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A dependable man...When Beatrice's world turned upside down, Oliver Latimer was on hand to pick up the pieces. There was something solid and reassuring about Oliver. Beatrice felt safe with him. But he wasn't an easy person to get to know.Accompanying him on a lecture tour to Europe convinced Beatrice that there was more to Dr. Latimer than she'd imagined. In fact, she came to believe he was the only man she could truly love. But Oliver kept his feelings hidden. What did he really think of her?
A most suitable match! Louisa Howarth enjoyed her job as a doctor's receptionist-until Dr. Thomas Gifford appeared on the scene. She found Thomas aloof and demanding, but incredibly attractive. So when Louisa discovered he was engaged to the totally unsuitable Helena, she decided it was her duty to stop Thomas from making a terrible mistake. But Louisa hadn't counted on her growing feelings for Thomas, or on the possibility that it wasn't Helena he wanted to marry after all!
Julia Gracey has always lived by the rule that women should stand on their own two feet. But whenever there's a problem, Professor Gerard van der Maes always seems to be on hand with the perfect solution! Gerard seems determined to steal Julia's heart-yet she's just as adamant that he won't take over her life. But when Julia is about to lose her home, Gerard offers one final proposition that she finds impossible to resist-marriage!
Aunt Thirza had been everything to Katrina Gibbs, but her death left Katrina with little money and no marketable skills. Katrina did have two things, though--her aunt's small cottage in Dorset, and the friendship of Simon Glenville, the wonderful doctor who had cared for Aunt Thirza. Simon loved Katrina, and he thought Katrina loved him, too, but so much had happened to her he wasn't sure this innocent, gallant girl was aware of it. When the time was right, he would propose, they'd plan a wedding and he would cherish her all their days. . . .
Perhaps her dream of love was only a dream"Working nights in a London hospital is no life for a young girl!" Her mother hadn't actually said it, but Judith knew she was thinking it.In a way, Judith agreed, but what else could she do? Marry Nigel? No, she didn't love him. She had no great feeling for any man-except Charles Cresswell-and that was certainly not love. But could her feeling possibly have any bearing on her agreeing to nurse his mother in his home?
Rosie already knew the sort of man she wanted to marry-and Fergus Cameron couldn't be further from that ideal! Arrogant and determined to always get his own way, he was much too sure of himself for Rosie's peace of mind.Yet he had also made it clear that he, too, had decided on the girl he wanted to marry...but did his plans include her? Only time would tell.
Simply SimonJulie Beckworth enjoyed her work as a medical secretary at Saint Bravo's hospital in London, so it was a nasty surprise when her elderly boss, Professor Smythe, announced that he was retiring. After a moment's panic, she was partly reassured when told Professor Simon van der Driesma was willing to keep her on, but Simon turned out to be a very different proposition.He was younger, more energetic, and worked Julie much harder-all of which she could have accepted if he would only call her Julie, and not "Miss Beckworth" in that cool voice! Both of them had the wrong impression of the other-what would it take for the truth to be revealed?
Phyllida Cresswell has defi nite ideas about love, and her current boyfriend is certainly not marriage material. So when the chance of a nursing job abroad comes up, she takes it.When things don' t go smoothly in Madeira, however, Phyllida finds herself stranded. Fortunately, the dashing Pieter van Sittardt is on hand to rescue her. Pieter, Phyllida discovers, is a man she could definitely love. In fact, she' d be happy to marry him. All he has to do is ask....
SHE SWORE SHE WOULD NEVER MARRY A RICH MAN!As a private nurse to the wealthy, Constantia had seen the misery that too much money could bring. Jeroen van der Giessen, though, was only a poor overworked GP, so when she found herself stranded in Delft without money or a passport, and Jeroen offered marriage, Constantia accepted. At first she was quite happy with her loveless marriage, even though Jeroen was being recklessly extravagant.Then she began to discover things, about herself and him, that took away all her newfound happiness....
Looking after her invalid mother, Serena had accepted long ago that the bright city lights were not for her. Not that she minded. Hardworking and quiet, she was perfectly happy with her life-until the Dutch consultant Marc ter Feulen turned it upside down. As her new boss, he was arrogant and demanding. But as a man, he was altogether too attractive for Serena's peace of mind!
A CAREER HAD TO COME FIRST...DIDN'T IT?When Kate and her mother were left in financial difficulty, she had little choice but to become Lady Cowder's housekeeper. Kate's only salvation was her dream of starting her own catering business. Ideas of love and marriage would have to wait-until Lady Cowder's nephew came to visit. James instantly knew that Kate did not belong "downstairs." And he also knew he wouldn't be able to stop thinking about her....
Emma is accustomed to taking care of other people, so Sir Paul Wyatt's proposal comes as a shock to her. Why would he want to take care of her? Could this renowned surgeon be the answer to all of her dreams? Reissue.
"A rather dull girl...with no looks to speak of."Doctor Charles Trescombe's opinion of his niece's governess was far from complimentary. Cordelia knew she was plain. She also knew what good manners were, and the high-and-mighty doctor didn't have any!But there was magic in Vienna that could transform even the most unlikely people. Much to her dismay, Cordelia fell in love with him anyway. And Charles soon discovered that quiet and unassuming ways had a knack for stealing a man's heart-without him even realizing it.
