He was handsome, suave and sympathetic, and Avril found him so easy to love. . .
Nurse Avril Gardner had one great ambition, to become a Gold Medallist. She was determined to show her sisters that the Royal's Gold Medal was hers, even if it meant losing her friends, forgetting that her patients were human beings and rejecting the love of Dr. Dickon Bartlett.
But Avril knew she was right, especially when the handsome new Registrar, Peter Chester, agreed with her. Even when Dickon left to take the post of ship's surgeon she soon got over the hurt, and it was not long before Peter's encouragement gave her more courage to continue along the path she had mapped out for herself . . . it was not long before Avril Gardner found herself failing wildly in love with him, and forgetting that such a person as Dickon Bartlett had ever meant anything to her.