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    Cherry Ames, Private Duty Nurse PDF/EPUB Ý Cherry Ames, Senior Nurse published Cherry Ames, Army Nurse published Cherry Ames, Chief Nurse published Cherry Ames, Boxed Set published Cherry Ames, Flight Nurse published Cherry Ames,Veterans Nurse published Cherry Ames, Private Duty Nurse published Cherry Ames, Visiting Nurse published Cherry Ames, Boxed Set published Cherry Ames, Cruise Nurse published Cherry Ames, Boarding School Nurse published Cherry Ames, Department Store Nurse published Cherry Ames, Camp Nurse published Cherry Ames, Boxed Set published Cherry Ames, At Hilton Hospital published Cherry Ames, Island Nurse published Cherry Ames, Rural Nurse published Cherry Ames, Staff Nurse published Cherry Ames, Boxed Set published Cherry Ames, Companion Nurse published Cherry Ames, Jungle Nurse published Cherry Ames, The Mystery in the Doctor s Office published Cherry Ames, Ski Nurse Mystery published Cherry Ames, Boxed Set publishedClick here for information regarding the Cherry Ames SetClick here to read about Cherry Ames in The New York Times."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 218 pages
  • Cherry Ames, Private Duty Nurse
  • Helen Wells
  • English
  • 14 September 2017
  • 0826103987

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  1. Bionic Jean Bionic Jean says:

    Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse is the twelfth book in the series of twenty seven, for young teenagers, about Cherry Ames, a perky job hopping, mystery solving young nurse, cast in the Nancy Drew mould The series was written by two authors Helen Wells and Julie Tatham, and Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse was written by the original author, in 1946.After writing the first eight books of the Cherry Ames series and the first three Vicki Barr books, about a young mystery solving flight attendant, Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse is the twelfth book in the series of twenty seven, for young teenagers, about Cherry Ames, a perky job hopping, mystery solving young nurse, cast in the Nancy Drew mould The series was written by two authors Helen Wells and Julie Tatham, and Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse was written by the original author, in 1946.After writing the first eight books of the Cherry Ames series and the first three Vicki Barr books, about a young mystery solving flight attendant, Helen Wells decided to switch to writing for television and radio Julie Tatham took over, although both the series were later returned to Helen Wells During the 1950s, these two professions were the most glamorous careers a woman could have Also, under the pseudonym Francine Lewis, Helen Wells wrote a short lived series in the 1950s, aimed at a younger readership the Polly French series, which was about a young teenage detective Her focus was clearly on writing exciting career romance novels for teenage girls.Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse begins with Cherry back with her well off family, in her home town of Hilton, Illinois a fictitious town which is based on the author Helen Wells s own home town of Danville, Illinois She is determined to have a holidayNoArmy nursing Noflight nursing, noveteran s nursing In fact, gosh darn it, nonursing Ames is going to sit For at least three months Of course, we all know that nothing could be further from the truth True to form, our favourite young nurse with itchy feet soon finds herself tempted by the thought of another new challenge that of private nursing All her life she had been friends with a neighbour, Midge, whose mother had died Midge s father, Dr Joseph Fortune, an old family friend, had worked obsessively on an anaesthetic he had invented and developed, and which was eventually accepted for use in hospitals Cherry s friendship with the family was largely responsible for her taking up nursing, and Dr Joe had become not only a close and respected friend, but also a mentor, who always encouraged her to try new things.In Cherry Ames Private Duty Nurse, Dr Joe suggests that Cherry apply to be on a list of approved nurses available for private contracts, and she agrees But no sooner than she has made this decision, than Dr Joe presents her with an offer she can t resist A poor farming family needs help, as the mother is ill, and the father cannot cope with both the work of the farm and looking after the young children He assures her it is alight case , but that the mother would get better muchquickly with a trained nurse to help her Living with the family for a while Cherry found herself doing farthan just the nursing she had expected, but enjoyed the experience, and felt that what she had learned stood her in good stead.But Dr Joe had something else in mind Looking after the Tucker family was to give her confidence, and as a sort of trial run , to see if she enjoyed the work.Cherry soon finds herself working for a famous concert pianist, Scott Owens, who has a heart condition He is very unworldly, and easily stressed, and of course this affects his heart Cherry has to protect him from overly taxing himself whilst making sure that he is able to live the life he loves, surrounded by his music and his eccentric artistic friends, and going on concert tours.We meet his sister, Kitty Owens, with whom he shares a house Miss Kitty prides herself on beingpracticalbut in point of fact is anything but Often her attempts to create a peaceful environment for Mr Scott only result in the reverse The worst thing is her penchant for consulting clairvoyants and spiritualists, in whatever city Scott Owens is commissioned to play This is despite his strong disapproval and conviction that most of them were money grabbing charlatans, trained to be alert to a tell from the merest hint of body language Cherry herself believes this, and that even the best were probably deluding themselves But she works for the family, and her role is to instil a peaceful atmosphere, and be alert to any small change in Mr Scott s condition which could signify that a heart attack was imminent.Into this interesting mix, we gradually learn that what fuels both Mr Scott s jumpiness and high anxiety, and Miss Kitty s desperate need to contact departed spirits is some great secret from the past, never to be divulged The story which follows is an exciting adventure involving blackmail view spoiler and a gang of fake fortune tellers hide spoiler , in which Cherry s nursing is very much an adjunct, andof a hook to hang the story on Cherry shows daring and bravado, gets herself into dangerous if not life threatening situations, which of course no self respecting nurse would be likely to do Readers have to go with it and accept it at face value, as a fast paced and exciting read for youngsters.And the great secret Did Scott Owens really have a murky past Well yes, but of course he was unworldy, artistic, and foolish in his youth, so Cherry and the reader is expected to be sympathetic and make allowances view spoiler As a young man he knew he was to inherit his uncle s fortune He also knew he needed to mount a concert tour for his talent to become recognised One day he forged his uncle s signature to a cheque, before the money was actually his There was a letter proving that he would inherit, but he and his sister were living under pseudonyms, constantly in fear that his crime would be unearthed, and that the consequent gossip would then destroy his hard earned reputation hide spoiler The ever present suggestion of romance, fizzles out, much as it does in every Cherry Ames novel view spoiler Cherry had imagined herself in love with her inevitably handsome twin brother s best friend, Bucky Hall, who was staying with the family when they were both on leave from the Armed Forces, only to find he had a fiancee back home hide spoiler Helen Wells could write this sort of light fiction very well Originally called Helen Weinstock, she was a social worker who became a full time young adult writer As mentioned, she was born in Illinois, but had moved with her family to New York City when she was seven In 1934 she graduated from New York University, where she had shown an early interest in writing, being the first female editor of the literary quarterly She majored in philosophy and her secondary subjects were sociology and psychology.Helen Wells was perhaps an unusual choice to write stories about nursing for teenagers, as she was a member of the Mystery Writers of America Nevertheless, she had been approached during World War II, to write books romanticising nursing, in order to attract girls to nursing as a way to aid the war effort, and as a career It certainly worked Over time,than a million girls read the series, and many attributed their initial interest in nursing to the books What interests me now is the apparent persistence of these