Title: Wilderness Nurse
Author: Marguerite Mooers Marshall
Publisher: Pocket Books
Illustrator: Isabel Dawson
She is credited on the back cover (though her first name is spelled Isabelle).
Denise Burke was gay and youthful and a very good nurse in a big city hospital. She loved her career, and she loved Larry Randall, who wanted to marry her and have her give up that career to be his wife. Troubled and uncertain, Denise went north for a vacation and a chance to make her decision away from the pressures of either work or love. Then … she had a serious accident and it took the skill of a master surgeon to heal both her body and her heart.