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The Promise of Happiness

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Ema van den Eck His mother needed a nurse and Becky filled the bill Only one thing marred her new life Poor plain Becky fell desperately hopelessly in lo A dog a cat and a mouse of a girl – that is what the hero saw walking in the rain when he kindly stopped and offered them a ride to the nearest shelter This is one of my favorite Betty Neels because the description of the mouse just rankles Also because there’s this memorable scene when the heroine had too much brandy to drink and she let her mouth run without filter She warned him from marrying his snooty girlfriend and counseled him to look for someone nicer who wouldn’t take notice of his bad temper To which the guy hit back snidely asking her whether this paragon would be a skinny nondescript person like her Read between the lines if she’s offering herself he’s not buying From this moment on she withdrew into her protective mousehole to avoid his company while he in turn sought her presence by putting out cheese in the form of accidental meetings and dinner invitationsGood read Betty Neels couldn't have built a better parson's mousetrap

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She knew it was time to leave Determined to break the stranglehold of a selfish stepmother and stepbrother Becky left home She'd begin nursing again; mak I have a soft spot for romances and a couple of GR friends who adore Betty Neels so I checked my local library and found like 20 titles Apparently there are still a lot of Betty Neels fans out there 30 plus years after she did most of her writing they even refer to her as TGB The Great Betty So I read through the blurbs of several of her books in the library and picked out two that seemed most likely to appeal to my sensibilities this one and Roses and ChampagneRebecca Saunders is a Cinderella type of character a young British woman who's been living with an abusive stepmother and stepbrother who've basically turned her into an unpaid slave in their isolated country home threatening to kill her beloved old cat and dog if she doesn't cooperate So underfed and overworked Becky does at least until one day she overhears her stepbrother planning to kill the cat and dog So Becky takes off on her two feet walking several miles to a bus station with cat and dog in tow She gets picked up in the rain by a Dutch doctor Baron Tiele van something or other who ends up hiring Becky who is a nurse to take care of his elderly mother He thinks Becky is an unappealing timid little mouse and she pretty much is though she has a bit of spunk So Becky travels with the Baroness through several countries in Europe with the Baron popping up periodically and of course she falls in love with the Baron even though it's hopeless he has a gorgeous girlfriend etc etc You know where this is going but is the trip worth it Well it depends on your tastes in romancesThis is a rather cute retro type of romance It was originally published in 1979 but truly its style is like something written in the 1950's or 60's I confess that I do like old fashioned romances but this doctor nurse romance was a bit too stodgy slow and predictable even for me I read Roses and Champagne as well and it struck me about the same way They both had their moments but as romances go they were pretty underwhelming for meA soft 3 stars I guess TGB isn't my cuppa tea Lettres à Anne: (1962-1995) of a selfish stepmother and stepbrother Becky left home She'd begin nursing again; mak I have a soft spot for romances and a couple Mélancolie française of GR friends who adore Betty Neels so I checked my local library and found like 20 titles Apparently there are still a lot Opération bagration la revanche de Staline (été 1944) of Betty Neels fans L'État contre les juifs: Vichy, les nazis et la persécution antisémite out there 30 plus years after she did most Nouvelle histoire de la France contemporaine, Tome 8 : 1848 ou l'apprentissage de la République, 1848-1852 of her writing they even refer to her as TGB The Great Betty So I read through the blurbs Les soldats de la honte of several Le traité de Versailles et la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale: Chronique d’une paix manquée of her books in the library and picked Le jour le plus long : 6 juin 1944 out two that seemed most likely to appeal to my sensibilities this Itinéraire d'un triangle rose one and Roses and ChampagneRebecca Saunders is a Cinderella type Noirs dans les camps nazis of character a young British woman who's been living with an abusive stepmother and stepbrother who've basically turned her into an unpaid slave in their isolated country home threatening to kill her beloved Par le sang versé old cat and dog if she doesn't cooperate So underfed and Le Monde selon De Gaulle : Tome 2, Le général à livre ouvert... overworked Becky does at least until Mai 68 l'arnaque du siècle one day she Ils partiront dans l'ivresse : Lyon (mai 43)-Londres (février 44) overhears her stepbrother planning to kill the cat and dog So Becky takes Vaincre sans gloire: Le corps expéditionnaire français en Italie (novembre 1942-juillet 1944) off Opération "Torch" on her two feet walking several miles to a bus station with cat and dog in tow She gets picked up in the rain by a Dutch doctor Baron Tiele van something L'Honneur, pas les honneurs: Mémoires, tome I. Avec le 2e REP en Algérie or A la droite d'Hitler other who ends up hiring Becky who is a nurse to take care Mitterrand, le grand initié of his elderly mother He thinks Becky is an unappealing timid little mouse and she pretty much is though she has a bit L'espèce humaine of spunk So Becky travels with the Baroness through several countries in Europe with the Baron popping up periodically and 1943 of course she falls in love with the Baron even though it's hopeless he has a gorgeous girlfriend etc etc You know where this is going but is the trip worth it Well it depends Les origines républicaines de Vichy on your tastes in romancesThis is a rather cute retro type Le mythe du grand silence: Auschwitz, les Français, la mémoire of romance It was La vie des français sous l'occupation originally published in 1979 but truly its style is like something written in the 1950's Simone Veil et les siens: Album- préface d'Annick Cojean or 60's I confess that I do like Les Français de l'an 40. Tome 1. La guerre, oui ou non ? old fashioned romances but this doctor nurse romance was a bit too stodgy slow and predictable even for me I read Roses and Champagne as well and it struck me about the same way They both had their moments but as romances go they were pretty underwhelming for meA soft 3 stars I guess TGB isn't my cuppa tea

