The Wake-Up Call
The Wake-Up Call brings four disparate young women together as nursing students and suitemates in 1970. Frannie, bright and impulsive, but naïve, realizes too late that taking her friends’ advise could have saved her future.
Against the World
"A compelling coming of age story about a young nurse named Robin. Growing up in the 1970s, Robin tackles a great deal of challenges in both her personal relationships with family and friends, as well as life in general. She must face losing her childhood home, being taken to court, traumatic experiences with her family and the risk that comes with exploring her feelings for other women. Robin's struggles are tragic and raw, and her determination, strength, and powerful will in the face of a challenge is admirable.
Overall, this book is a powerful testament to the strength and determination of a woman. Highly recommended!"
- Review by the Book Excellence Award
A stoic young Native American Indian, Katie, faces family pressures, a developing distant romantic relationship, and newfound stress from nursing school clinicals during her junior year at Crestmont University. She struggles in silence, using demon alcohol to provide the desired pressure release value.
The academically sound Katie finds book learning is not sufficient in the clinical settings. Hiding her stress from her suitemates, the Nurseketeers, she falls further and further behind in the clinical settings offered by her college.