Saturday, February 25, 2012

Surgical Nurse

Title: Surgical Nurse
Author: Rosie M. Banks (pseud. Alan Jackson)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Copyright: 1959
Published: Third edition (#6057), 1960
Illustrator: Robert Abbett

His signature is at the bottom of the cover.

Nurse Althea Jones, young and lovely, worshiped her boss, Dr. Mike. He was a brilliant surgeon. Handsome—and married. So Althea did not admit—even to herself—that she loved him. But the day came that shattered her life. Dr. Mike leaned down and kissed his pretty nurse. Not a friendly kiss but one filled with unleashed passion. Then he recovered his control and the moment was over—for him. But for her, that was a moment of beginning. How could she forget, ever, the pressure of his lips on hers? How could she ever marry anyone else, knowing that her heart belonged to him? She knew it was hopeless. But there had to be a way, somehow, somewhere, someday!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Psychiatric Nurse

Title: Psychiatric Nurse
Author: Mary Mann Fletcher
Publisher: Ace (D-539)
Published: 1962
Illustrator: Rudy Nappi
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

Brad Andrews’ unhappy past drove him from reality to the walls of a private mental institution. And Nurse Holly Warren did not realize how involved she would become with her handsome patient until she helped Dr. Mike Barrish administer the “truth serum” to uncover his secret and make his life more bearable. Soon Holly found herself very much a part of Brad’s life. He needed her love—while Holly’s own heart was drawn to the fascinating doctor who belonged to another woman.

The Patient in 711

Title: The Patient in 711
Author: Elizabeth Wesley (pseud. Adeline McElfresh)
Publisher: Dell Candlelight (#7030)
Published: Feb 1972, first printing
Copyright: 1972
Illustrator: Enric Torres Prat
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

Pretty Laurie Ames was used to handling dangerous medical crises as a highly skilled nurse—but suddenly a different kind of peril haunted her young life. Behind the heavily guarded doors of hospital room 711 a great scientist lay injured. Foreign agents wanted him out of the way for good, and Laurie knew they might try to reach him through her. Desperately she wondered whom she could trust. Handsome Colonel Hank Romain, whose actions had become so secretive? Dashing playboy Carl Jennings, with his witty repartee and tempting proposal? Or Andy Rogers, the mysterious young patient who had lied about his past? Nurse Laurie Ames was caught in a treacherous web of violence and intrigue—and her only hope for safety lay in a daring gamble of love.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nurse Barclay’s Dilemma

Title: Nurse Barclay’s Dilemma
Author: Adelaide Humprhies
Publisher: Dell (D419)
Published: 1961 (©1954)
Illustrator: Bob Abbett

He is credited on the back cover.

Condition: Serious. Nurse Frances Barclay knew it would take more than physical therapy to set her patient, Mark Ennis, on the road to recovery. Mark had been a prisoner of war in Korea, but his refusal to respond to treatment came from something much deeper than the physical torture he had endured. Something else happened to Mark, something that left a raw emotional scar. Before that scar could heal, Nurse Barclay would have to uncover Mark’s tormenting secret, however painful it might be to both of them.