Her family had to come first
To keep her small family together, Isobel Barrington managed to make ends meet -- just! -- by doing private nursing jobs. Her mother had only a small pension and her younger brother had to be educated somehow.
Isobel really shouldn't have had time to fall in love with Dr. Thomas Winters -- but she did anyway. Unfortunately, he wasn't likely to be interested in her when the lovely Ella Stokes was around, so Isobel ought to try to forget him.
Easier said than done!