This is vocational romance, more of the latter than the former, although there are a few basic procedures. It follows Terry Haines from the time when her ""shining russet hair"" is capped as a student nurse, to her debut on the ward when she breaks sixty thermometers, which makes her wonder whether she really should be a nurse. She also wonders whether she should marry the boy she grew up with whose pin she accepted. But she goes on to sign up as a Flight Nurse and, after her mother's death, (she exits, smiling radiantly) Terry gives Johnny over to Pam, her friend. When training for outer space, Terry meets again the potential astronaut who'd sent her spinning one night at a dance... Pie in the sky for the girl with the sweet tooth and only for those libraries with permissive budgets.