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Cruise to a Wedding

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Everybody said that Loveday was good in a crisis. When her old friend asked for help Loveday was only too willing to lend a hand. Rimada was desperately in love and wanted to get married, but her guardian, Baron Adam de Wolf van Osinga, didn't approveof her choice. Loveday was in charge of the couple's wedding plans. Adam was going t

Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Harlequin (first published 1974)
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Fiona Marsden
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I was reading this book I kept visualising this conversation between Betty Neels and her publisher.

M&B: Have you thought of writing something a little different Betty, something that isn't all Holland and Dutch doctors.

Betty: Everyone loves my Dutch doctors. Although a good few come from Friesland which isn't quite the same thing you know.

M&B: That's true...but you know...variety. Have you thought of setting the story somewhere different.

Betty: I've done some completely set in Engl
Oct 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: print
4 Stars ~ Lovejoy is the head nurse in charge of a very busy operating theater in a London hospital. Her closest friend, Rimada, is a Dutch nurse working in the same hospital. Lovejoy is more level headed than Rimada, who comes from a wealthy family and really doesn't need to work. Until she's 25, Rimada's cousin acts as her guardian in charge of her trust and it was at his urging that she took up nursing in England. Lovejoy is amazed at how often her friend falls in and out of love, and now, af ...more
Pamela Shropshire
Oct 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tgb
First, let me say that this is not, and never has been, my favorite Betty Neels book. Loveday annoys me. Adam annoys me. Rimada annoys me.

Loveday Pearce is a Theatre Sister in a London hospital. Her best friend there is a Dutch girl, Rimada de Wolffe. Rimada is wealthy and has a guardian (and frankly needs one). She imagines herself to be in love with Terry, one of the housemen, and wants to marry him. Loveday is sure this is NOT a good idea UNTIL she meets said guardian and Rimada tells Loveday
Not the craziest Neels I've read (which is not saying all that much). Still made my hand twitch until I got out a pen to annotate it, though.
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 seemed modern for Betty. copyright is 1974 and mentions George Michael. I found the friend aspect of story annoying, but still love Betty.
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too much planning in this book for me.
Janice Aitkens
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good book

It now come in to the 70s of the books but by today's standards dated but an enjoyable read
A reread from several years ago. A nice little escape during a busy week.

First finished reading December 8, 2012
Reread November 22, 2015
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delightful, rather predictable, old-fashioned romance. I loved it!
Tonya Warner
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definately enjoy the writings of Betty Neels.

Loveday Pearce might be considered a bit of a busybody by the Baron Adam De Wolff van Ozinga where his niece, Rimada is concerned, but he takes his duty as guardian very seriously. Loveday might think she is helping her friend to escape to a wedding, but she ends up with one herself.
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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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