Cherry's new post as the night supervisor at a small, financially strapped hospital brings her into conflict with a prominent patient....
|Title||:||Cherry Ames, Night Supervisor|
|Number of Pages||:||173 Pages|
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Cherry Ames, Night Supervisor Reviews
This is a gripping little novel, not very long but definitely a great mystery story and very timeless despite the year it was published.
Oh Cherry, I feel so torn. I love you and your madcap adventures, yet the repetition has become tiring. And yet I can't put you down and end up losing sleep to finish reading about your ingenious mystery solving skills.I've jumped out of order so will need to turn to interlibrary loan to get back on track. But if I were to read the next book after this one, it would be Cherry Ames, Mountaineer Nurse, which evidently has Cherry going to rural Appalachia. So what I of course imagine is Cherry working in Appalachian ER (a skit from Saturday Night Live... anyone? anyone?).
At the time they were printed, this series was as popular as Nancy Drew. I couldn't wait to read the next one. I read them in high school and help determine my training as a lab tech. They were written to encourage young women to enter the field of nursing.
Career nurse Cherry Ames has taken a job as Night Supervisor (moving up in the world, Cherry!) at a small rural hospital where the director is full of energy and there's lots of community support-- but not much money. Fortunately there's a ray of mystery light-- if only the recently-deceased longtime benefactor (uncle of the girl in love with the hospital's director!) had written his will to give some money to the hospital, instead of leaving it in trust for his niece until she turns 21... Or didn't he? Hm. The new 'star boarder' -- also the benefactor's executor--seems to be up to something sneaky. Perhaps Cherry can get to the bottom of it.Well, there's your plot. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough nursing in this installment of the career story; but there was a lot of chasing around and some romance. The role of the "Grey Lady" and "Junior Volunteer" volunteer staff is highlighted, but we sure don't get much of a sense of what a night supervisor does. (Except rushing around a lot.) There are a lot of babies-- including 2 sets of quints! born in this book though.
1950.Cherry ends up a night supervisor at a rather run-down rural hospital. She is staying with some farmers so she can get to the hospital easily. The hospital itself is majorly understaffed and poorly equipped.Into this comes the mystery of a rich man, a possible second will, a patient who may be a crook and a girl who would inherit the money from a second will, but not from the first one. Gambling debts, a crooked attorney and a lot of investigation by Cherry end up revealing the truth behind the missing will.
This is my least favorite book in this series so far. It took forever to get through. I had a hard time keeping the characters straight, and I didn't really follow all the details regarding stocks and bonds and other finance jargon. It was a bit repetitive as well. Thank goodness it's done! I hope the rest of the series does not follow suit.
Enjoyed these books as a kid and am enjoying them again as an adult. Like the adventures that Cherry has. Looking forward to rest of the series.
Page turning mystery and fun, new characters!
The mystery was a bit obvious, and I do like the Army books better...but in general it was a good addition to the series.