The Side of the Angels: A Novel

The Side of the Angels: A Novel

by Christina Bartolomeo
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The Side of the Angels 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Five years ago public relations expert Nicky Malone and union organizer Tony Boltanski ended their torrid relationship when he failed to arrive at her relative¿s wedding having been tied up by an urgent union matter that could not wait for a couple of hours. Though she rebounded with the philandering Jeremy for three years, Nicky knows that she never got over Tony, the one that got away. Meanwhile, Nicky¿s widowed practicing Catholic mother prays that her daughter get married.--- The nurses of St. Francis Hospital in Winsack, Rhode Island are on strike over working conditions and patient safety. Coventry, Inc sees the bottom line as money not care; they demand changes such as nurse-patient ratio going from 1:3 to 1:8. The hospital administration has made the nurses look like the bad guys to the public; Nicky begins a PR campaign to counteract that impression. However, she works with Tony, who believes in inside fastballs that would knock his grandmother down while Nicky thinks a soft sell is needed. Adding to the charged atmosphere is the unfinished business between two driven people who still love one another.--- This entertaining contemporary romance focuses on a serious social issue yet contains amusing sarcastic asides. The story line provides a deep look at media spinning in which both sides spend time painting a negative position of their opponents (sounds familiar). That is where Nicky and Tony differ as she believes their side can sell the nurses¿ argument of deteriorating patient care while he believes you foster the image that management are scrooges. Though the strike resolution seems hasty, fans will enjoy this labor dispute romance.--- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Bartolomeo's first novel, and I enjoyed it. But this one is even better. It was easy getting caught up in Nicky Malone's life -- and the next friend, ex-lover or family member that offered her unsolicited advice on love, work or whatever. Bartolomeo's wit and ability to set a scene come through brilliantly. A great summer read!