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  1. Leona Leona says:

    4.5 stars for Hannah I enjoyed this book so much that I rank it in the Top Ten Best ever written by Betty Neels.Though the book follows the typical BN storyline, it had a slightly different feel and I found it refreshing I think Betty penned some wonderful characters that distinguishes this book from the rest.First, Hannah was great and I fell in love with her on the very first page She was smart, fun, kind, but quirky Though she is plain and mousy, she is loved by everyone Her only downfal 4.5 stars for Hannah I enjoyed this book so much that I rank it in the Top Ten Best ever written by Betty Neels.Though the book follows the typical BN storyline, it had a slightly different feel and I found it refreshing I think Betty penned some wonderful characters that distinguishes this book from the rest.First, Hannah was great and I fell in love with her on the very first page She was smart, fun, kind, but quirky Though she is plain and mousy, she is loved by everyone Her only downfall was she suffered from a guilt ridden martr complex when it came to her lazy, good for nothing mother I so wanted to just kick the old broad in the keister She is a slave to her mother s every whim, working herself to the bone to keep mom living in a standard she was accustomed to prior to her father s death She never gets a day off for herself She works constantly and when she is not working she cooks, cleans, shops, irons, and does anything else mom asks her to do She even forgoes buying a much needed winter coat so that her mother can squander her earnings on frivilous nothings She even sacrifices her love life, all to keep dear old Mom happy happy happy Our hero is delicious Though he also fits the typical Betty mold, I found him to be quite different First of all, he is divorced, not widowed, divorced Shock alertA very first, I think for Betty He s a bit arrogant, with that mocking condescending tone, but he quickly gets put in his place by our dear Hannah when she overhears him make a cutting remark about her From that point on, the good doctor is on the defensive and I just loved watching him trying to get back into Hannah s good graces.We have a delicious evil OW, Narcissa, who quickly realizes that our mousy Hannah is going to be quite the competition So she sets out to make things very difficult belittling Hannah at every turn and feeding her vicious lies She even sets Hannah up on a date with a nasty gentleman in the hopes that she will pose less of a threat Not a very bright move on her part, I might add You would think if she really wanted to eliminate the competition, she would have set Hannah up with someone worth capturing her interest But then again, OW was just evil, not brilliant.There are twists and turns at every corner that kept me really engrossed in the story and invested in the characters This one hit the spot for me


  2. Fiona Marsden Fiona Marsden says:

    Yes, I m still binging on Betty Neels They are so safe and samey but in a good way Hannah is a nurse, looking after baby Paul, the son of Valentijn s niece He s newly engaged to Nerissa after years of loneliness after a failed first marriage These men just don t learn.One really has to wonder about Betty s experience of family life because her heroine s are often orphan s or have the most appalling mother s and stepfather s Hannah is afflicted with self centred mother Fortunately this make Yes, I m still binging on Betty Neels They are so safe and samey but in a good way Hannah is a nurse, looking after baby Paul, the son of Valentijn s niece He s newly engaged to Nerissa after years of loneliness after a failed first marriage These men just don t learn.One really has to wonder about Betty s experience of family life because her heroine s are often orphan s or have the most appalling mother s and stepfather s Hannah is afflicted with self centred mother Fortunately this makes it easy to disengaged the heroine by providing the mother with someone to pander to her whims.Nerissa is a nasty piece of work The poor taste demonstrated by the heroes and heroine s in their choices of ex s is apparent in this one Even after she know s she s lost, Nerissa comes around to have a last poke at the heroine.Altogether I enjoyed this read


