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The Quiet Professor

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  353 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
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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Oct 05, 2012 Leona rated it liked it
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
Oct 13, 2010 Kathy rated it it was amazing
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Dec 10, 2015 Teri-k rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story, about a young woman whose fiance falls in love with her younger sister. Poor Megan, she may not have been desperately in love, but no one likes to be jilted for her kid sister, even if she does love her a lot. Fortunately Megan is a sensible girl from a lovely family and she tries to handle things well. Still, it's hard to keep running into your ex fiance at work. Enter our RDD, who suggests Megan take a break by working in an orphanage in Holland for a few weeks.

Sep 25, 2012 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: print
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
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
Nancy Crayton
Despite the stories being somewhat formulaic, there are exceptions that stand out. This is one of them. The characters are more developed and there are no villains, just realistic disappointments. The disappointment is inevitable for the real romance between Megan and the Professor to happen.
If you are not familiar with Betty Neels' novels, they are old fashioned or "straight-laced" as she puts it. But the attraction between the characters is undeniable. It's closer to Jane Austen and Georgett
Sep 21, 2012 Charlotte rated it really liked it
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
Jun 29, 2010 Ashleigh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite, owned, good-read
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.
Oct 23, 2014 Kobie rated it it was amazing
a betty neels book with a pretty heroine!
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Mar 03, 2016 Yuvadee Patchon marked it as walai
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I've heard mostly positive things about Betty Neels, so when I found a plethora of her books for free at my local library, I didn't hesitate to bring them home.

I'm still really not sure how I feel about this author, she's a fairly decent writer, but maybe she's just not my cup of tea.

Her plots usually feature a mousy, doe eyed, plain jane heroine. Where Who meets a doctor/professor/business man. Usually set in a cutesy small town where everyone knows eachother, or begins in a gothic, cinderella
Apr 27, 2009 Debi rated it did not like it
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
Feb 18, 2016 Nenya rated it liked it
Shelves: sibling-with-so
h's bf and younger sister fall in love. but hey, they didn't mean to hurt her, it just happened. let's all be mature about this, and cheer everyone on, because after all, the h has the H to fall into love with. pah. siblings and significant others, ew! i don't care how "sweet" and clean the storyline, i cannot stand that crap.
apart from that, if the h was assured never to come across the weasel that was her bf, i'd be okay with it. (bf could've fallen for the gardener's daughter, another nurse,
Feb 22, 2013 Megan rated it it was ok
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
May 02, 2012 Talia Adams rated it it was amazing
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.
A nice little romance. The hero was very nonverbal though. That would have frustrated me.
Heroine is almost too good to be true. Was getting a bit annoyed with her selflessness.
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Mar 29, 2016 Marybelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming old fashion romance.
Aug 28, 2011 Beth rated it it was ok
I thought this one was dull.
Jan 20, 2013 Allison rated it it was amazing
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.(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 Stat ...more
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