Stephen North came to the little town of Alderton with great hopes. He had always wanted to practice medicine in a rural community.
But he soon discovered that the town was full of feuds and rivalries, not only over politics and medicine but also religion. He was inevitably drawn into the unhappy situation through his attractive office nurse, Gail Dennison, and her willful and beautiful younger sister, Corinne.
The arrival of the young minister, Roger Crane, helped Stephen solve the social and health problems of a poverty-stricken section beyond the village. The two men become close friends, and when Stephen believed Gail had fallen in love with Roger, he was presented with a new dilemma, for his own heart had become trapped by the serene loveliness of his assistant, and Corinne's attraction to the youthful minister further complicated all their lives.
Village Doctor is one of Lucy Agnes Hancock's most appealing romances.