I love your Neels reviews so much, Jayne. The married couple lived in , and later they moved to the Netherlands for thirteen years, where she resumed her nursing career. And oh, I want to see the ter Breukel house. But then her perfectly constructed world fell apart, and she found that her one hope was Professor Jake van Belfeld. In this particular book I enjoyed the awful parents, Sarah should have left them in the ditch, but then she never would have met her future Dr. Book Description: Blossoming Into Love - Agreeing to share her life with Professor van der Brink-Shaaksma had seemed a good idea to Beatrice at the time. As Tiele's got a gorgeous girlfriend, Becky knows it's useless to love him - but it's already too late.
Her parents died when she was young and she was made the whipping boy or girl of her aunt, uncle and cousin. Though Dr Litrik ter Breukel is struck by Sarah's charm at once, he vows to take things slowly. So, she agreed to return to Holland to nurse Antonia through her recovery. When the brilliant surgeon Thimo Bamstra offered to cure her, Esmeralda was over the moon. Charity thought she had it all - marriage to respected consultant Tyco van der Brons and being a mother to his two children. Having worked in a casualty ward, Georgina felt she could cope with just about anything life threw at her. Betty Neels was born on September 15, 1910 in Devon to a family with firm roots in the civil service.
I loved the story, and I was even happier that it was a very clean romance story. However, when they had to abandon their post, they were told to escape if they could, and along with a small number of other men, he marched into Belgium. If only Nicky's masterful cousin, Oliver, wouldn't keep interfering. From blushing bride to wife in waiting. Stephenson, this is definitely an author to check out. To her millions of fans around the world, Betty Neels epitomized romance. We started and ended knowing nothing about the characters likes or dislikes or what upsets them or anything.
I'll read this one again. As with most of the population, they made the best of things. This stood her in good stead later for the tribulations to come with the Second World War. No one would ever accuse Betty Neels novels of being dramatically romantic, if anything, only the most experienced of Neels readers will find the romance in the cold looks, irritation and hooded eyes of a typical Neelsian hero. The main male and female characters are often brought together by circumstances before love flourishes.
Secondly, the fact that the heroine pondered over place and money matters before saying yes to him made me raise my eyebrows. But Dr Friso Eijsinck was very attractive, and he seemed to be surrounded by pretty girls. And Tilly would have the security of a roof over her head and a man who could be depended upon not to make passionate love to her. But as the story evolved, the characters became more endearing as they naturally came to love one another. It is perhaps a reflection of her upbringing in an earlier time that the men and women who peopled her stories have a kindliness and good manners, coupled to honesty and integrity, that is not always present in our modern world. While forgetful and oblivious of any and all things outside of his work, he is at some level, aware of Beatrice. The Least Romantic Betty Neels Ever! Agreeing to share her life with Professor van der Brink—Shaaksma had seemed a good idea to Beatrice at the time.
But perhaps he simply needed to propose! Gratitude wasn't exactly what Oliver had in mind, but it was a start. The problem was that the only man Mary had even thought about marrying was eminent heart specialist Roel van Rakesma. So of course, she runs away and gets a job in a grocery store. Their family lives, developing relationship, marriage, evolving feelings, realization and acknowledgment of their bond; combined with descriptions of culture, architecture, food, etc. Although I can go on a Betty Neels kick, most of them run together for me in a dull and plodding sort of way. She loves the backlight and the ability to make the font larger.
Beatrice, a nurse, is sweet, a little clumsy at times, and generous. Now it was up to Sarah to put him right, and it was up to Litrik to propose! Sarah is on holiday in Holland with her mother and step-father when they are in a car crash. The story line moves subtly, nice representation of characters and good language, but somewhere in the story there were parts which I thought was weird. When they decided to return to England, Betty continued her nursing and when she eventually retired she had reached the position of night superintendent. Sarah is a little too wishy-washy and I think it is wise that she is given the chance to develop a little backbone before she marries. After the death of her aunt, she was penniless and without a job.
He is kind and generous almost to a fault. A character will often have an expertise in antiques. Neels works seem to drag at the middle or near end. A more unlikely romance I have yet to read! But perhaps he'd taken things too slow--it seemed to him that she'd found another man! She spent her childhood and youth in Devonshire. To make ends meet, Matilda applies to be Dr. But we end with a beautiful country wedding, a mother-of-the-bride with a huge hat — really, what is it with British women and big hats at weddings? The only reason I didn't give this a 5 star rating, is that I would have loved to see even a short epilogue at the end. Other than that, this was a great story.
He manufactures a temporary job for her as companion to his aunt basically, he forces her real companion to take a holiday and generally tries to improve her life, even after she goes home to England. In Making Sure Of Sarah. Samantha was determined not to let her feelings for Giles affect the way she treated the girl she thought was his fiancée. Ah, well, it rains on the just and the unjust Matthew 5:45. Litrik ter Breukel vowed to go slow because of her youth and innocence. Plain, innocent Sarah Beckwith is stuck living with her parents, keeping house for them.