Margaret Barker was born in 1933 in Yorkshire, England, UK. She says she has always enjoyed writing, but it wasn't until she'd pursued several interesting careers that she became a full-time writer. But then her career took over—or rather careers. For years she says she was chasing various bits of paper qualifications, so fiction writing had to take a back seat. First she went off to Leeds General Infirmary for three years and became a state registered nurse. Then, after marriage and three children, she spent two years at a college of education, studying for a general teaching certificate so that she could teach full time. Later, after taking a further diploma in music, she became a head of department. Finally, in 1979 she went to university to take a degree in French and linguistics. It was during this time that she found herself in Paris teaching English as an assistante in a lycée. Her salary was much lower than it had been as a qualified teacher in England. Discussing this with her son over a pub lunch in London, he suggested the possibility of writing a romance novel.

For her first book, Margaret knew she had to write about something she knew well, which is why she decided on a medical background. Her first book, Tropical Nurse, also had a location familiar to her: It was set in Nigeria, where she'd lived for a couple of years when her children were small. Since 1983 Margaret has written over 40 medical romance books, some of them set in exotic locations, reflecting her love of travel. Others are set in the U.K., many of them in her native Yorkshire. Margaret has three children, three in-law children, and 12 grandchildren—at the last count—some or all of whom come to stay on weekends and holidays. Often she and her husband take care of a few of them for several days at a time, so her writing has to be slotted around this.

Book List in Order:60 titles

  • From brooding boss to the father of her babies! Dr. Chantal Winstone longs to become a mother -- but she never imagined her gorgeous, aloof boss Dr. Michel Devine as the father! When he coolly proposes that they have a baby together Chantal is sh...


  • Ambitious doctor Julia Montgomery is thrilled by the opportunity to train in France under top surgeon Bernard Cappelle. The only challenge is the great man himself! She can handle his gruff arrogance, but she’s finding it almost impossible to resis...


  • Surgeon Yannis Karavolis dedicates his life to his patients - since he lost his wife, romance isn’t something this gorgeous doctor cares about. But when vulnerable Cathy Meredith and her lovable infant daughter Rose arrive at his Greek island hospi...


  • Dr Tanya Angelapoulos’ heart stops when she returns to her Greek island home and sees Dr Manolis Stangos -- the man she loved and parted from amidst the pain of losing their baby. Now a single dad, Manolis knows that he and his little girl cou...


  • The most precious gift of all … a family Surgeon Dam Mackintosh and Dr. Anita Sutherland met and fell head-over-heels in love in London. But Dan ended their relationship when he realized he could never give Anita the one thing she wanted more than...


  • Making up for lost time Jacky Manson can’t believe her luck when her new post at the Hospital de la Plage brings her face to face with consultant Pierre Mellanger, the man she has loved ever since she can remember. Seeing her at last for the beaut...


  • The doctor’s baby bargain Although her biological clock is ticking, and her six-year-old daughter is asking for a baby sister, A&E doctor Debbie Sabatier believes she’ll never have another child. After her ex-husband’s betrayal, she’s not in...


  • A special kind of healing By leaving England to work in the A&E department of a Roman hospital, doctor Lucy Montgomery hopes to focus on her career.But with handsome consultant Vittorio Vincenzi she discovers a bond that quickly turns into desire....


  • The pregnant doctor… Dr. Sarah Montgomery discovers she is pregnant by her ex-boyfriend just before joining the A&E department of a hospital in Rome. Her life will be complicated enough without falling for her new boss, consultant Carlos Fellini! ...






  • Will she take this doctor? Dr Charlotte Manners wants to forget her ex-fiance, and a six-month contract on a beautiful Greek island is just what she needs. Men aren't on her agenda, but her new boss Dr Iannis Kimolakis is a Greek god personified!...


  • The child he thought he’d never have After one forbidden night, five years ago, Dr. Liz Fitzgerald and surgeon Jacques Chenon decided never to see each other again. Now they are working together at a clinic on the French Mediterranean coast, and J...


  • Dr. Francesca Metcalfe is the most gorgeous woman Dr. Sotiris Popadopoulos has ever seen, and while they are temporarily working together at the hospital on Ceres Island he's sure they will get to know each other much better. Francesca insists she...


  • Eight years ago, Dr. Demetrius Petros and Staff Nurse Chloe Metcalfe had a passionate affair on the beautiful Greek island of Ceres -- but it ended when a devastated Chloe went back to England, believing that Demetrius never really loved her. Now ...


  • An emergency rescue in the sparkling blue waters surrounding Ceres Island has recent arrival Staff Nurse Sara Metcalfe working as a team with local doctor Michaelis Stangos -- and from the moment she sees his fantastic athletic body diving into the w...


  • When Dr. Alyssa Ferguson returns to work at the Clinique Ste Catherine in her beloved Paris, the last person she expects to see is her ex-lover, Dr. Pierre Dupont -- and now he is her new boss! As they begin to rekindle their passionate romance, P...


