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by Betty Neels

  • Author: Betty Neels
  • ISBN: 0373027877
  • ISBN13: 978-0373027873
  • ePub: 1632 kb | FB2: 1367 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Harlequin (August 1, 1986)
  • Pages: 187
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Girl Named Rose ePub download

A Girl Named Rose Hardcover – Large Print, July 2, 2003.

A Girl Named Rose Hardcover – Large Print, July 2, 2003. by. Betty Neels (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Book 70 of 79 in the Dr Fforde Series. Those of ya'll that are Betty Neels fans know the general premise is a rich handsome doctor falls for a nurse (sometimes she is not beautiful, she might be under appreciated or from a home of privilege but has recently fallen on hard times).

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Betty Neels (born 15 September 1909 in Leyton, England – d. 7 June 2001 in England) was a prolific British writer of over 134 romance novels (first publication entirely for Mills & Boon in United Kingdom and later reprinted in the North America . . 7 June 2001 in England) was a prolific British writer of over 134 romance novels (first publication entirely for Mills & Boon in United Kingdom and later reprinted in the North America by Harlequin), beginning in 1969 and continuing until her death. Her work is known for being particularly chaste.

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Through pure chance, Rose met Sybren Werdmer ter Sane, one of the most eminent surgeons in Holland. Their accidental meeting led her to a job, nursing Sybren's godson. Rose loved everything about her new life -- including Sybren! But surely such an important man wouldn't have time to take an interest in her. What Rose didn't realize was that she had the gift of love. It touched everyone around her -- even hard-hearted surgeons.

4 1/2 stars. Rose Comely has no family except for Aunt Millicent, her late mother’s elder sister and a step-mother, with whom no love is lost. Her step-mother has pounded into Rose’s head that she is plain and that no man will want to marry her. Now, newly Gold-medal qualified, Rose and her pretty friend, Sadie, are on holiday with some other nurses in Amsterdam to celebrate their qualifying. Rose and Sadie get lost while wandering the streets of Amsterdam when it begins to storm. Rose knocks on the door of one of the beautiful houses along the canal and of course, it belongs to an RDD who invites them in. His name is Sybren Werdmer ter Sane and he appears quite smitten with Sadie while Rose doesn’t make much of an impression. He gives them tea and a ride back to their hotel and that is that.

The girls go back to London; Rose is assigned as staff nurse on children’s surgical (which is what she hoped for). She literally runs into Mr. Werdmer ter Sane (for the sake of brevity and because I’m an American, I’m going to call him ‘Sybren’ much earlier than Rose does); Sadie also sees him. Rose has barely settled in on Children’s Surgical when she is called to the office. She hears the PNO talking to Sybren – it seems he asked for Sadie to be loaned to him as private duty nurse whereas Miss Timms is insistent that Rose should get the task (Rose is more experienced with children – Sybren counters that Rose “lacks a certain light-heartedness”). Sybren gives in graciously and accepts Rose.

Rose is needed to nurse the toddler of Duert and Christina ter Brandt (Not Once But Twice), who fell and fractured his skull – aww, how sad! Chrissy is within weeks of delivering their second child and is understandably distraught and insistent on an English nurse. Duert, who we know is besotted with his dear Chrissy, is willing to get anything or anyone that will make her content.

So Sybren hustles Rose to Amsterdam and she hunkers down to care for Duert the Younger, eschewing adequate exercise and change of scenery; she is rewarded when on the fourth day, little Duert regains consciousness while Rose is singing “Hey, Diddle, Diddle.” He opens his blue eyes and says “lickle dog” with both Rose and Sybren as witnesses.

Sybren very reluctantly finds himself unable to get Rose out of his head. Once little Duert is out of danger, he is released to go home. Rose is to stay with the ter Brandts for a couple of weeks just to make sure all is well. Duert transports little Duert and Rose to his home on the very day Chrissy is giving birth to their daughter, so the house is understandably unsettled. As soon as things get back to normal, Chrissy insists that Rose have a free day; she plans to explore Amsterdam. Sybren asks if he can accompany her, but she turns him down; he warns her not to go into Dam Square because “it’s the gathering place of any number of strange types these days.”

