[PDF] An Innocent Bride | by ✓ Betty Neels


  • Title: An Innocent Bride
  • Author: Betty Neels
  • ISBN: 9780373035779
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback

  • A tender awakening Aunt Thirza had been a lifeline to Katrina Gibbs, but her death left Katrina with little money and no marketable skills She had inherited her aunt s small cottage in Dorset She also, though she didn t know it, had Simon Glenville, the wonderful doctor who had cared for Aunt Thirza Simon knew he loved Katrina, and he thought Katrina loved him, but sA tender awakening Aunt Thirza had been a lifeline to Katrina Gibbs, but her death left Katrina with little money and no marketable skills She had inherited her aunt s small cottage in Dorset She also, though she didn t know it, had Simon Glenville, the wonderful doctor who had cared for Aunt Thirza Simon knew he loved Katrina, and he thought Katrina loved him, but so much had happened to her he wasn t at all sure this innocent but gallant girl was aware of it When the time was right, he would propose, they d plan a white wedding, and he would cherish her all their days
    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 and than 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


    Commentaires:

    Leona
    I know the reviews are a bit middle of the road on this one, but I really enjoyed it It had all my favorite trops.Rich and kind doctor Conniving and beautiful other woman Innocent, kind and loving heroine Heroine not afraid of hard work and getting her hands dirty Small town setting But there were some differences that made this one so much fun Hero is smitten right from the start and you know it.Hero is onto other woman and doesn t fall for her plans.Hero constantly plots and manipulates to put [...]

    Pamela Shropshire
    Dr Simon Glenville, a consultant haematologist, is driving his Bentley through the English countryside when a speeding motorcycle barely misses him He finds a girl, Katrina Gibbs, sitting in the road whose bicycle has been mangled by said motorcycle and she is cut and bruised Dr Glenville helps her up and takes her home to Rose Cottage where she lives with her Aunt Thirza.That would be the end of that, except that a short time later Aunt Thirza is rather ill and when her doctor finds that she is [...]

    Fiona Marsden
    This is one of Betty Neels later books She gave up writing nurses for the most part I suspect this is because as time went by she lost touch with current nursing practice Katrina is living with her aunt who took her in at twelve after the death of her parents With no money to speak of, she doesn t have an opportunity to train for a job or go to university so she remains in the village helping out her aunt and as time goes by.She meets Doctor Simon Glenville by chance when a motorcyclist knocks [...]

    Susan in NC
    A fun vacation re read I remembered liking this one first time I read it but didn t remember much, so thought I d give it another go The nice features about this sweet, gentle little Neels, as other reviewers familiar with Betty s favorite plot devices have noted beautiful, kind hearted, hard working heroine, the usual handsome, rich doctor hero, the usual conniving attractive other woman but the pleasant surprise here is the hero makes his interest plain early on AND doesn t fall for the OW s t [...]

    Kathy
    I would ve given this book 5 stars except for the fact that I felt it was rushed a bit through the ending I suspect that she was trying to fit this particular title into the Harlequin Wedding series and had to add pages about the wedding which most of her other books don t contain Most of her books end at the proposal, unless it is a marriage of convenience I feel that Neels has written many detailed and satisfying stories than this one I did like the way that even though the story is very muc [...]

    Barb in Maryland
    A very gentle little Neels book We have our spunky, beautiful, good hearted heroine Katrina who is, alas, not trained for anything through no real fault of her own who finds herself way down on her luck after her Aunt Thirza dies A nice, Rich British Doctor Simon falls for her and a very subtle courtship ensues With the requisite fly in the ointment of a scheming young woman doctor Maureen.Not great Neels, but not awful A nice read, enjoyable but not memorable.

    Tonya Warner
    Dr Simon Glenville comes to the rescue of Katrina Gibbs, in ways than one Drawn to the gentle beauty of this sweet country girl, Simon finds himself in love, but unable find if his feelings are returned.Katrina finds Dr Simon Glenville to be a little daunting The rough treatment she and her aunt have given him would have run off an lesser man, but Simon keeps reappearing, especially when Katrina is at her lowest.A very sweet tale.

    Laura
    I rather like that this one is different for a Betty Neels The hero tells the heroine he loves her with several chapters left to go, and although the heroine wonders a bit whether she might have misunderstood him, there s no big drama between them after that It was rather sweet We also see a few slightly dry pages of wedding planning and the wedding, which was fun than the usual kiss and one line, now it s the end of the book.

    Whitney
    Okay, so this book is a perfect example of why you shouldn t judge a book by its cover The title is so lame and the picture is even cornier BUT I loved the story It was absolutely delightful I enjoyed every minute of it

    Allison
    I liked how the hero knew he loved the heroine from the start and how he didn t get fooled by the scheming woman.I also liked how this book went right through the wedding It didn t seem as abrupt an ending as most Neels books.

    Xondra Day
    Typical Betty Needs, but a decent read.

    Andrea
    Another Betty Neels young woman of limited funds, no family, and limited future befriended by a doctor of that certain age and guided to True Love.

    Mary
    Good times.

    mary glynn stelmack
    Typical betty neel s that why it is so enjoyable I am a long time betty fan and her writing is as warm as toast Love all of her books this one the heroine is not a nurse but the story is sweet and satisfying

    Monique E. Lacroix
    Very niceI like all Betty Neels stories, they are feel good romances and always have a happy ending for the good guys.

    Sharanya
    Exactly what I expected and hence precisely what I needed.

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