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Hilda Pressley vintage romances

Updated on October 30, 2012

MEDICAL ROMANCES

Hilda Pressley was an English author, who wrote in the 1960's and 1970's. I am slowly reading all the vintage harlequins and as I do, I am adding details to the descriptions in bold.

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529 THEATRE NURSE

Catherine Manton was angry and hurt. She was also beautiful and efficient and her operating room was perfectly run. Why then, did the new RSO declare that he couldn't possibly work with her--even if it meant he had to leave.

Peter Wingate gets very nervous during his first operation at the hospital. Catherine is sure it is because of her, she later overhears him telling a friend of his that he can't work with her. He would never have come if he knew someone like Catherine would be his nurse. He wants to leave immediately ,but has to stay for one month, until they get replacement. Catherine offers to leave but her boss won't hear of it . He does not have a good reason. She looks like Evelyn, his former fiance, who was also his nurse and during an operation a patient died. He is pretty broken up about it, but I don't think he had a good reason to take it out on Catherine.

570 NIGHT NURSE

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Caring for an invalid mother and keeping house for her father and a family of boys had given Lucy a sense of responsibility far above her years. Small wonder then, that during her final term of night duty in her training for a nurse took Joan under her wing, who seemed you need shielding. But Lucy had to learn that protecting Joan was no way to help her to face life. It seemed that Lucy's sense of responsibility might result in her losing the man she loved

619 STAFF NURSE ON GYNAE

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Nurse Rosemary told herself the extra training in surgery was needed for the work she and Chris had long planned to do together. Then she found that it was not the training, but Doctor Julian Halliday himself who would influence her life

666 LOVE,THE SURGEON

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Sister Beth Anderson was something of an enigma to the staff of the Royal Hospital. Attractive though she was, there was a certain coolness in her manner which froze any attempts at friendliness. Only the kindly consultant Owen Hastings knew that Beth was still trying to recover from the deep hurt of having been deceived by her fiance and her best friend. But to the new R.S.O., Andrew Longford, she was merely a cold, sour disciplinarian, and the dislike he felt for her was only equalled by disdain of him and of his growing reputation as a flirt. So Beth was somewhat dismayed to find herself feeling jealous of Andrew's romance with one of the younger nurses. Was she, she wondered, in danger of becoming embittered? Should she then turn to Owen and his gentle, undemanding affection in an attempt to sort herself out?

696 STAFF NURSES IN LOVE

ENGLISH ROMANCE

When Staff Nurses Philippa Day and Brenda Lewis took a flat together, Brenda saw it as an opportunity to get to know the R.S.O., Hugh Rossing, better - but Hugh unfortunately only had eyes for Philippa. Then the Deputy Superintendent, Lawrence Kendal, also began to show an interest in Philippa. Would the girls' friendship stand such a test?

751 NIGHT SUPERINTENDENT

ENGLISH ROMANCE

A secret tragedy had marred Sister Marthe Adamson's life a few years earlier, and now she thought only of her work. But love has a habit of intruding when unexpected, and there were unlooked -- for emotional complications when two new surgeons arrived at the hospi

788 THE GENTLE SURGEON

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Christine's engagement to Robert came to an end when a glamorous patient arrived on the scene, and only when the new surgeon, John Taylor, showed an interest in Christine did Rob begin to think of what he was losing.

900 THERE CAME A SURGEON

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Another child's toy, another girl's boy, it was all the same to Elvira. Whatever Alison had, Elvira had to try and snatch it from her, even to the extent of becoming a nurse in Alison's hospital. And Alison never realized how much she minded Elvira until Steven Hartley joined the hospital staff.

932 NURSE'S DILEMMA

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Sister Alys had been in love with Doctor Richard Kent for a long time -- at a distance. Then she was appointed to the post of Home Sister, which would bring them into contact -- not knowing that Doctor Kent considered that particular post a great waste of a trained nurse's time.

987 SENIOR SURGEON

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Annette was confident that she could return to her old job as staff nurse at the Royal Hospital and face her ex-fiance David without a qualm.But how would she really feel when they came face to face? Was there really 'nothing so dead as a dead love?'

1233 A LOVE OF HER OWN

ENGLISH ROMANCE

On the wave of something that she could not understand, Julie said yes to Tony's proposal when she returned to her home on the Norfolk Broads. But she reckoned without Adrian Harmer, chief surgeon at Julie's new hospital, who took such a friendly interest in her father!

