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Sun and Candlelight

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  208 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Dr. Sarre van Diederijk did a lot to restore Alethea's damaged pride when Nick Penrose badly hurt and humiliated her. So a short time later, when he asked her to marry him and go to Holland to live, she accepted. After all, Sarre was a very nice, kind man, and Alethea might actually be happier with him than she would have been with Nick, even though love wasn't part of the ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published August 7th 2000 by Harlequin Mills & Boon (first published 1979)
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Kay
Mar 01, 2015 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 Stars ~ When Alethea's dinner date leaves her abruptly in the middle of their meal, in anger because she refuses to become his lover, she's worried how she'll take care of the bill. When the waiter brings it, she peeks at the amount, and envisions the scene that is to come when he returns as she can't pay it. Alethea is the sister in charge of the Orthopaedic Unit at a busy London hospital; her date, Nick, was the Orthpaedic Registrar. She'd thought he was going to propose marriage not a dirty ...more
Leona
If you are a Betty Neels fan, then I would recommend this book to you, even though I would only give it 3 stars.

Alethea is left stranded one night at an expensive restaurant by her boyfriend when she refuses to go away for the weekend. Seems she got all "dolled up" for a wonderful evening anticipating that boyfriend was going to propose. He proposed, just not the right question.

Left stranded at the table, with no money to pay the bill, she is rescued by an attractive man. (who pays the bill for
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Nov 25, 2014 Pamela Shropshire rated it it was amazing
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Fiona Marsden
Oct 15, 2016 Fiona Marsden rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who like quick sweet romances
Recommended to Fiona by: Favourite Author
Sarre and Alethia. This is another one which I loved the title reference. A quote from Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Alethia thinks her doctor boyfriend Nick is about to propose at a special dinner. He does, but only an illicit weekend in Brighton. Not something a parson's daughter would agree to. Nick takes it badly and leaves her with the bill. She is rescued by Sarre who turns out to be the new consultant at her Orthopedic ward.

With Nick also on the ward as registrar, making her life miserable,
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Kristine Morgan
Aug 30, 2013 Kristine Morgan rated it really liked it
Good sweet story
Tonya Warner
Wonderful as always. Betty Neels at her best.

Sarre and Alethea come together in a great story.
Teri Pre
Oct 07, 2015 Teri Pre rated it liked it
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This is my 2nd books by Neels and all of her stories (there were 3 in one and 1 in this one) seem to have the same premise. This will be the last one of hers that I read.
Renea
Jun 02, 2017 Renea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gallantry has it's rewards.

Alethea was sure tonight would be so special, although they had only been seeing each other for a few months, Nick had told her he had something important to ask her. Had it not been for the kindly and oh so timely actions of a complete stranger Alethea's mortification would have been complete. I have always enjoyed Betty Neels books as a teenager, her characters are usually so charming in their mistaken thoughts. From a different time period than the current independe
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Hopefulpuffin
Feb 21, 2017 Hopefulpuffin rated it liked it
Jaguar, Bristol, Colt Sapporo (aka Mitsubishi), Fiat 500

Not Neels' best, IMO. Lovely British nurse thinks she's in love with cad British doctor. Enters into a MoC with RDD. Has challenging step-children, nanny and potential OW to deal with. All's well that ends well.

I just didn't love this one. I'm not exactly sure why but neither H nor h appealed to me. MoC plots have to be really stupendous for me to enjoy them and this one just wasn't there. Although I did enjoy the beginning quite a bit.
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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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