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Nurse into Woman
Marshall
1948 (original copyright 1941)

Our herioine Kristine says she is going to be a nurse, not a woman. (I guess they are mutually exclusive.) But our gal Kristine has two possible guys that are quite sure she really needs to be a woman, handsome Captain Jim and super doctor Lee Bowen. Any guesses on the outcome? I think we already know that her destiny is to be a woman rather than a nurse.

Mary

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16 Responses to I’m a Nurse, Not a Woman

  • from all the nurse books available, who knew that nurses lived such romance, adventure packed lives? Makes me question my career choices :)

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  • Wow! He loves her because she is "like a birch tree growing in one of [his] NH pastures." How could she ever say no?

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  • Ah yes, being a woman is a job and you can't work two jobs. At least that was the theory I often saw in old movies.

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  • I guess the subtitle of the book would be, "Because I am a man."

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  • But, wait, are the two suitors a captain and a doctor or a man and another man? Oh right. They got to be both.

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    • Also, did anyone else reflexively hear "Dammit, Jim, I'm a nurse, not a woman!"

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  • Dammit, Jim, I'm a nurse, not a woman!

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  • I would be jealous of Kristine for getting all the breaks too. I'd love more breaks.

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  • Is the grabby Dean Martin drunk on the cover the hospital Chief of Staff? Are those the skilled hands of the physician?

    I assume she ends up with one of the men, but

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  • This is so poorly written it wouldn't make it to the Avalon/Thomas Bouregy list, let alone Mills & Boon/Harlequin.
    I rather doubt it ever saw the shelf of any public library, anywhere. Thank goodness.

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  • "The kissing lips made the lovely old word a kiss"?

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  • Wow! The size of the man's hand in the cover! It extends over her entire back and the top of her arm.

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  • No wonder there's been nursing shortages...All of those females torn between role of woman or role of nurse..... makes so much sense. It would have nothing to do with a high stress job and lack of public funding or access to education.

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  • Is it bad that even though I'm a feminist, I'd rather be a woman than a nurse? This is nothing to do with the romantic opportunities, and more to do with the fact I don't want to clean up other people's poo.

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    • Ro, being a feminist means you have the right to choose whether to be a woman, or clean up other people's poo, or maybe even both!

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