COVER: "It was his fault that she'd lost her job at the hospital and had been forced to look elsewhere for work. She hadn't expected to meet him in this new environment. Radolf was just the sort of man Sarah disliked most--arrogant, opinionated and entirely too sure of himself. And yet, each time she saw him, she found herself wondering what he really thought of her. Which was stupid because he was the last man on earth she could ever love."
Sarah works for Professor Nauta in a hospital in London, but, at his request, uses her vacation time to look after his granny in Holland, who is old and dying. Unfortunately, staying for the funeral causes her to be late in returning to work, and her supervisor insists she never received the letter of explanation that Sarah sent to her. So she is fired, without Radolf's knowledge. Later, Sarah finds work as a maid in the home of Lady Wesley, who, unknown to Sarah, happens to be godmother to Radolf. At lot of this story entails Radolf's search for Sarah in his efforts to right a wrong. Along the way, he falls in love with Sarah, and she with him, but neither is willing to admit it. Matched antagonists to the end, they finally do discover each other and a love for a lifetime. A typical Betty Neels romance, I found this one a bit "spicier" than most in that the dialog between the characters was "peppery" at times, but always sweet. If you are an animal lover, (and I am!) Betty's descriptions of the animals in this book, Charles the cat and Trotter the dog, are delightful! Five stars for this one!