  3. Kay Kay says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 4 Stars This one from Betty Neels reminds me of Winter Wedding, as both have a moment where the heroine over hears the hero saying something unflattering about her and later, he finds himself regretting it In Winter Wedding, Emily heard Renier claimshe merges into the background from whatever angle one looks at herand in this book, Valentijn warnsdon t for God s sake let her loose on the claret my head aches with her chatterStaff nurse on a busy maternity ward, Hannah s patience a 4 Stars This one from Betty Neels reminds me of Winter Wedding, as both have a moment where the heroine over hears the hero saying something unflattering about her and later, he finds himself regretting it In Winter Wedding, Emily heard Renier claimshe merges into the background from whatever angle one looks at herand in this book, Valentijn warnsdon t for God s sake let her loose on the claret my head aches with her chatterStaff nurse on a busy maternity ward, Hannah s patience and sheer refusal to give up, soon sees the preemie Dutch baby thriving Born two months early due to a car crash, baby Paul is just waiting for his mother to be fit to travel after her hip injury When Corinna is finally fit to travel, she insists that Hannah come to Holland to help both baby Paul and her recover There s a bit of a hiccup with Hannah s over demanding mother, but Corinna s Uncle Valintijn soon fixes that, and Hannah s able to accept As Valintijn is a renown Paediatrician Consultant, he s in charge of the baby s care so this puts him in constant contact with Hannah Valitijn, about to turn 40, has recently become engaged to the beautiful, Nerissa He s not in love with her, he thinks that after his divorce 15 yrs ago, he is now past the stage of passionate romance Nerissa is entertaining and has a large social life, but sadly, she doesn t want to spoil herself with children For some reason this paediatrician seems to feel he s past becoming a father Corinna detests Nerissa and feels her uncle deserves a woman with a warm heart to fill his home with love and many children Valitijn admires Hannah s dedication to her patients, baby and mother, and finds himself wanting to spend time with her He creates opportunities to bump into her on her off duty showing her the bridle paths on a Saturday ride tea at his house and meetings with he Aunt, his eldest relative When he shows her around his home and a room that was his mother s favourite, describing how she used to sit in that chair knitting while he was at the round table doing his home work he realizes that he wants Hannah to be sitting there with their children around the table and a baby in a high chair Hannah while listening to Valitijn describe his childhood memory, wishes very much that he wasn t marrying Nerissa and that he so deserved to have a wife and his own children to share that room and oh, how she wished that wife could be her.In usual Betty style, Nerissa realizes Valitijn holds too much regard for Hannah, so she lies to Hannah that Valitijn only spends time with her because the family owes her so much for her invaluable care of baby Paul And after Valitijn ends their engagement, Nerissa tells the big lie that they ve set the date for their wedding giving Hannah some heartbreaking moments until Valitijn comes to find her.The HEA is wonderfully set Hannah sitting on a tree stump in the pouring rain bawling or as Betty puts it having a good howl not noticing Valitijn approaching This is one for the keeper shelf


  4. Pamela Shropshire Pamela Shropshire says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Hannah is the typical plain PBN She works in the Paediatric ward and when our story opens, is looking after a Dutch infant whose young mum was in a wreck and which presumably caused said infant s premature birth Hannah has heard mum Corinna rhapsodize about her Oom Valentijn Uncle Valentine for English speakers When Hannah finally meets the Oom she is quite surprised at his non uncly appearance he is, in a word, hot Hot Or Hannah is burdened with a mother who is lazy and whiny and extr Hannah is the typical plain PBN She works in the Paediatric ward and when our story opens, is looking after a Dutch infant whose young mum was in a wreck and which presumably caused said infant s premature birth Hannah has heard mum Corinna rhapsodize about her Oom Valentijn Uncle Valentine for English speakers When Hannah finally meets the Oom she is quite surprised at his non uncly appearance he is, in a word, hot Hot Or Hannah is burdened with a mother who is lazy and whiny and extravagant She expects Hannah to work her fingers to the bone to support mom for the rest of mom s life Poor little Paul has no idea of all the medical misadventures he will have to endure to bring together his devoted nurse Hannah and his Oom Valentijn Premature birth, intussusception and stomach flu, all within a matter of weeks Still, better that than he be saddled with Nerissa as his unloving auntie I just love this book Hannah is delightful sensible, sassy, smart, warm Valentijn is the strong silent type he had a FFW from whom he is divorced he is pursuing the beautiful but cold Nerissa but time spent in Hannah s company wakes him up to the fact that he wants the plain and sassy Hannah.I do like that Hannah blurted out her feelings when Valentijn found her lost in the woods I even like Valentijn for being so honorable as not to propose to Hannah before he disengaged himself from Nasty Nerissa Very lovely ending When you came to my house I wanted you to stay there for always You re so right, so exactly right I could see you so clearly in my mind sitting in that little armchair, knitting or whatever, with the light shining on your pretty hair and the children doing their lessons around the table and the baby in its high chair swoon My dearest darling I m so in love with you I couldn t let you go, I had to come back and talk to you This RDD is clearly not afraid to tell our girl exactly how he feels He even loves her enough to support the lazy, whiny MIL preferably keeping the North Sea between them


