Young nurse Cathy Newenden encounters hope and heartache on the wards of a 1960s hospital. But will she find romance too?
When Cathy moves into her cousin’s flat she doesn’t bargain on her new neighbour – hospital consultant Dr Andrew Lairg. A misunderstanding means the pair get off to a bad start. Could the tragedy of Dr Lairg’s first wife be behind his brusque manner?
Meanwhile, Cathy can’t help becoming attached to some of the patients in the acute male orthopaedic ward. Will dear old Professor Brown pull through to make the long journey to his daughter in Australia? Can Tiny Ellis recover from his injuries caused by a serious car crash?
Cathy is moved by the patients’ humour and bravery as she nurses them through each night shift. She learns that courage is the one light in this ward that never goes out. And Cathy, too, will need courage to face the challenges in her personal and professional life.