Doctor Lochinvar Author:Jean Carew FRIENDS AND SWEETHEARTS... — There was hardly a nurse at Hilltop Hospital who didn't have a crush on young Dr. Jim Locke. But "Dr. Lochinvar," as they called him behind his back, had eyes only for the new physical therapist, brunette Ellen Anders. For Ellen, the handsome surgeon's growing attachment was one more reason to be grateful for her job ... more »at Hilltop--a job she owed to hospital administrator Dwayne Overocker, an old friend, in fact, a former sweetheart. So when "Rocky" asked her to share her apartment with his 17-year-old niece while the girl made up her mind about taking nurse's training, Ellen naturally agreed. From the moment she saw red-headed Patty Meredith, though, she had a hunch the girl would be trouble--with a capital "T." But what kind of trouble Ellen never guessed would change her whole life...« less
"Dr. Lochinvar" is a well-done typical romance. Published in 1969, it is excellent light reading. Although the plot is predictable, the author managed to work in some surprises, while keeping to the light, happy formula.