Mary J. MacLeod qualified as a nurse in England and has lived in Aden (now Yemen), the United States, Sweden, and Saudi Arabia as well as her husband George's native Scotland. This is her second book, and she has written her third. She currently lives in England.
The book is a lovely account of ordinary people thriving in an extraordinary landscape. . . .Cozy and chatty, these stories offer an intriguing glimpse into life as a nurse on a remote Scottish island. --Kirkus Reviews
The book feels like a letter from a friend who has an eye for travel writing. . . . With a nurse s no-nonsense manner, MacLeod relays tales of adventure, finding humor and humanity in her experiences. . . . For James Herriot fans, without the animals. --Bridget Thoreson, Booklist