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Sharon Garrison, Clinic Nurse

by Phyllis Taylor Pianka (1977)
Sharon Garrison, Clinic Nurse

Young Sharon Garrison was eager to start work as head of the clinic at KSEA-TV Media Center. She would be responsible for the running of the entire clinic and the care of all those who worked at the center. Her association with Mercy Hospital had ended on a sour note, after her Uncle Elliott Garrison had been named hospital administrator. Suddenly friends and acquaintances treated Sharon with exaggerated caution or as if she could directly influence hospital policy, and the young nurse had felt it best to look for a new position.

Sharon quickly became involved in the center and caught up in its excitement. Charming and capable, she won the respect and affection of Skip Richardson, Production Manager, who was eager to give her a screen test, and Paul Hamilton, the handsome boss of KSEA-TV.

Misunderstandings seem to be the rule rather than the exception in Sharon’s love life, however, and it is not until the exciting climax that the young nurse’s future seems certain.

Ship’s Nurse

by Rosie M. Banks (1962)
Ship's Nurse

Cathy’s carefree cruise is turned into a tour of duty — complicated by too many beaux.

When her aunt, the ship’s senior nurse, breaks her ankle, Cathy volunteers for duty.

There seems to be more than the usual shipboard intrigue —

The ship’s doctor drinks tea, secretly laced with rum, to forget painful memories.

His young assistant yearns to leave the ship to start his own practice.

A stowaway — on a last fling before settling down to responsibility — is discovered.

A raucous Texas dowager drinks too much and her gigolo-husband has a roving eye.

Cathy herself is faced with an oversupply of admirers.

An innocent flirtation and sudden tragedy make Cathy realize the depth of her dedication to nursing — and where her heart is.

Single Dad, Nurse Bride

by Lynne Marshall (2007)
Single Dad, Nurse Bride

Wanted: Mother for young twin girls!

Dangerously handsome Dr. Dane Hendricks certainly isn’t nurse Rikki Johansen’s usual type. For one thing, she thinks he’s arrogant and overbearing, and for another, he assumed she was scatterbrained and incapable of making good decisions. So why is he so adamant about taking her on a date?

Rikki soon discovers that Dr. Dane is actually a kind and sensitive dad, and, like her, he’s one of life’s survivors. A foster mother herself, Rikki knows she can bring Dane’s adorable twin girls — and their gorgeous dad — the happiness they deserve.

Skyscraper Nurse

by Ann Gilmer (1976)
Skyscraper Nurse

Young blonde Iris Grant had often gazed at the gleam of steel and glass across the park from her apartment, but she never dreamed that she would someday work in the Morris Building. She was quite satisfied with her job as head nurse at Huntsford General Hospital and had a growing fondness for Dr. Harry Marsh, a handsome, gray-eyed young surgeon. Only after she had been unjustly passed over for a promotion at the hospital does Iris accept the offer of an ex-patient — the millionaire James Morris — to become resident nurse of his new skyscraper.

Iris finds her new work quite different from that in the hospital as she treats various tenants of the building, including a young diabetic teller who goes into shock and the wealthy financier Parrish Crown, who has his own reasons for not consulting a doctor. Her friendship with James Morris’s son, George, deepens as she encourages him to return to architecture, the profession that he really loves, rather than continue to work for his father in a job he dislikes but is reluctant to leave. At the same time she feels that she is falling in love with Harry, but is not free to let him know until his divorce from his estranged wife is finalized.

Iris is confident that she will work out her feelings about Harry and George with time, little expecting that she will do so only when the greatest possible disaster strikes the Morris Building and she herself is faced with death.

Small Town Nurse

by Emily Thorne (1956)
Small Town Nurse

Marian Rutledge brought love and happiness to others — but could not find either for herself.

Diagnosis: Loneliness
Prescription: Love

As simple as that, Nurse Marian Rutledge prescribed for the people of Bridgetown.

There was Marian’s brother Clive, who frequently thought that something — or someone — was missing from his life.

And Alberta Thwaits, who withdrew into one small corner of a dusty, rundown mansion.

Or Olive Cressett, a timid spinster, whose domineering mother constantly “protected” her from unhappiness — and men.

For these, Nurse Marian could make quick diagnoses — and find just the right cures.

But for herself, she was as helpless as any other woman in love.