Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nurse in Love

Title: Nurse in Love
Author: Jane Arbor
Publisher: Harlequin (#454)
Published: ©1953, published March 1959
Illustrator: Paul Anna Soik
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

What is a woman to do when she finds herself in love with a man who not only does not love her but has been cruelly prejudiced against her even before they met? The problem is made more difficult when they are brought together every day by their work as nurse and doctor. Kathryn’s solution was to take refuge behind a façade of pride—but she found it a very inadequate defence.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rangeland Nurse

Title: Rangeland Nurse
Author: Suzanne Roberts
Publisher: Ace Books (#70401)
Published: ©1967
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available
This is not credited, but it is done very much in his style.
Trudi Dalton left the bluegrass country of Kentucky on a very special journey. On a sprawling ranch set in the deep purple mountains of the West, a little boy named Ricky was confined to a wheelchair. And the young nurse had come to take care of him. Trudi soon discovered that her real problem was not in nursing the boy, rather it was in dealing with his father, widower Matt Frazier. For the handsome rancher’s bitterness and indifference to his son provoked Trudi’s fiery temper. Yet, unwillingly, she found herself falling in love with Matt Frazier. Faced with a terrible crisis that would affect all their lives, Trudi would be forced into a desperate gamble—if she succeeded, they could become a united family—and if she failed she would lose both Ricky and Matt forever…

Down East Nurse

Title: Down East Nurse
Author: Sylvia Lloyd
Publisher: Ace Books (M-159)
Published: ©1965
Illustrator: Martin Koenig
Review available

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

Lovely, city-bred Claudia Snowden came to Maine to nurse her aging aunt—isolated in a remote New England village. Expecting to find an old-fashioned doctor using outmoded methods, Claudia found herself working instead with young, handsome Dr. Adams—who was as dedicated as the top-notch physicians she had worked with in the city… so dedicated that Claudia apparently could not tear his attention away from his work to herself. Should she abandon all hope of ever reaching this aloof doctor and say yes to the man who really needed her?  

Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Doctor at Tower General

Title: New Doctor at Tower General
Author: John J. Miller
Publisher: Monarch Books (#454)
Published: September 1964, ©1964
Illustrator: Bob Stanley
Review available

He is credited on the title page verso.

It was love at first sight when Surgical Nurse Evelyn Taylor encountered handsome Dr. Hank Young, who came to Tower General with an emergency operation. Right from the start, they seemed to be a team—professionally. Privately, Hank seemed to be more interested in the glamour and glitter of Louise Hayden, daughter of Dr. Dean Hayden, Chief of Surgery. Evelyn knew she couldn’t compete with Louise’s obvious attractions. She could only hope that Hank would see through her superficiality before it was too late. Meanwhile, Evelyn had to go on working beside Hank, assisting him in the dramatic fight for life at every operation, trying to control her emotions when he praised her for her efficiency as a nurse and went on ignoring her desirability as a woman.

Nurse in the Tropics

 Title: Nurse in the Tropics
Author: Peggy Dern (pseud. Peggy Gaddis)
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: December 1958
Illustrator: Paul Anna Soik
Review available

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

To Martie Howell, a nurse accustomed to routine duty, the assignment to accompany Lisa Long back to her Haitian home and to stay with her during her convalescence from pneumonia seemed like a heaven-sent voyage to enchantment. Nor did the picturesque country, with its brilliant vegetation and its colorful natives, disappoint her. But she was also exposed to Haiti’s darker side—to its voodoo rites and its age-old superstitions. These were frightening when seen at a distance; when used to break up the romance of Lisa and a young doctor, and also to alter the course of the nurse’s life, they inspired hysteria and near-panic.

Hurricane Nurse

Title: Hurricane Nurse
Author: Peggy Gaddis
Publisher: Berkley Medallion
Published: Oct 1961, ©1961
Illustrator: Harry Bennett
Review available
His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.
Betsy Stockwell had been taught in nurse’s training to maintain an impersonal attitude toward her patient. Only then could a nurse do her job efficiently. But when the patient was your own father, though, how could you be anything but deeply, personally involved? For Betsy’s father, the beloved Dr. Cal, had had a heart attack and after his treatment in the hospital it would be up to Betsy to see that he made a full recovery. Postponing her plans to marry young Doctor Paul Norbert, Betsy accompanies her father to Florida. They are met by a handsome young doctor who practices medicine with a cool competence that both amazes and infuriates Betsy. What is a man like Mark Everett doing in this Florida wilderness? As Betsy begins to learn the answer, she finds that her interest is more than a professional one …