I totally had to Google “APRN” – I figured Accounts Payable Registered Nurse. Or Associated Press Registered Nurse, trained to treat the fallout of bad papercuts? But no – advance practice registered nurse. Live and learn – and maybe find this book for Eileen:
[This] was one of the first romance stories I ever read, and I would just like
to read it again at some point to figure out WHY the story has been in my
head for so long!
It was a short story that I believe was in an anthology. A woman drives
from Oregon to move to Texas. She is an APRN, and has a friend that already
lives in Texas and that’s part of the reason she’s moving there. (This is
why I believe this may have been a spin-off story from a previous book or
books – these women used to work at a hospital together and the friend fell
in love with a Texas guy who was in some sort of accident in Oregon and they
fell in love while she treated him and married him and moved to Texas.)
Anyway, the first day the APRN is in town one of the local yokels kisses
her in the middle of main street (staking his claim, so to speak). The
man’s daughter then meets the woman and decides her dad (obviously divorced
or widowed) should marry this woman.
He has issues with getting married again, she has issues with marrying
someone she just met, yadda yadd, they get married and live happily every
If anyone can help me out with this I would REALLY appreciate it!