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Subject: nurse romance recommendations?
Date Posted: 3/13/2011 5:37 PM ET
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My husband found a couple of nurse romance novels from the 50s or 60s at our local library book sale, nearly bought them, and then didn't. And now he's wishing he had. He's thinking there must be some good ones in the sub-genre. Can anyone recommend some great nurse romances I can swap for for him?

Thank you,


Date Posted: 3/13/2011 7:34 PM ET
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Betty Neels in the Harlequin Romance line. Some of her books used to be collectible or hard to find, but they've been reissuing her books in the last few years. But her settings are England/Holland as a rule, so if you're more into American settings. The heroine is a young English girl and the hero is a Dutch doctor in all the books.

There were some other early HQ authors who did nurse romances, and some early American authors like Arlene Hale.

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 7:54 PM ET
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I have to agree with the above post about Betty Neels and her nurse books.  I have a Betty Neels on my bookshelf http://www.paperbackswap.com/Christmas-Remember-Betty-Neels/book/0373770138/ which contains two nurse/hospital/doctor stories.  One of my favourite books of that genre is Dear Marcus by Barbara Perkins from 1965, but it's on my keepers shelf.  Not sure about any contemporary nurse authors.



Date Posted: 3/13/2011 9:14 PM ET
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Definitely the Betty Neels books. Also liked a harlequin by Zelma Orr, A Measure of Love - nurse goes to a cabin to take care of an injured logger that I still remember.

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 12:53 PM ET
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Betty Neels may be the most popular, but there were a lot of authors that published medical romances in the 1950's and 1960's. Peggy Dern, Peggy Gaddis, Kate Norway, Alex Stuart and Elizabeth Hoy for starters. Lucy Agnes Hancock was the most popular American author of medical romances. She wrote for the Harlequin Romance line among others. If you are interested in older books, you might want to check out vintageromances.com. You can search for a specific title or just check under medical romances and you will find lots of titles.

Date Posted: 3/17/2011 1:48 PM ET
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From my personal 5 star smut list

Leda Swann's  TEMPTATION


Here is my review:

Reading this book was like watching a Hollywood golden age movie without the scene ending on the roaring fire/crashing waves. Sweet, predictable, exciting and sexy - the hero/soldier and heroine/nurse first make contact by letters that get increasingly suggestive to downright instructive. The soldier returns to London injured and smitten by his idea of the nurse who had been writing him, complications ensue.
This little slice of erotica really has heart and I highly recommend it. 4.5 Stars!  
Date Posted: 3/18/2011 11:13 PM ET
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Miracles (Silhouette Special Edition, No 628)
Author: Mary Kirk

I just read this one and if a guy is reading it, I think it would be a good choice.  The Hero is a test pilot and the Heroine is a Nurse.  I thought it was a 4 star romance.