Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nurse Shelley Decides

Title: Nurse Shelley Decides
Author: Arlene Hale
Publisher: Pyramid
Published: ©1964
Illustrator: Mort Engel
Review available

He is credited on the back cover.

“Are you after a fat paycheck, Nurse?” The contempt in Dr. Adam Victor’s voice stung Shelley—but it was true she was leaving the hospital to nurse a private patient, and Miriam Bleeker was very rich indeed. The handsome young doctor looked on Shelley as a deserter—and what made it worse was that Dr. Victor had declared war on the whole Bleeker family … and anyone who was with them was his enemy!

Cruise Ship Nurse

Title: Cruise Ship Nurse
Author: Dorothy Daniels
Publisher: Paperback Library
Published: ©1963
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

Karen Carlisle thought her frantic flight from the past was over when she boarded a luxurious ocean liner, to become the ship’s nurse. There, among strangers—the richest and most glamorous people in the world—she felt safe. Nobody asked why she was there. And she could pretend she was free like the others. But when an infant was stricken with a fatal disease which only Karen understood, her safety, her career, the love she had learned to cherish above all else, must be sacrificed. Though it might mean disgrace and the loss of her fiancé, Karen Carlisle prepared to reveal the scandalous truth.

A Nurse Named Courage

Title: A Nurse Named Courage
Author: Florence Stuart
Publisher: Pyramid
Published: January 1967, ©1965
Illustrator: Mort Engel

He is credited on the back cover.

Soon after she became a nurse at Shields memorial Hospital and met Dr. Burt Ives, Courage Williams found she’d have to live up to her name. Handsome, intense and moody, Bert was known as much for his iron will as for his brilliance as a surgeon. He was not used to being contradicted. But Courage could be stubborn too, and she and Bert clashed violently over the treatment of a handsome young ward patient. Before long, Courage began to wonder whether Bert’s anger was professional—or jealous … and whether she was reacting so strongly to him as a nurse—or as a woman.

Millionaire Nurse

Title: Millionaire Nurse
Author: Katherine Powell
Publisher: Pyramid
Published: ©1965
Illustrator: Mort Engel
Review available
He is credited on the back cover.

$1,160,303.54 is a fortune any way you look at it. And that’s what penniless young Andrea Corbury discovered she’d inherited—just minutes after receiving the R.N. degree she’d struggled so long for. Andrea faced a hard and fateful decision. Would she practice the profession she was dedicated to? Or would she live the life of a gay society heiress—and earn the scorn of the handsome young doctor who loved her?

Hollywood Nurse

Title: Hollywood Nurse
Author: Patricia Libby
Publisher: Ace
Published: ©1962
Illustrator: Rudy Nappi
Review available

He is credited by Heritage Auctions, which sold the original artwork in 2004.

Three men called her “Jenny, Darling.” There was Tom, honest and sincere, who wanted her as a “full-time wife.” There was Mike—Mike to her, to others a screen idol and notorious playboy—who had fallen hard for her and had said, “This time it’s forever.” And there was Brad, the young doctor who shared her dreams and her dedication—but was engaged to another girl.

Nurse in Love

Title: Nurse in Love
Author: Isabel Stewart Way
Publisher: Ace
Published: ©1963
Illustrator: Charles Fracé
Review available

He is credited by Heritage Auctions, which sold the original artwork in 2003.

To Julie Stone nursing was more than a profession. It was a way of life, and she approached it with competence, determination, and dedication. But to handsome Merc Albeny, the intern whom she intended to marry, medicine was only a hobby. His real profession was women. Then, into the tangle of two young lives, came Dr. Dave Banner. Dr. Dave was old enough to advise Julie on affairs of the heart, both medical and romantic—but young enough to care. Nurse in Love is a deeply moving story of medicine and those who practice it. Under each white robe beats a heart you will want to know and understand.

Nurse on the Beach

Title: Nurse on the Beach
Author: Arlene Hale
Publisher: Ace
Published: ©1967
Illustrator: Martin Koenig
Review available

He is credited as the illustrator by Heritage Auctions, which sold the original artwork in 2012.

From where she stood on the dune below the beach house, Meg could see the young man coming toward her at a rapid jog. His obvious joy at seeing her filled her with gratitude. Suddenly her mind went reeling back to Whitefield Memorial Hospital and her heartbreak at finding Dr. Lee Corey in the arms of a wealthy and beautiful patient. What was she to do when the man she loved had betrayed her? There was only one refuge to seek, Meg thought, as she looked up at the young man now standing close beside her. But would she ever rid herself of the memory of Dr. Corey?

Hockey Star Nurse

Title: Hockey Star Nurse
Author: Diana Douglas
Publisher: Signet (#T5209)
Published: October 1972, ©1972
Illustrator: Allan Kass

He is credited by the blog Allan Kass Book Covers.