  5. Clare Clare says:

    This book I enjoyed from start to finish, I liked the h Hannah but the H Valentijn took a few pages for me to warm up to him, I did like when Hannah told him what she thought of him when she overheard him saying not so nice words about her to his niece.The ow I did enjoy and as usual she wasn t the brightest lol and for once I would like the h to actually do something rather than just walk away when the ow causes trouble and for the h to say a few words to her lazy selfish mother because in this This book I enjoyed from start to finish, I liked the h Hannah but the H Valentijn took a few pages for me to warm up to him, I did like when Hannah told him what she thought of him when she overheard him saying not so nice words about her to his niece.The ow I did enjoy and as usual she wasn t the brightest lol and for once I would like the h to actually do something rather than just walk away when the ow causes trouble and for the h to say a few words to her lazy selfish mother because in this book she was spoiled and frustrating.I liked the medical setting and of course when she goes to Holland and lives with Valentijn s family for a while when she s looking after his niece s little baby boy and I liked the ending aside from the ow causing trouble, the only thing that is missing is an epilogue which is the same in most of her books


  6. Barb in Maryland Barb in Maryland says:

    Sick baby as plot device not quite as low as Betty can sink, but pretty close Seemed like anytime there was a lull in the action, poor little Paul got sick At least our Betty didn t kill him off Otherwise a fairly standard British Nurse Rich Dutch Doctor story The minor characters were fairly well done, especially little Paul s parents Nerissa the requisite beautiful financee of the RDD was deliciously rotten and I wanted to smack Hannah s lazy, whiny, self centered mother.Not a keeper f Sick baby as plot device not quite as low as Betty can sink, but pretty close Seemed like anytime there was a lull in the action, poor little Paul got sick At least our Betty didn t kill him off Otherwise a fairly standard British Nurse Rich Dutch Doctor story The minor characters were fairly well done, especially little Paul s parents Nerissa the requisite beautiful financee of the RDD was deliciously rotten and I wanted to smack Hannah s lazy, whiny, self centered mother.Not a keeper for me, but I don t feel like I wasted my time


  7. Nicky Nicky says:

    3.5 Star read for me. It s always so nice to read any Betty Neel s books and this one is one of my favorite storylines she does h takes care of H s family member, he is cold towards her indifferent and has this beautiful fiancee It all works out in the end though I just wish these books had epilogues Again I found quite a few typos but I m pretty sure it s a Harlequin re release thing Just a heads up


  8. Cáitín Cáitín says:

    A good love story always has a good love rival and Betty Neel s has a wonderful way I making you want to slap her This story was no acceptance, Hannah has a heart of Golden and loves Children when she becomes the nurse to care for small Paul and his mother she never thought it would change her life forever.Wonderful story telling and I just love how comfortable and cosy this story brings


  9. Helen Manning Helen Manning says:

    Perhaps typical BN RDD, plain but beautiful inside BN and a bitchy OW But fun to read and Valentjin redeems himself admirably and Hannah is sweet yet feisty.


