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A Match for Sister Maggy

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  166 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Sister Maggy MacFergus's height put off most men. When Dr. Paul Doelsma offers Maggy a job at a nursing home in Holland, she takes it. There was something special about Dr. Doelsma, and it wasn't just that he was taller than her. She was sensible enough to realize he'd never love her in return because he had already chosen himself a wonderful wife. But who is the lucky ...more
Paperback, The Best of Betty Neels, 218 pages
Published January 2002 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1969)
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May 06, 2013 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3 1/2 Stars ~ Maggy is a very efficient Ward Sister at an England hospital. She's 24, rather pretty and very tall at 6 feet. Paul is a visiting doctor specializing in gastric ailments and while lecturing in the English hospital, Maggy captures his attention. When Paul's mother visits England and ends up on Maggy's ward after suffering a heart attack, Paul is relieved that she is in Maggy's care. He works behind the scenes to ensure that when his mother is fit to travel back to Holland that Maggy ...more
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Jun 15, 2015 Pamela Shropshire rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Maggy MacFergus, 6 feet tall with chestnut hair, is head nurse on Women's Medical. We first meet her when she is late for a lecture - she is complaining about the doctor giving the lecture - supposing him to be elderly, bald, fat and near-sighted. Said doctor - Paul van Beijen Doelsma- is the very antithesis of this, AND he's standing right there.

A few days later, Dr. Doelsma's mother is brought in as a coronary patient. When she leaves the hospital, of course Maggy accompanies her back to Fries
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Jan 27, 2014 Fiona Marsden rated it really liked it
Sister Maggy is an Amazon in an Apron (the original title) at six foot tall. When Doctor Paul Doelsma arrives at her hospital, towering over her by six inches, it is a match made in heaven. Unfortunately these Dutch doctors can flirt perfectly well with attractive Dutch women but when it comes to the English love of their life they stuff it up. All those amused looks and mysterious hints about having found the woman he intends to marry might be all very well but Maggy isn't a mind reader and ...more
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" A lovely story. Both characters are very strong individuals who mostly mask their emotions." From a review posted by an member, read more Here.
Sep 17, 2009 Maggie rated it liked it
This was good, I can see why its a classic. Very tame compared to today's romance books but a nice and sweet story nonetheless.
Feb 06, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it
I'm upgrading this to a 4.0. I think some Neels novels just evolve when you ... well ... evolve too.
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Jun 23, 2010 Barb in Maryland rated it liked it
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Ah, the Betty Neels with the Highland Scots nurse. The Rich Doctor is Dutch, though.
A very early Neels (written in 1970). And, the Scots dialect is typical Romance Novel awful.
Jul 09, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
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"The good end happily and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means."

-- Oscar Wilde
May 09, 2012 Deava101 rated it really liked it
A classic and very different from modern romance. Love it!
Jul 30, 2011 Diana rated it liked it
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One of my favorites.
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Huge fan of Betty neels. Cute, clean easy reads.
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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 ...more
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