SHE STOOD NO CHANCE WITH GIDEON...Arabella Birch had a less than happy introduction to Holland when she became involved in a road accident. It seemed destined that the first person on the scene should be Dr. Gideon van der Vorst, who took charge of the situation-and Arabella-in a very commanding way. When Arabella found herself involved professionally with the imposing doctor, she began to wonder if destiny had known what it was doing. Once her glamorous cousin Hilary caught sight of Gideon, it would be no use falling in love with him.
A perfect wife?Everyone in her family had agreed that Mary Pagett would one day make some man a perfect wife. The problem was that the only man Mary had ever even thought about marrying was eminent Dutch heart specialist Roel van Rakesma.From the moment he had walked into her life Mary had become quite contrary-turning from a practical girl into a hopeless romantic. But it had been clear from the start that any attention Professor van Rakesma paid her was purely professional. Professor van Rakesma's only interest was in curing frail hearts, not broken ones!Of Fate Takes a Hand:"Once again Betty Neels delights readers with a sweet tale in which love conquers all."-Romantic Times
Who was the bride to be?Sister Maggy MacFergus was tall, and she had discovered that most men found this off-putting...but not Dr. Paul Doelsma. So when the doctor offered Maggy a nursing job in Holland, she took it. There was something special about him, and it wasn't just his height!Yet she was sensible enough to realize that he would never return her feelings-after all, Paul had said he'd already chosen himself a wonderful wife. But who was the lucky girl?
When Matilda's father retires due to ill health, the family's new life in Much Winterlow falls into reduced circumstances. To make ends meet, Matilda applies to be Dr. Henry Lovell's receptionist. She does her best to ignore the instant attraction she feels for him. It wouldn't do to dream of marrying the boss--especially when Henry is already engaged to the haughty Lucilla. But Matilda still thinks she'd suit Henry better. . . and it looks like he might agree!
WAS SHE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME?Cressida had lost her parents and badly needed a new focus. So going to Holland to help an elderly Dutch doctor with a book he was writing, giving up her own nursing job for a while, seemed ideal. Her new employer had two partners. One was elderly and friendly, like himself, while the other was younger and...not quite so friendly. Giles van der Tiele always seemed to be snubbing Cressida, putting her in her place. But when he wanted to, he could be extremely charming-too much so for her peace of mind!
Finding romance didn' t seem likely in a place like Spitsbergen, so close to the North Pole. Yet when Annis went there for a short time to work, she found herself falling in love with a handsome Norwegian. But the romance was brief and disappointing, so when Dutchman Jake van Germent asked her to marry him, Annis was more than pleased to accept. He wasn' t handsome, but he was everything else she could possibly want! Jake knew about her recent affair, though, and Annis found she couldn' t make Jake believe that she had married him for love....
Facing bankruptcy, Celine's family was forced to turn their home into a guesthouse to make ends meet. Celine found her new life to be a lot of hard work but great fun, too. And she soon met a young man, Nicky, who seemed very taken with her-if only Nicky's overbearing cousin, Oliver, would stop interfering. But when Celine discovered that Nicky was married, she was only too grateful for Oliver's comforting presence. Gratitude wasn't exactly what Oliver had in mind, but it was a start.
Plain and mousy--that was how Emmy Foster saw herself. A receptionist in London's St. Luke's Hospital, Emmy couldn't imagine why the very handsome Professor Ruerd ter Mennolt would take an interest in a girl like her. Ruerd couldn't figure out why, with a beautiful fiancee, he troubled himself with Emmy. Even more puzzling was why he invited her home for Christmas with him in Holland. But after he did, Ruerd couldn't help but wonder--was he engaged to the right girl?
AN OFFER SHE COULDN'T REFUSE...A nursing job in Holland was the only way Lavinia Hawkins could ensure a home and security for herself and her young sister, Peta. Yet within weeks of arriving she was married to the devastatingly handsome Professor Radmer ter Bavinck. Radmer had assured Lavinia that the marriage would be on a friendly basis only. He needed a kind stepmother for his daughter and a competent housekeeper to run his home. It seemed to be the ideal arrangement-for everyone except Lavinia!
Matilda had every quality that turned a man's head, but she had remained heart-whole and fancy-free despite a number of offers. Then she met eminent surgeon James Scott-Thurlow and fell in love at first sight. But James clearly did not feel the same way. How could he when he was already engaged to the glamorous Rhoda?
Araminta Pomfrey is finally about to pursue her dream to train as a nurse when she finds herself looking after the twin nephews of Dr. Marcus van der Breugh! Marcus is so handsome and kind that Mintie knows she's fallen in love. But does Marcus want a wife?
To keep her small family together, Isobel Barrington managed to make ends meet-just!-by doing private nursing jobs. Her mother had only a small pension and her younger brother had to be educated somehow.Isobel really shouldn't have had time to fall in love with Dr. Thomas Winters-but she did anyway. Unfortunately, he wasn't likely to be interested in her when the lovely Ella Stokes was around, so Isobel ought to try to forget him. Easier said than done!
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