  • New baby...new love? When staff nurse Pippa Norton goes into labor on the way to a new life in Spain, her new boss, Dr. Carlos Fernandez, comes to her rescue. He brings baby Matthew safely into the world, and from then on, Carlos is never far from t...


  • An escape...into his arms Sister DemelzaTregarron finds herself hoping against hope that Dr. Nick Capodistrias and his young son, Ianni, can be the family she's longed for. She has come to the idyllic Greek Island of Kopelos to escape the past and...


  • Revenge in his arms Despite an intense attraction, once Dr. Nicky Devlin finds out that Jason Carmichael abandoned her pregnant friend she refuses to see him again. Until he takes up a GP post at Highdale Practice - and he still wants Nicky. Here is...


  • When GP Patricia Drayton suddenly went into labor, Dr. Adam Young was the one who rushed her to hospital, supported her throughout and proudly held her new baby afterwards " even though they had just met that day! Betrayed by the biological father...


  • Starting over Jane Crowther hides behind her job as a country doctor, tucked away in the English Yorkshire Dales, to avoid involvement with men. The arrival of a new, male partner causes her safe world to suddenly fall apart. Richard Montgomery...


  • A loving compromise Amanda Grayson was really proud of the way she had turned her life around. She was bringing up her son alone, and now she had been promoted to overseeing the administration of the Outpatient Department. It had been a blast from t...


  • Dr. Caroline Bennett can't resist the chance to work at the Chateau Clinique. The chateau used to belong to her grandmother, and Caroline still has fond memories of spending time trailing after Pierre, the local boy whom she adored. What a shock and ...


  • Loving and giving Sister Tessa Grainger was astonished to remember Max Foster when he arrived as consultant on her Obs and Gyn ward, for she had used to babysit for him when his daughter Francesca was small. But Max was no longer the carefree man she...


  • No strings? Katie's ex-boyfriend had been a rat, so she was determined that her new image should be independent and definitely single! But spending Valentine's Day--also her birthday-- with Dr. Tim Fielding was clearly not the best way to go about i...


  • “Twas the night before Christmas… …and Carol needed to talked to her husband, Euan. They’d parted badly two years ago, and to her regret she’d slapped an official separation order on him. Now she had to finds out whether he really wanted t...


  • The boy she remembered was now very much a man. After her divorce, Dr. Alice Broughton was thrilled to return to Ceres, the Greek island where she'd spent holidays at her grandmother's house. Then she had adored Nick Kalodoukas, the big brother sh...


  • Jackie hadn’t expected to feel like this again. Here she was worrying about what to wear, and making extravagant trips to the hairdresser, she even had butterflies in her stomach! Dr. Tom Prestwick was in danger of turning a sensible doctor and mot...


  • Wanted: a baby Sister Jenni Dugdale loved caring for the new delivers on the maternity ward, but she dreamed of holding her own tiny bundle sharing first smiles and first steps. Problem: a baby but not a husband Artificial insemination was the only...


  • You're remembering aren't you? How could Trisha Redman ever forget how much she loved Adam Lennox? He had wanted to marry her, but Trisha had wanted to stay friends, fearful of a physical relationship. But now, eight years later, he was back, and he...






  • Given her own past, Dr Lindy Cash found it a very special pleasure-pain working in obstetrics at Moortown General, more so as she moved into setting up the new infertility clinic. Despite her own painful memories, she was determined to do her best t...


  • Senior registrar Dr Sara Carlson was awaiting the arrival of the new consultant for the obstretics and gynaecology unit at Moortown General. Having always worked at the homely, comfortable Yorkshire hospital, Sara had severe doubts about how Bradley ...


  • Long distance dad Although Dr. Hannah Morgan had enjoyed her time in London, she was pleased to have landed a new job, as senior registrar in obstetrics and gynecology, near her parents’ home in Yorkshire. Having been used as a dogsbody by her pre...


  • Eleven years ago, Dr. Jennie Warner had been the fifteen-year-old patient of brilliant young orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Richard Farraday. Inspired by him, Jennie had chosen a similar career path, which had now brought her to the Sri Lankan hospital wher...


  • “So when did you decide to give up on normal human feelings and failings and become Miss Prim?” GP Lauren Mansfield was content in the knowledge that, as senior partner in the family practice, she already had just what she wanted out of life. As...


  • Rather than be found an office post during her convalescence after injuring her foot, Sister Pippa Manson was more than happy to accept her cousin Nicole’s offer to work at the hospital on Ceres Island, Greece. Nicole and her surgeon husband Alexan...


  • A few month working in a clinic in exotic Egypt was just what Sister Penny Byrne needed to recharge her batteries. At the last moment she found out that her new boss would be Dr Clive Hamilton, who had badly hurt her in the past. In self-defence, Pe...


  • Accepting a one-year contract as nursing sister on a windswept Scottish isle seemed like the ideal way for Sister Heather Blake to take a much-needed breather. Finding the proverbial eligible bachelor in the form of Dr. Ian Campbell, her new employer...


