The White Linen Nurse

Incidentally her head ached and her shoulders ached and her lungs ached and the ankle bones of both feet ached quite excruciatingly But nothing of her felt permanently incapacitated except her noble expression.
The White Linen Nurse Incidentally her head ached and her shoulders ached and her lungs ached and the ankle bones of both feet ached quite excruciatingly But nothing of her felt permanently incapacitated except her noble e

  • Title: The White Linen Nurse
  • Author: Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • ISBN: 9781426480874
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The White Linen Nurse”

    1. This was nothing like I expected. I thought it would be about a nurse struggling with her uncertainty about staying in the profession. Instead it is your average light-hearted romance novel and doesn't really have anything to do with nursing.Disappointing as that was, that wouldn't have been enough to earn it one star. The reason I gave it one star was because the characters where so unbelievably ridiculous. They were downright cheesy, as were the situations they found themselves in and their re [...]

    2. I have read other books from this time period that I have enjoyed. I do not care for this author's style of writing. I thought this was a strange book with a lot of extraneous words. (view spoiler)[ The gist of the story is that Rae, who is about to graduate from nursing school, had had a bad 3 weeks in which she lost 3 patients and is apparently having a nervous breakdown. After a scene in her room with her two room mates she dashes off to the superintendent's office and creates another strange [...]

    3. Good heavens, let's talk about what's wrong with this book. The first thing is the title: the White Linen Nurse is only a white linen nurse for half an hour. The book opens with the White Linen Nurse (a.k.a. Rae Malgregor, although she's referred to as "the white linen nurse" throughout) having an existential crisis in her room on the last day of nursing college. Her roommates tell her why they wanted to be nurses, which makes the whole segment clunky and awkward. Rae, Zillah and Helene have all [...]

    4. Ms Abbot's books are usually cosy, lightly romantic, comforting reads. The characters are usually compassionate and kind. The heroine usually gets herself in a spot or finds herself very lonely and poor, and somehow it all comes out right in the end. Sort of thing I like to read before bedtime.And then there's The White Linen Nurse. It's OK, but it breaks all the norms of her books and introduces one I don't care for. It starts the day of graduation from nursing training, back in the day when "n [...]

    5. What I learned from this book:-Nothing, oh wait, maybe that dialogues really make or break a story.This has to be one of the most weird stories I have ever read (or heard, rather). It started out okay with a nurse who had an existential crisis, but then quickly deteriorated into somewhat of a romance that made me think the writer must have been a student in a nursing college and written down her fantasies about some senior doctor. I found non of the characters endearing, at times they were downr [...]

    6. This book was suppose to be funny but it got off to a slow start. The writing reminded me of Anne of Green Gables but instead of being charmed, it was more annoying in the first half of the book.However, halfway through, it did have quite a bit of humor and I began to really enjoy it. The main character really grew on me and charmed me as she did the other characters in the story. Of course, due to the time in which it was written, the characters are very stereotyped, especially the women as inf [...]

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