Stormy Springtime Hardcover – Large Print, Sep 9 1988
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About the Author
Romance readers around the world were sad to note the passing of Betty Neels in June 2001.Her career spanned thirty years, and she continued to write into her ninetieth year.To her millions of fans, Betty epitomized the romance writer.Betty's first book, Sister Peters in Amsterdam,was published in 1969, and she eventually completed 134 books.Her novels offer a reassuring warmth that was very much a part of her own personality.Her spirit and genuine talent live on in all her stories.
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He is, of course, a brilliant doctor, and we are told he has a good heart. He loves his mamma, his granny, and finds work for those he comes across who needs a job...such as Meg. Unlike other Betty Neel books, we are privy to very little of what is going on with Ralph. Nearly all of the story is told from Meg's point of view. Every now and then, Ralph tells her he is confused because he doesn't see her when she's around, but when she's not there, he misses her, or something of that sort. Had we seen something of this firsthand, from his point of view, it would have helped greatly, and I think this was the problem.
Also, unlike many of her books, most of the story takes place in London, or nearby in the country. There is one trip to Holland, but other than an accounting of towns they pass through, there's little 'color' or description of the area they visit, something I missed from other stories. The old Harlequins set in faraway places I've never visited are fun to read.
But, it is Betty Neels, so you can be assured of a well-written story with a happy, if abrupt, ending. While I didn't enjoy it as much as most other of her titles, it is surely not enough to prevent me from continuing to enjoy her lovely stories, and most Neel fans will be pleased. As always, no foul language, no sex, or anything remotely offensive. I read this on my Kindle and noticed no errors or problems in the digital form.
This Neels story deviates slightly as rich, good-looking Doctor Ralph Culver is British, while plain, kind, unskilled Meg Collins cared for her mother until her death. Conflict is provided by three very selfish, manipulative beauties, Ralph's girlfriend (?) and Meg's two sisters - three women anyone would love to hate. Throughout the story Ralph doesn't understand his attraction to Meg and fights it. As the story unfolds one wonders who rescues who; and if a relationship develops, who gains more?