1295 SUDDENLY, IT WAS SPRING

ENGLISH ROMANCE

When Julie inherited a small cottage in the country, everybody advised her to give in to the local farmer's determination to buy it. Julie was equally determined not to sell, a decision which was to have greater repercussions than she expected. Julie is a nurse but really wants to be a writer. She is an orphan and didn't even know she had an uncle until he left her the cottage and a small amount of money. The cottage only has one electrical outlet, one cold water tap and no bathroom, but she is determined to live there and write.

The Andersons are the neighbors who want the cottage, at least that is what she is told. No one approaches her with an offer, instead they do various rude things, like block her driveway, let cows into her garden and make it difficult for her to get a phone. Ronald , a local writer, is rather friendly, but he keeps asking if she found her uncle's treasure yet. Scott Monro is a local architect who surveys the house for her and advises her to sell. But when she refuses he does give her help and advise to make the cottage nicer. A builder eventually finds a strong box with over 2,000 pounds in it, but this is soon stolen.

1327 MORE THAN GOLD

ITALIAN ROMANCE

What on earth was she doing in a hospital in Italy? And why couldn't she even remember who she was? When an unknown Englishman, who had seen her car crash, offered his help, Jane had no way of knowing he was the very person she'd been running away from.She fell in love with him all over again. But happily, this time the outcome was different!

1389 MAN OF THE FOREST

ENGLISH ROMANCE

The New Forest had always been home and Rosemary loved it in all its moods. Like others who lived within its boundaries she was concerned for its protection and was curious about the new head forester. But Matt Winbourne's task was not an easy one. Someone did not like his appointment in place of a local man and set out to discredit him. And Rosemary, in spite of the initial antagonism between them , found herself rushing to his defense!

Rosemary is a doctor in practice with her father. She meets Matt in forest when she yells at him for smoking and he calls her Maid Marion. Matt is from Canada and is doesn't fit in locally. There are already 2 foresters who thought they would be promoted when the head forester retired. The locals have problems with the Forest service because of various issues, like shooting licences and rich buying forest cottages for weekends. There start to be incidences like the wrong trees being felled and broken fences and it is hard for Rosemary to figure out who is doing it.

1429 THE MAN IN POSSESSION

ENGLISH ROMANCE

For sentimental reasons Julia had wanted to buy her late fiance’s business—but was beaten to it by Roger Leighton. She ought to resent him, but somehow she found a very different feeling developing….

1469 TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Freda loved her work in the world of antiques, and when Bob Arnold proposed to her she felt marriage and its ties were impossible for her. But it was significant that the same principle did not apply when she found herself thinking of Maurice Chandler, whose eyes unfortunately seemed to be looking in another direction.

1509 A SUMMER TO REMEMBER

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Sheila did not have a home and had never had one. She had been comfortable in some places and the opposite in others, and it had not mattered very much. She was transient, a bird of passage, but she was not quite so sure about it when she took a holiday hostess job at Baron Island, where she met Carl - and Grant.

Sheila answered an ad, 2 girls have already left the postion. Grant is her rude employer. Carl is an old friend who is there on vacation. There is a mystery about the old tower and a tunnel. There are some men trespassing in an remote cove.

1565 HARBINGER OF SPRING

ENGLISH ROMANCE

Sara Seymour was a career girl, a London sparrow, never happy unless she was near the bright lights. And then, under the terms of an eccentric will, she found herself obliged to live for three months in an old mill miles from anywhere, in the heart of Norfolk. She needed that legacy - but could she possibly hold out for long enough to get it?

Sara is part owner of a boutique in London. The house is entailed , can only be inherited by female relative. It is very remote, but she wants the money from the sale to expand her business. Hugh Cornish is her neighbor, he is photographer who is writing a book on birds.

1601 THE NEWCOMER

ENGLISH ROMANCE

When Dr. Sara Martindale moved from Yorkshire to Norfolk to assist her Uncle John in his country practice, she was beset with more than her share of problems while settling down to her new life. Dr. Jim Crombie in particular had seemed to dislike her on sight—but why? The uncle has a bad heart, but isn't really taking care of himself.

1821 WHEN WINTER HAS GONE

SPANISH ROMANCE

When Juan de Montserrat offered Marlene a job she accepted in the hope that, in an idyllic fishing village near Barcelona, she would recover from the death of her father and from her broken engagement. But falling in love with her employer was to provide yet another complication!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Nifty idea to introduce romance readers to some of these vintage authors. They are in for some pleasant reading.