  • After losing her husband Mike, Sara Freeman found it hard to adjust, so the nursing job at the Lotus clinic in Bali was to be a new beginning for her. But although the medical director, Dr Chris Stephens, was plainly a good doctor and caring for his...


  • Naturally Dr. Zoe Cooper had been thrilled to accept her new position at Seaview Hospital, believing that she would be actively encouraged to practice her recently gained knowledge of alternative medicine. So it came as an awful shock to discover tha...


  • Sister Rebecca Manson and her fiancé Chris had planned to work in Paris to save money for their marriage, but when Chris broke his leg, Rebecca still took up her post at St. Catherine’s Clinic. This brought her into close contact with widowed Dr. ...


  • Having lost her fiancé when a kidney was unavailable, Dr. Vicky Parker had specialized in transplants. When she returned to her roots in North Yorkshire, to work with consultant Hartley Dawson, it was a shock to find that Dawson was in the States, a...


  • What would be more thrilling … and romantic … than being offered a job on an unspoiled, beautiful tropical island? So when Dr. David Sanderson invited Sister Melissa Goldsbrough to join him as nursing assistant at the brand new medical center on ...


  • Dr. Lucinda Barrymore had two reasons to take up a six-month stint at the Mary Rathbone Hospital for Women and Children. One appealed to her crusading spirit, a friend claimed her choice of birth was ignored by obstetrician Jonathan Rathbone, and Luc...


  • For years the Parnells and the Dawsons had been bitter enemies. So when Sister Julia Dawson went back to her home in the Lake District for three months she was under no illusion that her return would improve matters in any way. Nor did it … for the...


  • On the face of it, Dr Robin Forsyth had landed herself in a very pleasant job, running the infirmerie of a luxury hotel in Tunisia - but the job required a married doctor, and Robin was forced to request the presence of her estranged husband Nick For...


  • Dr. Samantha Prentice was really pleased to be offered a job with a clinic in Singapore, because she would have the chance to take over as director. As she had hopes of developing her own clinic one day in the Lake District, this would be good experi...


  • Sister Helen Tremaine was aware of the danger of reviving the past, but the end of her love affair with Dr Stephanos Koukoulis had been so unsatisfactory all those years ago, that she felt she had to do something decisive before getting on with the r...


  • Sister Catherine Hetherington could remember nothing about the car crash that had scarred her, and she had the stubborn feeling that until she did, she didn’t want plastic surgery, no matter what Dr. Paul Grosvenor said. Although it was nine years...


  • Lisa had been so close to Blake " in every way " but she realized that they couldn’t go on tormenting each other with a relationship that held no future. She desperately wanted to carry on with her medical career and Blake was besotted with his...






  • A job with a difference! The Royal family of Reichenstein were visiting the United States, and Sister Jacky Diamond loved looking after the Prince and Princess’s two small daughters. It was all delightful … except for the surgeon in charge. Alth...


  • As Sister Anne Melton was going to be married so soon, the three-month job in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales suited her down to the ground. Working as assistant to Dr. Ross Bradley in his small clinic promised to be varied and interesting and there wa...


  • Since she had been widowed, Anna’s life in Malaysia had been far from satisfactory, she was only too thankful to have her nursing work to help her keep going. Then the forceful surgeon Simon Sinclair invited her to help him in his new scheme of tak...


  • There was no denying young Julie Gibson’s enthusiasm for nursing. Even in her first year, on the very lowest rung of the medical ladder, she had made up her mind that she was going to reach the top, just as soon as possible! And nothing was going t...


  • Charlotte Craven was thankful to be escaping from her recent problems to the magic of the Orient " even if it was a working holiday and her new boss was to be the formidable surgeon Adam Forster, who didn’t think much of her or her lack of qualif...


  • “I can’t think why you came to the primitive island, but I’m going to find out.” Dr. Alexander Capodistrias was obviously puzzled that sister Nicole Langley had come all the way from London to work on a remote Greek island. And in her turn N...


  • Six years after completing her training Staff Nurse Sarah Williams finds herself back on the wards. She's the new nurse for the second time around, but this time there's the added complication of her widowhood, her two children and hostile Dr John S...


  • 'He's adorable!' Having heard so much about Dr Mike Gregson, Nurse Susan Bradshaw looks forward to meeting him when she joins his emergency drought relief team in West Africa. Bur surely there's been some mistake? For no one could call the aggressive...


  • “I need a career of my own!” Jane Marshall tells brilliant young Dr. Mark Frobisher. But he doesn’t agree and call a halt to their budding romance. Eight years later, Sister Jane Marshall arrives in Hong Kong to help develop a pioneering new cl...


  • Nurse Claire Baxter jumps at the opportunity of spending a year in Paris looking after five year old Philipe who has a weak heart. But her patient's uncle, the brilliant heart surgeon Andre Dubois, is less than welcoming. And Claire is dismayed to fi...


  • A six-month nursing contract in West Africa will give Kate Matthews just the time she needs to remove any doubts she has about her engagement to David, her childhood sweetheart. At first she is blissfully happy to be back in Ikawa where she spent th...