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E a home for herself and Pooch and Bertie the pets she'd brought with her Then at dawn on a rainy highway fate took a hand fate in the form of Baron Rauk One of Betty Neels best Our mousy little heroine Becky is just fabulous And our Rich Dutch Doctor is so haughtyhe's a Baron as well and so flummoxed to find himself falling for the mouseBecky has escapedliterally from the hellish situation at home where she is being worked to death by wicked stepmother and verbally abused by wicked step brother So there she is walking down the road in the pouring rain with her faithful pets dog cat one each when she is rescued by our RDDHe takes pity on her and suddenly hires her to be nursecompanion for his mother The Baroness is temporarily in a wheelchair due to a broken leg and a twisted knee Becky is thrilled to be hired And the adventure begins Cruise from England to Norway drive from Norway to Holland lovely Of course there's a fly in the ointment and that's the beautiful Nina But not to worry Nina doesn't stand a chance though she does give our Becky some bad moments Even though Betty Neels used mostly the same tropes in each book sometimes they worked better than others This was one of the good onesETA The often I re read this the I am charmed so I've upped the rating from 4 to 5 stars This one is one of my top 5 Neels books and lives on my comfort read shelf Happy book sighs L'art militaire de Napoléon on a rainy highway fate took a hand fate in the form Louis Napoléon le Grand (Littérature) of Baron Rauk One Journal intégral - 1815-1818 of Betty Neels best Our mousy little heroine Becky is just fabulous And L'empire des Français, 1799-1815 our Rich Dutch Doctor is so haughtyhe's a Baron as well and so flummoxed to find himself falling for the mouseBecky has escapedliterally from the hellish situation at home where she is being worked to death by wicked stepmother and verbally abused by wicked step brother So there she is walking down the road in the pouring rain with her faithful pets dog cat Le feld-maréchal von Bonaparte : Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Français et de leur décadence one each when she is rescued by Napoléon au Portugal : Le triomphe de l'armée luso-britannique annonce la fin de l'empire (1801-1814) our RDDHe takes pity Histoire des troupes suisses au service de France sous le règne de Napoléon 1er on her and suddenly hires her to be nursecompanion for his mother The Baroness is temporarily in a wheelchair due to a broken leg and a twisted knee Becky is thrilled to be hired And the adventure begins Cruise from England to Norway drive from Norway to Holland lovely Of course there's a fly in the La Tragédie du capitaine Dreyfus ointment and that's the beautiful Nina But not to worry Nina doesn't stand a chance though she does give Napoléon our Becky some bad moments Even though Betty Neels used mostly the same tropes in each book sometimes they worked better than La Restauration. Les idées et les hommes others This was L'aveuglement de Napoléon one Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène (1) of the good La Commune et les Communards onesETA The Les aides de camp de Napoléon et des maréchaux sous le Premier Empire (1804-1815) often I re read this the I am charmed so I've upped the rating from 4 to 5 stars This Mémoires, Chaque pas doit être un but (Tome 1) one is Ecorces one Lettres à Anne: (1962-1995) of my top 5 Neels books and lives Mélancolie française on my comfort read shelf Happy book sighs

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