Lovely, dark-haired Tina Grahame, private nurse to wealthy Mrs. Derwent, was enjoying having her patient’s two handsome, eligible sons in love with her. Rugged, headstrong Terry Derwent showed his open admiration for Tina despite his involvement with a society girl. A star hockey player, Terry reveled in the adulation and glamor that went with being a sports star. He was delighted to find that Tina understood the strong hold the game had on him, for her own brother was an internationally famous hockey player. But it was Shane, Terry’s younger brother, a dedicated doctor, to whom Tina found herself turning more and more. In Tina’s perplexed heart the score for the rivals in love was tied. Gentle, considerate Shane was obviously in love with her—and they shared the special world of medicine. But Terry was not a man whose kiss she could easily forget …

Tread Softly, Nurse Scott!

Title: Tread Softly, Nurse Scott!
Author: Marilyn Ross
Publisher: Paperback Library
Published: October 1966, ©1966
Illustrator: Mort Engel

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

Nurse Judy Scott alone knows that Dr. Graham Holland, chief surgeon of the hospital where she works, has made a terrible mistake. Because of his error, a patient may die. Only one person believes Judy—Dr. John Randall, her fiancé. But for reasons of his own, Dr. Randall refuses to do anything. He even threatens to end their romance if Judy exposes Dr. Holland’s mistake. With her future and her patient’s life at stake, Judy faces her most crucial decision as a nurse—and as a woman.

Nurse in Panic

Title: Nurse in Panic
Author: Jane Converse
Publisher: Signet (#P4856)
Published: December 19671, ©1971
Illustrator: Robert Abbett

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

Diane Whitley was reluctant to leave her nursing job at Greenhaven Memorial for a position at a strange clinic in the New Mexico desert. But the promise of an exciting new medical discovery and the possibility of a new romance made the trip seem very appealing. Yet the moment she arrived at Hollingsworth Clinic she felt a vague sense of uneasiness. At first she thought she was just being foolish. Dr. Darryl Hollingsworth was a dedicated man and his handsome assistant was an earnest medical student. It wasn’t until she found herself falling in love that she realized how foolish she really was—and how easily a mirage of happiness could become a well of heartbreak … and terror …

Resort Nurse

Title: Resort Nurse
Author: Nell Mar Dean
Publisher: Popular Library (#K40)
Published: April 1960, ©1960
Illustrator: Lou Marchetti
Review available

His signature runs along the right side of her coat.

Young Lynn Ryan was thrilled by her new assignment—hotel nurse at the glamorous Tamarac Lodge. Her duties would be informal, and she’d have a chance to meet fascinating people—at a salary that would enable her to help the family she loved. Lynn didn’t reckon with the three exciting men who appeared, each offering his own brand of romance. Nor was she prepared for the sudden challenge to her professional vows—a challenge to which at first she could find no answer …

The Nurse Knows Best

Title: The Nurse Knows Best
Author: Adelaide Humphries
Publisher: Monarch Books (#223)
Published: November 1961, ©1953
Illustrator: Tom Miller

He is credited on the title page verso.

Nurse Ellen Copeland suddenly found three men in her life.
Tom Spendler, her boy friend since high school, who was demanding she set a date for their wedding.
Paul Dixon, once a brilliant author and now dangerously close to suicide, who needed her to help him write again and to restore faith in women and in love.
Dr. Eric Hendricks, attractive, young psychiatrist and the man Ellen was in love with. Only he seemed more interested in his work than in her.
What should she do about these three men? She had to come to a decision. Should she marry Tom out of loyalty? Should she sacrifice herself to Paul because he desperately needed her? Or was there some way to make Eric see her as a woman and not just as his nurse?

Jill Nolan’s Choice

Title: Jill Nolans Choice
Author: Adeline McElfresh
Publisher: Dell (#4230)
Published: May 1963, ©1963
Illustrator: Mort Engel

He is credited on the back cover (as Mort Engle).

Why, Jill asked herself, had she left Bradburn Memorial Hospital to work in the wild and open backwoods country? Was it because she had felt unsure of her love for Giff? Had she hoped, during the year that she would be away from his operating table and his kisses, to test their love? And was that, she thought uneasily, the reason she could turn to Clay Ramsdell so easily—because she did not, truly and deeply, love Giff? Yes, Jill thought, absence makes the heart grow fonder … but of whom?

Peace Corps Nurse

Title: Peace Corps Nurse
Author: Josephine James
Publisher: Golden Griffon
Published: 1969, ©1965
Illustrator: Stan Klimley

His signature is in the top right-hand corner, and he is credited on the back cover.

