Comfort food for a reader's soul., June 24, 2006
Reviewer: sandynakamura "senior reader" (Brush Prairie Wa USA) - See all my reviews
Reading Betty Neels is like listening to George Strait, if you like one song chances are you are going to like all the others, if not, move on. Ms. Neels has essentially written the same story 134 times and if it pleased you once it will satisfy over and over. In this book Deborah, surgical nurse, has secretly been in love with the Dutch doctor who has been working at her hospital for two years. He seems aloof and oblivious to her and others. As the story opens he pops in and asks her to marry him as he is leaving for Holland and wants a companion and hostess to manage his home life and obligations while he continutes his practice. Love is not mentioned and Deborah, who had been on the point of fleeing, gives in and accepts. The plot progresses through fancy dinners and expensive fashions until love triumphs in the end. Though it sounds as if I am mocking, believe me it is just a gentle nudge as I have read most all of these books more than once already in my life and have a stack at hand to fall back on when real reading gets tough. Either this is a comfort zone for you or they will annoy you. But if you choose to embrace them, welcome to my world!