Saturday, April 16, 2011

Timberline Nurse

Title: Timberline Nurse
Author: Ruth McCarthy Sears
Publisher: Dell Candlelight
Copyright: 1965
Illustration: Tom Miller
Review available

The signature “Miller” in the lower right-hand corner is similar to that found on the cover of Doctor’s Bride, which I have attributed to Tom Miller. (Thanks to Lynn Munroe for help with this identification.)

Crystal Garnette loved the beautiful, pine-covered mountains where she had grown up. But when her romance with wealthy Jeffrey Varian ended in heartbreak, Crystal fled to the city to forget. She succeeded, working at busy Rochester-Main Hospital—until her father’s death brought her back to Timber Town. Crystal vowed she would quickly leave. But she could not resist when old Doctor Curtis begged her to stay on at the understaffed mountain hospital. Then, in the midst of her greatest challenge as a nurse, she was faced with the hardest decision of her young life. How could she choose between two very different men—one a rough lumberman, the other a handsome doctor—who said they loved her? In this place where she already had made one painful mistake, dare she risk her heart again?

signature, enlarged

Student Nurse

Title: Student Nurse
Author: Lucy Agnes Hancock
Publisher: Pocket Books
Copyright: 1948
Illustrator: Roswell Keller
Review available here.

He is credited on the back cover.

“You dear stubborn girl” That’s what Dr. Alec Macauley thought of his beautiful young nurse, Gail Weston. Pleading his case with her aunt, he said: “I love Gail. I want her to marry me, but—” “I’m sorry, Doctor,” the old lady murmured. “I have been wondering if there is someone else. If there is—well, I suppose I shall still hope.” There is someone else in Gail Weston’s heart: Peter Rand. Lighthearted, gay, apparently irresponsible, Peter seems almost callow alongside Dr. Macauley. But Gail is drawn to Peter in spite of herself. Though she feels she should respond more to Alec Macauley, she finds herself unstirred. Then crisis strikes. Both men are at hand. Gail learns their true worth and makes her choice in this fine, sensitive tale of the hardest decision a woman has to make.

Visiting Nurse

Title: Visiting Nurse
Author: Margaret Howe
Publisher: Pocket Books
Copyright: 1959
Illustrator: Darrel Greene
Review available

He is credited on the back cover (though his name is spelled Darell Green).

Alice Gregory had wanted to be a nurse from the time she had been a child. Now her dream had come true in a very special way—she was a visiting nurse to the blind. Each day Alice learned a new lesson in courage from her patients. Only one, Leila Haley, seemed at the brink of despair. The girl had beauty and a magnetic attraction for me. But the loss of her sight had made her sullen and resentful. It was Alice Gregory’s task to restore Leila’s desire for life. Then the terrible moment came when Alice discovered the truth. She and Leila were not only nurse and patient—they were two girls who desperately loved the same man. Could Alice Gregory remain true to her sworn oath to help her patients in every way? Or should she fight for her own chance for happiness?

Nurse’s Masquerade

Title: Nurse’s Masquerade
Author: Jean Carew
Publisher: Pyramid Books
Copyright: 1964
Illustrator: Mort Engel
Review available here.

He is credited on the back cover.

Never in her nursing career had lovely Cara Merrill received so strange a request. But Brent Butler was so persuasive that she reluctantly agreed to accompany him to the fabulous Butler estate and pretend to be his debutante fiancée. Cara’s real purpose, Brent told her, was to watch over his elderly uncle whose health had been mysteriously failing. Brent was suspicious of his handsome cousin Paul—and when both men declared their love for her, Cara had to make the most important decision of her life!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Army Nurse

Title: Army Nurse
Author: Barbara Bonham
Publisher: Pyramid (#R-1622)
Copyright: 1965
Illustrator: Mort Engel
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

“I can’t believe it,” Connie said in a stunned voice to the Communist agent. “We were so sure she was dead. Can you get her out of China?” “For a price,” Bo Duc said. “You could be very useful to us.” Connie shuddered. It was the cruelest form of blackmail, one the Communists used masterfully. “You devils!” she said through clenched teeth. Lt. Constance Moorehead had two great secrets—her war mission and her love for Captain Harmon. To carry out her duty she was prepared to risk her loyalty, her love, and even her life.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Marie Warren, Night Nurse

Title: Marie Warren, Night Nurse
Author: Blanche Y. Mosler
Publisher: Paperback Library (#50-331)
Copyright: 1963
Illustrator: Mort Engel
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

Lovely Nurse Marie Warren was alone with a terrible secret. She alone knew that the dreaded street gang the Cobras had sworn revenge against her hospital, every doctor, nurse and patient in it, for the death of their leader under the surgeon’s knife. But she had no proof. The hospital authorities, even the man who loved her, thought she was a neurotic, frightened girl. Her only safety was in flight. But Marie Warren stayed—to risk her career, her love, her life itself, everything for the lives and safety of others.

Society Nurse

Title: Society Nurse
Author: Jean Carew
Publisher: Macfadden Books (#40-126)
Copyright: 1962
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Review available here

Illustration Magazine, issue #3, page 42, lists Robert Maguire as the illustrator.

Give up her fun-filled life as the most prominent debutante in town. Devote herself to helping the poor and the sick. Return Ed Talbot’s ring and forget her glamorous future as his wife. It was strong medicine. But Josette knew she must do it if she wanted Doctor Gregory Fielding’s respect. Yet, why was his approval so important to her?