500 Miles From You

500 Miles From You

A Novel

Book - 2020
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Lissa, is a nurse in a gritty, hectic London neighborhood. Usually terribly good at keeping it all together, she's recently been suffering quietly with PTSD after witnessing a violent crime. Her supervisor arranges for Lissa to spend a few months doing a much less demanding job in the little town of Kirrinfief in the Scottish Highlands, hoping that the change of scenery will help her heal. Lissa will be switching places with Cormac, an Army veteran who's Kirrinfief's easygoing nurse, paramedic, and all-purpose medical man. Lissa's never experienced small-town life, and Cormack's never spent more than a day in a big city, but it seems like a swap that would do them both some good. In London, the gentle Cormac is a fish out of the water; in Kirrinfief, the dynamic Lissa finds it hard to adjust to the quiet. But these two strangers are now in constant contact, taking over each other's patients, endlessly emailing about anything and everything. Lissa and Cormac discover a new depth of feeling ... for their profession and for each other. But what will happen when Lissa and Cormack finally meet?́
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2020.
2020.
Copyright Date: 2020.
ISBN: 9780062911247
0062911244
9780062911421
0062911422
Characteristics: 416 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Five hundred miles from you.
Summary: Lissa, is a nurse in a gritty, hectic London neighborhood. Usually terribly good at keeping it all together, she's recently been suffering quietly with PTSD after witnessing a violent crime. Her supervisor arranges for Lissa to spend a few months doing a much less demanding job in the little town of Kirrinfief in the Scottish Highlands, hoping that the change of scenery will help her heal. Lissa will be switching places with Cormac, an Army veteran who's Kirrinfief's easygoing nurse, paramedic, and all-purpose medical man. Lissa's never experienced small-town life, and Cormack's never spent more than a day in a big city, but it seems like a swap that would do them both some good. In London, the gentle Cormac is a fish out of the water; in Kirrinfief, the dynamic Lissa finds it hard to adjust to the quiet. But these two strangers are now in constant contact, taking over each other's patients, endlessly emailing about anything and everything. Lissa and Cormac discover a new depth of feeling ... for their profession and for each other. But what will happen when Lissa and Cormack finally meet?́

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Jan 09, 2021

This is on par with other Jenny Colgan novels and even have a few repeat characters from her other books which was fun as a fan. Her books are not ground breaking but they are enjoyable. Lissa is an overworked nurse in London and witnesses a tragedy in which she suffers from PTSD. Cormac is a nurse in a small town in which he knows everyone and everyone knows him. The two swap places through a work abroad program and develop a relationship by slowly messaging back and forth as they become used to extremely different life styles. This was a fun read and I’m sure I will keep reading more from her (already have a few more checked out).

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