  10. Sandra Sandra says:

    Rese a 51Review de Hannah de Betty Neels , traducida al t tulo de Alguien como T Ya ten a abstinencia de Betty Neels lol tanto as que me he le do esta historia en una tarde Si bien tiene todas las caracter sticas de las novelas de BN, en esta historia la autora es un poco mas audaz en algunos detallitos de la historia Me ha gustado mucho el personaje de Hannah, es algo impulsiva a veces pero c lida y encantadora Es una chica buena manipulada por su madre, pero ella est consciente Rese a 51Review de Hannah de Betty Neels , traducida al t tulo de Alguien como T Ya ten a abstinencia de Betty Neels lol tanto as que me he le do esta historia en una tarde Si bien tiene todas las caracter sticas de las novelas de BN, en esta historia la autora es un poco mas audaz en algunos detallitos de la historia Me ha gustado mucho el personaje de Hannah, es algo impulsiva a veces pero c lida y encantadora Es una chica buena manipulada por su madre, pero ella est consciente de las ardides de su superficial madre Suele a veces ser algo impulsiva y contestona, pero es inteligente y decidida Valent n es un protagonista muy en el estilo de BN, es doctor, rico, casi cuarent n, buenmozo, educado pero que tambi n se sale de lo convencional porque a veces es algo arrogante, condescendiente y burl n Ah y tambi n pilota su propio avi n Estuvo casado pero esta vez no es viudo, sino divorciado Y se atreve a besar con pasi n a Hannah a lo menos 3 veces 3 veces en el novela, algo casi impensable en las historias de BN Me gust la interacci n entre ambos y sabemos por algunas peque as frases de la novela que l piensa en Hannah y que sus sentimientos est n cambiando.Lo dem s es muy t pico, una novia hermosa pero interesada y mal vola, una madre ego sta, la familia de Valent n acogedora y un mayordomo clever y sensato.Me ha gustado mucho esta novela y los protagonistas son hasta ahora mis favoritos de todas las novelas que he le do de mi amada BN, Valent n y Hannah resultaron ser un poco mas apasionados solo un poco mas con relaci n a los protagonistas tan convencionales que a veces resultan ser los personajes de BN.Eso s , sigue siendo una novela sobria, de as limpios ,ligeros y muy vintage My dearest darling I m so in love with you I couldn t let you go, I had to come back and talk to you Le doy 4.5 5 porque disfrut mucho con esta historia


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About the Author: Betty Neels

Betty Neels was born on September 15, 1910 in Devon to a family with firm roots in the civil service She said she had a blissfully happy childhood and teenage years This stood her in good stead later for the tribulations to come with the Second World War She was sent away to boarding school, and then went on to train as a nurse, gaining her SRN and SCM, that is, State Registered Nurse and State Certificate of Midwifery.In 1939 she was called up to the Territorial Army Nursing Service, which later became the Queen Alexandra Reserves, and was sent to France with the Casualty Clearing Station This comprised eight nursing sisters, including Betty, to 100 men In other circumstances, she thought that might have been quite thrilling When France was invaded in 1940, all the nursing sisters managed to escape in the charge of an army major, undertaking a lengthy and terrifying journey to Boulogne in an ambulance They were incredibly fortunate to be put on the last hospital ship to be leaving the port of Boulogne But Betty s war didn t end there, for she was posted to Scotland, and then on to Northern Ireland, where she met her Dutch husband He was a seaman aboard a minesweeper, which was bombed He survived and was sent to the south of Holland to guard the sluices 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 They stole a ship and managed to get it across the Channel to Dover before being transferred to the Atlantic run on the convoys Sadly he became ill, and that was when he was transferred to hospital in Northern Ireland, where he met Betty They eventually married, and were blessed with a daughter They were posted to London, but were bombed out As with most of the population, they made the best of things.When the war finally ended, she and her husband were repatriated to Holland As his family had believed he had died when his ship went down, this was a very emotional homecoming The small family lived in Holland for 13 years, and Betty resumed her nursing career there When they decided to return to England, Betty continued her nursing and when she eventually retired she had reached the position of night superintendent.Betty Neels began writing almost by accident She had retired from nursing, but her inquiring mind had no intention of vegetating, and her new career was born when she heard a lady in her local library bemoaning the lack of good romance novels There was little in Betty s background to suggest that she might eventually become a much loved novelist.Her first book, Sister Peters in Amsterdam, was published in 1969, and by dint of often writing four books a year, she eventually completed 134 books She was always quite firm upon the point that the Dutch doctors who frequently appeared in her stories were not based upon her husband, but rather upon an amalgam of several of the doctors she met while nursing in Holland.To her millions of fans around the world, Betty Neels epitomized romance She was always amazed and touched that her books were so widely appreciated She never sought plaudits and remained a very private person, but it made her very happy to know that she brought such pleasure to so many readers, while herself gaining a quiet joy from spinning her stories 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 Her myriad of fans found a warmth and a reassurance of a better world in her stories, along with characters who touched the heart, which is all andthan one could ask of a romance writer She received a great deal of fan mail, and there was always a comment upon the fascinating places she visited in her stories Quite often those of her fans fortunate enough to visit Holland did use h