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The nurses stare as he exits the elevator on the Pediatric Unit. “Enter the handsome doctor.” Those are Doctor Caleb Winstone’s words as he steps off the elevator. Though he’s embarrassed, this Leo doctor rolls with the punches.
He’s returned home to join an older doctor in the practice. Before long he learns the new nurse manager of the unit is a woman he knows. Of all the women in the world, she is the last one he wants to see. How can he manage to work daily with her? Before the day ends, he discovers his mother has decided who he should marry and the woman is quite willing. Not for him.
Suzanna Rollins is an Aquarian and now the guardian of her half-brother who was badly injured in a car accident. She takes the position as nurse manager of the Pediatric unit for several reasons. One is the move from the city re-unites her with college friends, the Grantley Gang. The other is for the excellent Rehab Center. On the day of her arrival, she encounters Caleb. What is he doing here and why? Can she work with the man she fell in and out of love with the night he offered her less than marriage?
Caleb’s interest in helping her half-brother gives them more together time than they imagined.
The two clash, but Caleb grows close to the teenaged brother. Will he ignore his parents' wishes and pursue the only woman he's ever loved, Suzanna? Will Suzanna give him a second chance?
Ms. Walter's writes with smooth authority, giving her characters heart and strength. A beautifully written story about opposites and compromise-the workings of a hospital-and the choices we all must face.
Before heading home to crash, he wanted to spend several hours organizing
his office and learning
about the practice. He exited the stairwell and entered the waiting room.
Several patients waited with their mothers.
The receptionist looked up. “Dr. Winstone, welcome. Dr. Joe is waiting.”
“Thanks.” Caleb walked down the hall and paused outside the room with his
partner’s name on the
door. He knocked and stepped inside.
Dr. Joe looked up. “Glad you’re here. Welcome.”
“Glad to be here.” Caleb sank onto the chair before the desk.
“You look like hell. When did you arrive?”
“Six AM. Then through customs and claimed my car. I drove straight here and
headed to the hospital.
Put in my paperwork and have my parking pass. What do you want me to do?”
The older man rose. “I’ll have Gloria show you around. Then set up your office.
There’s a stack of
have been here for months. How was
“Great and I learned a lot.” Caleb paused at the door. “I can see patients and I
want to talk to you
about the asthma kids.”
“No need to see patients. It’s a light afternoon.” He reached for a chart. “The
asthma kids are yours.” He paused beside Caleb. “Suppose you’ve heard
about the new nurse manager. Bright young woman.
Her being a practitioner is a plus.”
“I’m sure she’ll be an asset.” Though working with Suzanna would be a
challenge, he must manage each encounter with grace. He pushed to his
feet. “Let me organize my office and take the tour.” He yawned.
If he sat any longer, he would crash.
“Do that, then go home.” Joe grinned. "You can make hospital rounds
tomorrow and skip office hours.”
paused. “There’s a teenage boy arriving at the
Multiple fractures and burns.
Rick Somers is handling the orthopedic side of his care.”
Caleb found his way to the office that would be his. For several hours, he
unpacked boxes, hung his
licenses and diplomas. He fitted reference books on the shelves and hooked
up the computer sitting
on the extension of the mahogany desk. When he finished, he found Gloria.
She showed him the
treatment rooms and supply closets.
When the tour ended, he walked to the door. Time to go home, somewhere
he really didn’t want to be.
So, the handsome doctor and the new nurse practitioner have a history. Soon, I think they'll be adding to that history!
Leo and Aquarius should make for an interesting pairing.
Linda McLaughlin aka Lyndi Lamont
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