novels in the public memory.So many adults claim to have loved reading about the escapades of this plucky World War II nursing heroine The back cover confidently statesIt is every girl s ambition at one time or another to wear the crisp white uniform of a nurse The many opportunities for service, for adventure, for romance, make a nurse s career a glamorous one Certainly the image created by Helen Wells, of Cherry s rosy complexion, crisp white uniform, pluckiness and brave loyalty seems to have entranced a whole generation and their daughters and granddaughters Whether as a student or senior Nurse, a wartime flight nurse during World War II, on private duty, at a dude ranch, on a cruise ship, or at a department store, all Cherry s adventures were read avidly, even when a position such as a department store nurse could have only been a distant memory The thrilling tales of bombing raids, dashing and debonair, but difficult doctors and decidedly dated details about 1940s nursing school procedures and historic medical breakthroughs such as penicillin have remained popular.In 2005, Springer Publishing released the first eight in the series, and several are now available as ebooks on Kindle In addition, a special edition of the first one,Cherry Ames, Student Nursehas been published by the Palm Healthcare Foundation , and the proceeds from their book sales are used for nursing scholarships Harriet Forman, the editor of Springer Publishing s new Cherry Ames editions, had loved Cherry ever since she was a child in postwar Brooklyn In an interview, when asked what the attraction of Cherry Ames was, she saidShe was modern She taught you that you could do anything She was smart, and she was courageous, and she had a dedication to her calling She would never, ever leave the side of her patients, even in a bombing raid Such was this attraction, that the fictitious Cherry Ames inspired Harriet Forman and hundreds of other eager readers to become a nurse Like her literary heroine, her career path was diverse, with increasing responsibility, progressing from floor nurse to director, administrator and,recently, publisherCherry could do anything,she said,Therefore, I could do anything Yet the author herself, Helen Wells, was not a nurse She had spent a lot of time with nurses when she was writing the books, and possibly had the same single minded career drive There were other series of young adult novels written in the 1930s and 1940s, with a nursing theme In theSue BartonNursing Series, the nurses were all female, and the doctors were all male, and the inevitable often happened Yet Romance with a capital R did not really happen in any of the Cherry Ames books Charming, personable, capable and attractive though our heroine is, throughout 27 books, she never becomes romantically involved with the handsome doctors who feature in all the novels, and remains on a chummy basis The publishers maintained that if Cherry Ames because engaged then that would be the end of her nursing career.Helen Wells herself remarked that the old image of Cherry Ames was passe, and that it was not economically feasible to update her In Cherry s early adventures, set during World War II, Cherry solved problems and captured criminals when the men in authority had failed to do so,demonstrating that women can succeed in the public, working worldBut this mild attempt at assertiveness all seems rather half hearted now, and a little sad The image we gather from the books is one of female subservience, with nurses rising respectfully when the physician enters the ward, and the nurse always doing what she is told Even when praised, she is a kind of chattel, complimented as his good nurse This would probably make a modern reader want to throw the book across the room, but it appealed to the impressionable teenage ethos of the time.The series finished in 1966, when the publisher said that girls were no longer interested in becoming nurses Subsequent continuing sales of the books seemed to prove them wrong However, there are serious problems with recommending these to youngsters, and I would suggest their target audience is now slightly older adults, who have fond memories of reading these books in their youth I have now read two from the series, but doubt very much whether I shall look for others They are very much of their time, and depict an era of nursing that is long past.Although the series was written with a female as the heroine, there is a very limited view of female authority There is little or no autonomy These nurses worked in a professional environment which offered great responsibility, but virtually no professional power In real life, head nurses were, and are, well respected, and young interns were often guided by such experienced nurses, but the Cherry Ames books for some reason downplayed this aspect All the nurses were subordinate to masterful male doctors All nurses were female, and mostly white and middle class, which is quite a contrast to today s nursing staff Sometimes the occasional nonwhite character would be described in an offensive way The attitudes date the books farthan the old fashioned nursing paraphernalia such as reusable syringes, hot water bottles, and recovering patients who acted as orderlies Nurses were expected to perform menial tasks such as memorising the contents and arrangements of supply closets Many characters smoked, which was very common at the time, and thought to be healthy The nurses were not allowed to marry without permission, and then only in the final months of training It is frankly difficult for modern readers to square this with Cherry Ames becoming a confident, skilful nurse as well as an expert sleuth whose bravado, courage and resourcefulness often saved the day.Harriet Forman has updated the books to some extent She made some editorial changes, such as getting rid of any racist language, or references to smoking, but of necessity the plots contain many topical references and outdated procedures remain There is a great sense of adventure in the books, and they are entertaining enough They have a whiff of nostalgia, and at a dozen chapters, are solid short reads Harriet Forman wanted to tempt the young girls of today to nursing, by stories ofidealism and opportunityto give them a taste of what attracted her in the first place The stories do give a glimpse of both stresses and rewards of a demanding, highly skilled profession But I doubt the appeal to a modern young audience with this series The nursing environment much loved by Cherry Ames has changed almost beyond recognition There is a tendency to attempt to update modern series to fit in with current attitudes, but I personally feel this is misguided It is best remembered as of its time These books influenced a generation of nurses, and it has been said that if you want to bring a smile to the face of an older nurse, one easy way would be to mentionCherry AmesorSue BartonOn the back of this book, in a speech bubble issuing from the mouth of Cherry Ames, is this arresting questionGIRLS How would you like a nursing career I can tell you the the excitement, romance and adventure make my career thrilling, and make my books thrilling, too And inside the dust jacket we readCertainly girls everywhere love to read stories in which a nurse is the heroine At least a million girls know and admire Cherry Ames, and have laughed at her pranks and thrilled over her gay adventures and wept over her problems Indeed they did In a different time, and a different place Let it be


