Snow on the Wind

Hugh Miller, Author St. Martin's Press $14.95 (205p) ISBN 978-0-312-00682-2
Miller's sequel to the well-received The District Nurse will be welcomed by readers as a change from today's weightier problem fiction. The year is 1927, and Megan Roberts, just beginning her nursing career, is working among the poor miners' families in small Pencwm, Wales. When Dr. Timothy Morris arrives as locum to Megan's adored Dr. O'Casey, she meets the ""hoity-toity Londoner'' with hostility, and some time passes before Megan stops snapping at him Dr. Morris will brook no democracy: he is a medical autocratic who gives orders. But Megan gradually realizes that he is educating her, widening her career horizons and understanding. As they work together, Megan and Timothy fall in love. Then he leaves, warning Megan against looking for him. Their final meeting is intensely moving, eloquently closing a story that one hopes the author will continue in further books about the endearing heroine. Reader's Digest Condensed Books selection. (May 18)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
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