Call the Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod

In the 1970s, Mary J. MacLeod and her family decided they wanted to move away from the hustle and bustle of the city and to somewhere quiet. They chose an island in the Scottish Hebrides to be their new home. Ms. MacLeod became the district nurse serving the people and tourists of the island. Call the Nurse tells many stories of their adventures. Every chapter focuses on something different, but they all intertwine together. She had a tendency to ramble and I wish she had written more about the healthcare she provided as the nurse and less about the random (non-medical) comings and goings of the island inhabitants. I also felt a couple stories were never really completed (Biddy’s son Johnny and Jaynie and her baby Janet).

3 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2015: 36
Pages Read in 2015: 9480
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Applied to Category for Special Reading Challenge: A book set in a different country

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