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The Quiet Professor

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Megan's perfect world falls apart and her one hope is Professor Jake van Belfield. He seems determined to rebuild her life--but why is he taking such a personal interest in her? Reissue.
Paperback, Best of Betty Neels, 224 pages
Published September 2003 by Harlequin (first published December 1992)
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Another sweet story by Betty Neels. Megan is a duty nurse at one of the large hospitals in London situated in a rough neighborhood. The Professor, is Dutch and is in research and pathology. He is also a wealthy baron. (f course, this is a Betty Neel's story)

Megan is engaged to Oscar, who finds himself falling in love with her sister. Megan is jilted and needs to come to grips with the fact that her sister will marry her ex-fiance.

The Professor, always seems to be able to anticipate what Megan...more
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4 Stars ~ Megan's a chief nurse at a very busy London hospital and she's engaged to a resident doctor. She'd always thought she'd be swept away when she fell in love, but she's content with the affectionate relationship she has with Oscar. When Megan discovers that Oscar has fallen in love with her younger sister Melanie, she's honest with everyone that though she'd always been very fond of Oscar, her's wasn't a deep passion. As Oscar and Melanie plan their wedding, it becomes difficult for the...more
Great book, couldn't put it down. The Professor was exactly my type of guy and made me wish I was Megan. Great romance without the porn/gratuitous sex of the usual Harlequins. Great read for someone looking for a sappy romance that warms the heart and ends happily.
Mandy Sickle
Megan’s life is perfect she’s engaged to a young doctor, she enjoys her job working as a nurse, and she recently acquired a flat of her own away from the other nurses. Yet everything changes on the trip home to introduce her family to her fiancé Oscar. He falls head over heels in love with her shy younger sister. At first Megan just assumes he’s being nice spending time with her family but when the truth comes out she finds she’s not as disappointed by the news as she thought. Her heart is crack...more
After a tiresome and difficult few days I wanted a book to take me far away and plop me down in the middle of someone else's life, so I idly picked up this book that had been lying on my desk for a week or so, ever since I plucked it out of a trash box I happened upon on a recent walk.

I can't say that it's any good really. It's poorly written and oozes with 50's stereotypes. But it did grant me a few hours escapism and I can't say I regret spending this morning wasting my time reading it. I won...more
I adore Betty Neels, I really do, and this is yet another of her very sweet (without being treacly) romances between a lovely but somewhat ill-used Ward Sister (dumped by her fiance for her sister) and a very large, very sure of himself, very reticent Dutch Professor. After she realises her sister and fiance are in the kind of love he and she are not, the lovely Megan is whisked off to the Netherlands by the Professor to work in an orphanage "for a change". She only realises she is quite in love...more
Usually I think my mom has good taste so I figured I would try this when she sent it as a "light read". Oh good grief. This thing was not my cup of tea at all. Lame, predictable, but I kept right on reading for the laugh factor. Good to know that the main character Megan ended up with the right guy after all, but getting there was a painful journey!
Talia Adams
All Betty Neels books are a refreshing, light read. Good when you just want some fluff. Always love the characters. Nice love stories that I never grow tired of.
Laura the Highland Hussy
I remember reading this author like crazy when I was a teen! I know I read this one. I don't remember what I thought of it though.
I thought this one was dull.
Excellent story.
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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, which stood her in good stead 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 Cert...more
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