interest, which she did with a vengeance when she accepted Doctor Jude Tarleton’s offer of a post at his tiny  hospital east of Aden. She had successfully managed to jump out of the frying-pan. But did her new job in the burning desert heat, not ominously resemble the proverbial fire? For it was not long before Martha had to admit her love for Greg was forgotten in her new, overwhelming attraction to Jude—an attraction which he made clear was not returned. How could she hope to appeal to him, anyway, when the experienced and glamorous Naomi was already so firmly in the picture?

Bob Schinella

Title: Nurse Ann in Surgery
Author: Ruth MacLeod
Publisher: Ace
Published: ©1965
Illustrator: Bob Schinella

His signature runs up the left-hand side of the cover.

Ann Phillips returned to Crestridge with a whole new life ahead of her. She was going to start her career as a nurse-anesthetist, and she was going to marry Dr. Frank Parker, whom she had loved for so many years. But when she learned that while she had been away, Frank had decided to marry someone else, Ann buried her hurt by filling her life with her hospital work. Then, Frank came to her saying that he had made a mistake and would she renew their engagement. She asked herself whether Frank really knew his own heart … and besides there were whispering words of an exciting young intern warning her not to make a second mistake.

Lou Marchetti

Title: A Strange Case for Dr. Rolland
Author: Jeanne Judson
Publisher: Popular Library
Published: August 1962, ©1962
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti

His signature runs along the back side of her skirt. 

It seemed like a routine call when young and attractive Dr. Teresa Rolland was summoned to see a patient in the slums of Manhattan’s West Side. But later she was glad she asked for a police escort—especially since he turned out to be a handsome and attractive plain-clothes man named Bill Fraser. For when she arrived, Teresa found no patient. Instead she found herself caught up in a case which demanded not only her skill as a doctor, but all the wisdom of her woman’s heart …

Part-Time Nurse

Title: Part-Time Nurse
Author: Elizabeth Houghton
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: July 1964, ©1964
Illustrator: Jack Harman

His signature “H” is in the lower left-hand corner of the page.

At home, Karen was very much in the background, coming a poor second to her glamorous half-sister Celia, but in her work as part-time nurse in a home for old people, she was loved by all her patients, and she found a good friend in Simon Guthrie, the consultant physician. And then Simon met Celia. Would the inevitable happen?

First Year Nurse

Title: First Year Nurse
Author: Diane Frazer
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: November 1964, ©1964
Illustrator: Harry Bennett

His signature is on the right-hand side of the page.

“You’re leaving us, Dr. Troy?” Taffy closed her eyes and took a deep breath. “You let me know if there’s an opening in your hospital, Doctor.”
Dr. Troy stared at her. It was the stare of a boy seeing all the toys he had wanted under the Christmas tree. There was a silence that seemed to last forever. “No need to check,” he said hoarsely. “I know there’s an opening.”
“Is there?” she said, and looked directly into his brown eyes.
What happened next was completely her doing. It wasn’t possible that she had put her arms up to his shoulders and put her mouth on his. It wasn’t possible. But there she was in his arms, which had promptly wrapped themselves around her, as if he’d been waiting for her to do exactly that. And maybe had had been waiting, waiting a long time.

Allan Kass

Title: The Fledgling Nurses
Author: Diana Douglas
Publisher: Signet Books
Published: February 1971, ©1971
Illustrator: Allan Kass

His signature is on the lower right-hand corner.

“Tina,” John whisptered, “I’ve never seen you the way I’m seeing you now.”
“No? I guess you never bothered to look,” she answered. Any second now he was going to kiss her, and most girls would give anything to have such an attractive man look at them as he was looking at her now. But all Tina felt was a diminishing satisfaction that John’s date Dell would see them—that what Dell would feel would be payment for some of the dirty tricks she’d played on Tina at the hospital. John’s kiss was passionate and very, very exciting—too exciting. For when Tina saw Dell staring at them furiously, she knew that what had started out as a simple act of revenge might signal the beginning of a love that would threaten all of them …