This book differs somewhat from other books by Betty Neels in that Charity, the heroine, is NOT a nurse! Jake, the hero is still a doctor, or a professor, but the heroine is his secretary instead of his nurse. This book is also different because sometimes in Neels' books it takes me a little while to come around to liking the hero but I loved Jake from the very beginning of the book.
When Charity first realizes she is in love with Jake she is horrified and is determined that he will never know of her feelings for him. She feels that it is never a good idea to form any sort of personal attachment to a man who is also her employer. The "other woman" in this story is Brenda but she is sort of a phantom threat to Charity because pretty much the only contacts Charity and Brenda have are brief conversations on the telephone.
Jake and Charity live and work in London but Jake is from Norway and when he has to make a business trip to that country he takes Charity with him to type up the notes from the conference and to take minutes in some of the meetings. He also combines business with pleasure and takes Charity with him to visit his family. As they travel across Norway, going from the conference to Jake's family's home, the places mentioned in the book were real places and any time I read a book about a real place with which I am unfamiliar, I like to look it up on Yahoo so I have some understanding of what the place looks like. I found some beautiful pictures of the towns and fjords which made up the various settings in this book. I also learned what a "stave" church is and was able to find some awesome pictures on the internet of these churches which have survived since medieval times.
I loved the characters, I loved the setting, and I loved the book! If you are a fan of Betty Neels you do NOT want to miss this book!