In London, a hospital clerk finds herself attracting the attention of an older physician who's definitely out of her league. She never imagined she'd be the target of A Christmas Romance.
In Australia, a news reporter meets up with her estranged husband, and discovers that she'd been tricked into leaving him for all the wrong reasons. So, for the sake of their daughter, the
Here we have an engaged, abrupt, grumpy Dutch doctor falling in love with the lowly hospital receptionist, Ermentrude (Emmy). She may be plain, but she's also plain spoken — even outspoken — and doesn't put up with His Royal Grumpiness or take any of his guff.
Bemused, Ruerd soon find...more
Betty has a wonderful way of "spinning the yarn" and she rarely disappoints her fans. For me this one was pure magic.
This was a very understated book that packed a powerful punch. I actually think the character of Emmy is one of Betty's more enjoyable heroines. Emmy has been handed a tough life. She's plain and mousy. She and her fami...more
And of course our RDD has the requisite beautiful and snooty fiancee, Annelise.
Betty Neels obviously lived in a steampunk-esque alternate world than I lived in, a 1997 where a house might still not have a proper phone in it, much less people carrying around cell phones....more
Ermentrude Foster has always known that she was plain, looking in the mirror attested to that fact. So why was Dr. Rued ter Mennolt unable to keep her out of his mind. Emmy worked as a telephone operator to help support her parents and Dr. ter Mennolt was a visiting consultant from Holland. But fate kept throwing them together and Ruerd found himself thinking more and more of Emmy, despite the fact he was engaged to be married to the beautiful and sophisticated Anneliese. When...more
Ruerd is already engaged to a suitable, beautiful woman, but the plain little Emmy gets under his skin.
A dumb series of coincidences make it even more unrealistic.
I don't mean to be insulting to our beloved author but i just simply hated this book.its totaly worthless.