Louisa did want desperately to get out from under the roof of her disagreeable stepmother, and she couldn't bear the thought of marrying Frank, who bored her. So after finishing nursing school, she jump at the offer of a challenging job that would take her to Norway. But this exciting move didn't solve all her problems: Louisa was having lots of trouble with one patient, Claudia Savage, whose uncooperative brother Simon seemed to make matters worse. Louisa was doing her best; couldn't Simon see that? Did he always have to be so unpleasant towards her?