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Friday Fiction: Paging Doctor Charm!

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Dr. Woodward’s Ambition
Seifert
1945
Paperback edition: 1948

Direct from the Carolyn Lehr Memorial Hospital, we get to pick into the drama of Doctor Woodward, who is capitalizing on his good looks and charm to climb to the top in the hospital hierarchy. This University teaching hospital was understaffed and hoping Doctor Woodward would pick up the slack. Unfortunately, Doctor Woodward was making his rounds on all the women in the hospital.

I only started this book, but it is a lot juicier than I expected. It isn’t a traditional romance (although Dr Woodward is a scheming ass). Woodward does not get the girl in the end.

Mary

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Friday Fiction: Australian Hospital

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Australian Hospital
Dingwell
1980 (original copyright 1955)

I found this book digging through the donation pile and loved the cover art. I think the drama of the woman biting her finger is just awesome. Dingwell’s catalog of over 80 titles is impressive by any standard. I usually get a kick out of these vintage titles for the cover art alone. The women always look a bit unhinged, and this one is no exception.

We featured a few of her books: Sister Pussycat (who doesn’t love that title?) and Nurse Smith, Cook.  This title is similar to most romances of the period. The awful guy is the right guy and there is the requisite misunderstanding between our lovers. Don’t worry, things will all work out by the end of the book.

Mary

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