Contrarily, she decides to make Dam Square the highlight of her day.
He happens to be driving past Dam Square the next day and, seeing Rose being accosted by some ne’er-do-well, feels compelled to stop and rescue her. He also feels compelled to say, “I told you so,” and she admits that was, in fact, why she went to Dam Square in the first place. “She walked briskly away, happily unable to hear or understand his softly muttered Dutch swearwords. She would have to go soon, he thought, watching her straight back disappearing down the street. She was a disturbing influence in his life and he wished whole-heartedly to be rid of it.”

Soon, Rose prepares to return to England; Christina invites her to come back to visit later in the year. Rose is given 4 days leave as soon as she checks into the hospital, so she goes to stay with Aunt Millicent. She can’t figure out why she is feeling so unsettled until someone opens the garden gate one day; when she instinctively hopes to see Sybren, she realizes she has fallen in love with him. She considers it a great waste, of course and resolves to forget him.
As for Sybren, he also has been unable to get Rose out of his mind in spite of the beautiful Mies van Toule. “Why,” he asked himself irritably, “should a small plain girl, unfashionable as to dress and lacking in witty conversation, remain so persistently in his head to annoy him?” And so when Mr. Creswell asks him to assist on a tricky case in London, he cancels everything and jumps at the chance to go to London.

Duert and Christina provide opportunities for Sybren and Rose to be together. While Rose is having a holiday with the ter Brandts, Sybren takes her out for the day. They go back to his house (she gets the House Tour o’Love). Sybren makes a rather ham-handed attempt at a Declaration and who knows what might have happened, but of course, the telephone rings. He tells her he should be back soon, then, “It’s only fair to tell you that that was Mies.” A short time later, Hans tells her there is a call for her. It’s Malevolent Mies, who tells Rose that she and Sybren are celebrating and therefore he will not be back tonight. She returns to the ter Brandts home.

Of course, Sybren was working desperately, but in vain, to save the life of a child. Later, he apologizes to Rose but of course since she has the wrong idea in her head, she misconstrues his words. She tells him she never wants to see him again. He doesn’t give up that easily, but neither does Rose. She returns to England.

A minor obstacle is cast up in the way of new houseman Percy Pride (who takes Rose out with the key to a friend’s flat in his pocket; Rose says, no thank you, she is not interesting in looking at his etchings). Sybren catches her on the rebound and takes her out to dinner – no progress in the overall war but no open hostilities, either.

What do we need to get our RDD and PBN together? How about an oldie but goodie – a bomb! Yes, a bomb explodes and Rose’s ward is hardest hit; she is trying to keep a small patient alive (Shirley – there is a lot about her in this book; she had cancer in her leg and Sybren operated on her; she has had complications) and cannot leave. Percy Pride runs away in panic and leaves Rose and Shirley to “fry to a crisp” so it’s up to our RDD to save the fair damsel, which he does. When she later faints from shock, he is also there to scoop her up and take her to her room.

A few days later, Rose is going home to Aunt Millicent. She sees Sybren and tells him goodbye – and she means goodbye. He asks her how she thinks of him and she answers that she thinks of him as “a very eminent surgeon.” Sybren leaves to return to Holland and is well on his way to the ferry when he turns around and drives back to the hospital. He goes to the nurses’ home and talks to Sadie, who tells him how to get to Aunt Millicent’s home. Sybren tells Rose, “I had my life planned, unexciting but satisfactory enough and somehow it didn’t concern me overmuch. And then we met.”

Rose says she understands, it was just a flash in the pan. She says, “I’ve made up my mind. I really don’t want to see you again. Please go now.” And he does, but as Aunt Millicent says, “He’ll be back.”
And he does. He catches her at the hospital and now it’s time for a little not-going-to-take-no-for-an-answer. He stuffs her into his car and now that he has her as a captive audience, finally, FINALLY, he gets to make his Declaration. When Rose asks if he really wants to marry her, he says, “Oh, yes, my darling Rose, I really do, and if we were not on a motorway I would stop and underline that statement.”