  2. Lydia Therese Lydia Therese says:

    Cherry Ames, Private Duty Nurse by Helen Wells is the seventh book in the Cherry Ames series I honestly did not enjoy this book much at all and that was mainly because of the main plot setting mystery I found the oversensitive musician thing ridiculous and unbelievable I didn t like Bebe or Miss Kitty The mystery was actually pretty good for a Cherry Ames book, but the infodump at the end bored me I skimmed it a little bit I did enjoy the second chapter of the book where Cherry visite Cherry Ames, Private Duty Nurse by Helen Wells is the seventh book in the Cherry Ames series I honestly did not enjoy this book much at all and that was mainly because of the main plot setting mystery I found the oversensitive musician thing ridiculous and unbelievable I didn t like Bebe or Miss Kitty The mystery was actually pretty good for a Cherry Ames book, but the infodump at the end bored me I skimmed it a little bit I did enjoy the second chapter of the book where Cherry visited the family and the mom with pneumonia, even though it seemed rather pointless I was thinking along the lines of insta love with Charlie s friend from the army until the end of the chapters where Cherry got together with her friends at her house It amused me Overall, I didn t enjoy this book very much 2.5 stars out of 5


  3. Libbi Libbi says:

    A little slow but entertaining


  4. Sarah Crawford Sarah Crawford says:

    1946.Cherry has returned from the war She goes to a seance with her mother Dr Joe tells Cherry she needs to take it easy for a while to recover from the war so she takes on a job as a private duty nurse well, relatively easy, I guess She gets in a situation which is somewhat similar to the Mountaineer Nurse book where the people are rather backwards and unfriendly and don t trust doctors or medicines She ends up then taking a job for elsewhere with a pianist who is very highly strung and 1946.Cherry has returned from the war She goes to a seance with her mother Dr Joe tells Cherry she needs to take it easy for a while to recover from the war so she takes on a job as a private duty nurse well, relatively easy, I guess She gets in a situation which is somewhat similar to the Mountaineer Nurse book where the people are rather backwards and unfriendly and don t trust doctors or medicines She ends up then taking a job for elsewhere with a pianist who is very highly strung and very famous.There sseance going and a mystery that involves blackmail Cherry gets trapped by some crooks but manages to get away and the seance going is tied into the mystery It s an interesting and good book in the series


  5. Becca Becca says:

    In this next installment of Cherry Ames nursing adventures, she is a private nurse for a celebrity pianist This one had the best mystery wound in of all the books in the series so far I was just fascinated with the incorporation of fortune tellers into the story line, because at the time this was written, that was a pretty popular thing And most of the time these fortune tellers had mostly tricks up their sleeve than actually supernatural abilities.


  6. Joanna Joanna says:

    My godmother, the nurse, kept giving me these books, to inspire me to become a nurse In those years, the choices for a woman were teacher, nurse, housewife, I chose teacher The nurses in these books were always so subservient to the doctors, the head nurses, to everyone


  7. Macjest Macjest says:

    This was a little slow to get started, but once it did, whoa Cherry works as a nurse for a talented pianist who has what seems like mild autism as well as a heart condition As the story progresses, on comes the mystery This adventure was pretty good and very eye opening.


  8. Julia Julia says:

    Gradually reading or re reading the Cherry Ames books My recollection from reading them as a child was that they combined solving mysteries with the nursing stories This is the first one in the re read that felt like a mystery.


  9. Molly S Molly S says:

    Loved the mystery and intrigue and the return of old characters


  10. Kay Kay says:

    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.


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About the Author: Helen Wells

Original name Helen Weinstock Social worker turned full Private Duty ePUB ↠ time young adult writer, born in Illinois but moved with family to New York City when she was seven In Wells graduated from New York University where she d been the first female editor of the literary quarterly , with a major in philosophy and a minor in sociology and psychology During World War II, she served as a volunteer with the State Department s Office of the Coordinator of Inter American Cherry Ames, Epub / Affairs, escorting Latin American visitors in the United StatesAuthor of Cherry Ames, Nurse books, a series for young teens She was also the author of the Vicki Barr books, about a young mystery solving flight attendant And, as Francine Lewis, she penned the short lived Polly French series s , aimed at a younger readershipAfter writing the first eight books of the Cherry Ames series and the first three Vicki Barr books, Wells decided to abandon both series to write for television Ames, Private Duty MOBI ó and radio, and Julie Tatham took over however, both the ninth Cherry Ames book and the fourth Vicki Barr book were published under Wells s name Tatham later returned the Vicki Barr books to Wells in and the Cherry Ames books in .