Toni Craig was the most popular girl in her nursing class at Riveredge Hospital. Perhaps it was her talent for listening, but whatever the cause of her popularity, Toni was beginning to weary slightly of the role of father confessor. And when Melita Fanning asked her to entertain Chad Barlow at the capping ceremonies, she knew that she had finally reached the limit in offering help to her classmates. Melita's parents were also to be guests—and someone must look after Chad until they had left and Melita could give Chad her undivided attention.
Toni, who had met Chad only once before—and who had been disgusted with his antics at a beach party—decided to make her disagreeable chore as brief as possible. She didn't know that Chad was only slightly interested in the flirtatious Melita and that his real interest lay in the girl he had wanted to meet ever since the aforementioned beach party.
Even after Dr. Matt Nicoll started dating Toni, she couldn’t get rid of Chad. The attractive young doctor had all the qualifications of Toni's ideal man—until Matt disclosed that getting ahead, even if it meant licking Dr. Heally's boots, was the only thing that mattered in his life.
And it was fun to be with Chad Barlow—with certainly no danger of falling in love with him, when Chad himself had suggested that they treat each other as pals.
Miss Cabot's delightful story of Toni Craig takes us from her capping and her first days as a student nurse, when Toni makes an awful botch of her first real responsibility, she thinks; her period of duty at the children’s hospital; her deep friendship for Gail Sanders, a classmate who has had nothing but tough breaks in her life; and her graduation as a full-time nurse.