This book is really great; maybe it goes on just a wee bit too long, but still, I loved it. First of all, we get to see a LOT of Sybren’s viewpoint, from the first time Rose begins to get under his skin until he finally surrenders to his love for her. All those Bettys who deplore how easily the RDD gets an acceptance to his proposal will love this one, because Rose really makes him jump through hoops. And Rose – well, her friend Sadie said it best: “Rose is a darling girl but very pig-headed.”
Briefly, part of this is from another review, but will explain my bias a little. [Ok, before I go into my review, I feel I have to be 100% honest with you. I am a huge - make that HUGE Betty Neels fan. I discovered her when I was 10 or 11 years old. Over the years, I have collected every Betty Neels novel ever in print. Even special ordering them all the way from England because I was having difficulty finding them over here in the States.]


Story/Plot: 5 - Having read any number of Betty Neels books, sometimes I remember others more clearly than others. There are times I go looking for a specific book and cannot find it because although I remember the book, I don't remember the title. I find this deeply frustrating especially when I have so many books I have to go through just to find one specific book.

This being said, I want to help others like me out there, who are fans of Betty Neels or who are looking for a specific title, but feel helpless lost in the sea of her amazing amount of books. So, I am going to post a brief spoiler at the beginning of her books here in this section in the hopes I can help you find that one book you must read again.

SPOILER COMMENT: In this delightful romance, our heroine, Rose Comely is vacationing in Holland with a group of nurses from her hospital. She and her beautiful friend are caught in a sudden storm and seek shelter in the house of prominent Dutch surgeon Sybren Werdmer ter Sane. It also bears mentioning this book includes characters Duert and Christina from Not Once but Twice and Rose and Sybren's are mentioned again in The Doubtful Marriage. Of course, much more happens, but I don't want to spoil it too much for you.

Those of ya'll that are Betty Neels fans know the general premise is a rich handsome doctor falls for a nurse (sometimes she is not beautiful, she might be under appreciated or from a home of privilege but has recently fallen on hard times).

Those of you who are not Betty Neels fans, I highly recommend her works especially if you like Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer. Her romances are usually light, sweet and quick reads (usually no more than 9 chapters).

Highly enjoyable any volume you pick up.

Re-read Value: 5 - I am always re-reading Betty Neels.

Continue Series: - Not really applicable, but I will admit once you read one Betty Neels, you kinda find yourself wanting to read others even if they are similar. Although this is not part of a series, as mentioned above, other characters from other books touch upon this one.

Characters: 5 - I never meet a Betty Neels hero or heroine I do not like to be honest. I did feel a little that Sybren rushed things a little at the end, but at the same times, I found in most Betty Neels novels the hero's feelings are not pressing until Chapters 8 or 9.

Cover: 3 - From a previous review - same sentiments [50/50. To be honest, if you didn't know who Betty Neels was when you picked up this cover, you might not know it was a romance from the look of it. But prior to her passing and when she did pass, there were a number of her books that were reissued with these more artsy covers. I also have the original cover this was released in paperback, which does say romance.]

Genre Fulfillment: 5 - Romance, check.

Personal Involvement: 4 - I love all Betty Neels. Although this wasn't a personal favorite, I still highly enjoyed it and love re-reading it when I get in the mood.
Betty Neels takes the basic romance plot and fleshes it out with details of place, setting, interior and exterior spaces and thoughtful characters. The stories all seem much alike, yet they interest just the same. There's always the promise of a happily ever after. And if you need a change from the more complex plots of mysteries and pschodramas, this might be for you. It's escapist fiction in its purest form. For all Neels fans, this one's a winner.
I read all the Betty Neel books years ago and last year, while cleaning out one of my closets, I found two boxes of her books. I started reading them again after alot (we are talking ALOT) of years, and found them even more delightful that the first time I read them. They are gentle books, appropriate for a woman who wants a sweet love story without all the graphic sex, in a time when men were gentlemen and you didn't have sex until after the wedding. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the more graphic sex scenes in the Julie Garwood, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, J. D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts), Iris Johannsen and the other romance and mystery authors, but it is nice to go back in time and read about a generation who didn't always jump the gun or live with contant mayhem and murder. Most of my friends were like me; our first "experience" was on our wedding night. So thank you, Betty Neel, Julie Garwood, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Nora Roberts and others for all the pleasure and adventure you have provided in my life. Sincerely, J. R. Dominy
I just love these stories, they are short enough to read in one evening, and clean enough not to have to skip pages. A real treat!
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