From the start Nurse Ann Persons was glad she’d moved to New York City from her small upstate hometown. She loved working in a big-city hospital with its daily challenges. She loved using her nursing skills to their fullest. She loved Manhattan, with its glamour, excitement, and variety. But Ann was not one to be overwhelmed by the sophisticated city. The new men in her life, flamboyant Dr. Ronald Laing and serious Dr. Craig Downing, both discovered that New York with its fast pace would never change Ann’s old-fashioned ideas about love. And the hospital hierarchy learned that nothing — absolutely nothing — could change the stubborn nurse’s old-fashioned ideas about putting her patients’ welfare above all else.