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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Qontro Classic Books (July 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003YJFQFI
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,226,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Barr on December 14, 2013
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Written around the turn of last century, it still spoke to me in a delightfully refreshing way. Standards and expectations were different in that era but, especially for those of us who experienced some of those changes or were subsequently affected by them, these show the first glimmers of why some of the changes (in ways women were treated or how the medical staff team dynamics needed some adjusting) were needed. However it is the sense of humor and heart the writer conveys that so delighted me. Delightful is just the descriptive that seems to fit.

Plot revolves around a graduating trained nurse who, though very ably transformed into an automaton of efficiency, is lamenting her lack of individuality and vitality. When she comes into a very different line of work, caring for an irritable invalid girl and her even more irascible surgeon father, this could degenerate into a trite romance but is saved by it's sense of humor and pithy insights. Also enjoyable are the colorful period language and expressions and view into the worldview and customs of the era. They somehow find their way into my thinking, causing me to look at my own era and perspective, though in no part the possible intention of the writer - it was meant, I believe, as a happy jaunt through its own, contemporary, time and place. But its worth the side trip for a reader a hundred and ten years, or more, later...
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By Sandra J. on April 20, 2014
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I generally like works by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, but this one was a real slogfest to get through. I finished it only because I don't like to leave books unfinished. I treated myself to a large vanilla latte as a reward when I was done!
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By Netadmin on February 17, 2013
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I came across Ms. Abbott's stories a few weeks ago and I've read every one of them so far. Her stories were written in early 20th Century are timely and interesting. Great reading, short stories, interesting characters. Recommended for anyone who enjoys light romantic stories.
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