Nurse at the Castle Author:Joanne Holden It was surprising how much courage it took to walk into the bedroom of someone who has tried to choke you, Nancy thought. But she need not have worried. Lavinia Barclay was her usual friendly self and greeted Nancy cheerily. "Good morning. And to what do I owe the pleasure of this early morning visit from the doctor?" Nancy answered evasively. "... more »I think he was invited to sleep over. That's all." She changed the subject. "Did you sleep well?" "Beautifully," her patient answered. Evidently Lavinia Barclay had no notion of what had happened the night before. And, to Nancy, this was the most frightening thing of all...« less
Joanne Holden (pseudonym for Willo Davis Roberts) penned a short enjoyable novel with "Nurse at the Castle". I particularly enjoyed the narratives of Nancy Bronson's (the nurse) afternoon date spent at the top of the Empire State Building, and also her afternoon date in Tarrytown, NY at Washington Irving's Sunnyside and the Old Dutch Church / cemetery. The setting of the house (basic gothic element) overlooking the Hudson River north of New York City was an important ingredient to this book's recipe for a delightful read.