Kathy’s decision to join the Peace Corps was the most important step she’d ever taken—and the toughest. Strict self-discipline was required to face the cram courses, endurance tests and survival outings. Each day offered new—and demanding—experiences. Then, suddenly, she realized that something sinister was happening at the training school. A strange African spirit mask had been stolen—and the theft threatened the success of the entire program. Kathy knew that if she tried to solve the mystery, she’d be risking everything she had worked for … but she also knew that if she didn’t try, she would never find peace with herself …

Factory Nurse

Title: Factory Nurse
Author: Hilary Neal
Publisher: Harlequin (812)
Published: 1973, ©1961
Illustrator: Paul Anna Soik

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner.

Brigid didn’t really want to give up hospital nursing to work in a factory, but her father had a particular reason for wishing her to. Robert Bairnsdale, on the other hand, hoped she would give up nursing altogether and marry him. Only Morley Scott was completely undemanding, wanting only the right to love her. If only Brigid would make up her mind how she felt about him! Perhaps, she felt, getting away from the hospital would help her to sort things out. But when she met Guy Wisden, the immensely attractive factory manager, it looked as if she had only exchanged one set of complications for another.

Nurse in Las Vegas

Title: Nurse in Las Vegas
Author: Jane Converse
Publisher: Signet (Q6272)
Published: January 1975, ©1975
Illustrator: Allan Kass

He is credited in the blog Allan Kass Book Covers.

Lana was never sure if she had taken the Prince case because of the lure of Hollywood and Las Vegas, or because Dr. Gil Whitaker had practically forbidden her to get involved. But what started out as an uncomplicated case and a chance to be near the doctor she loved had turned into a nightmare. Her patient, famed comedian Reggie Prince, decided he wanted a closer relationship with Lana than medical rules required. And he certainly was a charming host, surrounding her with the glamour of TV, nightclubs, and posh estates. But nothing seemed to work out right. As Reggie’s attentions increased, Gil seemed too content to drop out of the picture. Was she doomed to lose the man she loved over a one-sided flirtation with a Hollywood romeo …?

Caribbean Nurse

Title: Caribbean Nurse
Author: Diana Douglas
Publisher: Signet (T5294)
Published: December 1972, ©1972
Illustrator: Josep Maria Miralles

His signature is in the lower right-hand corner.

For lovely, blond Rowena Garland, being head nurse at the clinic of the luxury hotel on Lago Island in the Caribbean was the perfect job—glamorous, exciting, and full of surprises. She had never expected to be working with a doctor as attractive as Paul Martin. Or that this handsome young man with the deep blue eyes would become interested in her. But the biggest surprise was the mysterious man she encountered on the beach early one morning. Little did Rowena suspect that this intriguing stranger would involve her in mystery, danger—and romance. She would be forced to face the ultimate challenge of her nursing career, and make the most crucial decision of her life—to follow the true yearnings of her heart …

Nurse with a Past

Title: Nurse with a Past
Author: Diane Frazer
Publisher: Permabooks (M4307)
Published: October 1964, ©1964
Illustrator: Harry Schaare

His signature runs along the left side of the illustration.

“Let’s leave Nancy alone, shall we? She’s a nice girl. Maybe she’s shy.”
“Shy!” Midge shrieked. “Now I’ve heard everything. Her Highness shy! Why, she’s conceited and snobbish. Apparently we’re not good enough for her.”
“Oh, Midge, you don’t even mean that,” Minerva protested. “She’s a little bit nuts about meddcin, as she calls it. She really wanted to hang out a shingle herself.”
“Stop it,” Midge answered, “we’ve all heard that sob story. If you ask me, it’s just a front. She doesn’t give a damn about a career. What she really wants is a man with money. But real money. If she finds one, you’ll see how quickly she forgets about doctors and nurses!”

Duty Nurse

Title: Duty Nurse
Author: Diana Douglas
Publisher: Signet (T4973)
Published: September 1969, ©1968
Illustrator: David Blossom

His signature is at the bottom of her clipboard.

The girl in room 17 was so young and lovely and had so little time left. How could the doctor deny her anything ...  even himself? The duty nurse was kind and wise beyond her years. Could she deny her tragic patient anything ... even the man she herself loved?

Two Loves Has Nurse Powell

Title: Two Loves Has Nurse Powell
Author: William Johnston
Publisher: Medical Fiction
Published: January 1963
Illustrator: Robert Bonfils

His signature is in the lower left-hand corner. This is similar to his signature on works such as Anything Goes (see below).

You know Nurse Powell or perhaps you’ve just seen her walking down a hospital corridor. For a nurse, she’s a bit too distracting in face and figure, but she’s tops in her profession, capable, calm, trained right down to her fingertips. You might suspect that there was a romance between her and that brilliant young doctor, and you’d be right. But did you know that simply because one patient, her off-duty hours became a whirlpool of politics and pleasure, she forgot her professional coolness, and lost her heart to a completely different type of man?

Signature of Robert Bonfils,
from Anything Goes illustration