Saturday, October 26, 2013

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.


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