Roses Have Thorns

Roses Have Thorns He was cold hearted and arrogantd she loved him to distraction Sarah had been happy working at the hospital until Radolf Nauta interfered and left her jobless Forced to find other means to support her

  • Title: Roses Have Thorns
  • Author: Betty Neels
  • ISBN: 9780373512386
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • He was cold hearted and arrogantd she loved him to distraction Sarah had been happy working at the hospital until Radolf Nauta interfered and left her jobless Forced to find other means to support herself, she was totally unprepared to meet the domineering Radolf again He hadn t changed one bit But Sarah had, and she soon realized that her heart now belonged toHe was cold hearted and arrogantd she loved him to distraction Sarah had been happy working at the hospital until Radolf Nauta interfered and left her jobless Forced to find other means to support herself, she was totally unprepared to meet the domineering Radolf again He hadn t changed one bit But Sarah had, and she soon realized that her heart now belonged to him.

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    About “Betty Neels

    • Betty Neels

      Betty Neels was born on September 15, 1910 in Devon to a family with firm roots in the civil service She said she had a blissfully happy childhood and teenage years This stood her in good stead later for the tribulations to come with the Second World War She was sent away to boarding school, and then went on to train as a nurse, gaining her SRN and SCM, that is, State Registered Nurse and State Certificate of Midwifery.In 1939 she was called up to the Territorial Army Nursing Service, which later became the Queen Alexandra Reserves, and was sent to France with the Casualty Clearing Station This comprised eight nursing sisters, including Betty, to 100 men In other circumstances, she thought that might have been quite thrilling When France was invaded in 1940, all the nursing sisters managed to escape in the charge of an army major, undertaking a lengthy and terrifying journey to Boulogne in an ambulance They were incredibly fortunate to be put on the last hospital ship to be leaving the port of Boulogne But Betty s war didn t end there, for she was posted to Scotland, and then on to Northern Ireland, where she met her Dutch husband He was a seaman aboard a minesweeper, which was bombed He survived and was sent to the south of Holland to guard the sluices However, when they had to abandon their post, they were told to escape if they could, and along with a small number of other men, he marched into Belgium They stole a ship and managed to get it across the Channel to Dover before being transferred to the Atlantic run on the convoys Sadly he became ill, and that was when he was transferred to hospital in Northern Ireland, where he met Betty They eventually married, and were blessed with a daughter They were posted to London, but were bombed out As with most of the population, they made the best of things.When the war finally ended, she and her husband were repatriated to Holland As his family had believed he had died when his ship went down, this was a very emotional homecoming The small family lived in Holland for 13 years, and Betty resumed her nursing career there When they decided to return to England, Betty continued her nursing and when she eventually retired she had reached the position of night superintendent.Betty Neels began writing almost by accident She had retired from nursing, but her inquiring mind had no intention of vegetating, and her new career was born when she heard a lady in her local library bemoaning the lack of good romance novels There was little in Betty s background to suggest that she might eventually become a much loved novelist.Her first book, Sister Peters in Amsterdam, was published in 1969, and by dint of often writing four books a year, she eventually completed 134 books She was always quite firm upon the point that the Dutch doctors who frequently appeared in her stories were not based upon her husband, but rather upon an amalgam of several of the doctors she met while nursing in Holland.To her millions of fans around the world, Betty Neels epitomized romance She was always amazed and touched that her books were so widely appreciated She never sought plaudits and remained a very private person, but it made her very happy to know that she brought such pleasure to so many readers, while herself gaining a quiet joy from spinning her stories It is perhaps a reflection of her upbringing in an earlier time that the men and women who peopled her stories have a kindliness and good manners, coupled to honesty and integrity, that is not always present in our modern world Her myriad of fans found a warmth and a reassurance of a better world in her stories, along with characters who touched the heart, which is all and than one could ask of a romance writer She received a great deal of fan mail, and there was always a comment upon the fascinating places she visited in her stories Quite often those of her fans fortunate enough to visit Holland did use h



    160 thoughts on “Roses Have Thorns

    • 4.5 stars. Sarah Fletcher, age 28. Small and thin with pansy eyes. Hair color? Has a cat named Charles at her bed-sit. Mother dead, father remarried then died. Stepmother kicked her out five years previously. Outpatient Receptionist at St. Cyprian's.Professor Radolf Nauta was previously engaged to a Veronica who instead ran away with a South American millionaire. His mother comes to visit him at his clinic and decides Sarah would do as companion to her MIL, who is terminally ill. Radolf asks her [...]


    • RDD (Rich Dutch Doctor) has sworn off women, having been dumped years ago by his fiancee who ran off with a wealthy South American. Our heroine is his receptionist at a local London hospital. She ends up getting fired (Doctor's fault) with no references. He happens to be out of the country when she is fired. On his return, he frantically searches all of London to find her consumed by guilt that she lost her job. She ends up taking a position as a maid for a wealthy woman who turns out to be the [...]


    • This was the first (and will always be the greatest in my mind) Betty I ever read. I was nineteen years old, I was doing a gap year by working full-time as a receptionist for a small retail store, and I was so lonely that even cockroaches felt sorry for my friendless self. I was in need of the comfort and fantasy that Betty Neels could provide, and, since Harlequin was sending, at least, one Betty title every three months (it seemed), I soon had many companions. Within the paperback binding of t [...]


    • Un encanto de novela.Personajes queribles, una heroína fuerte y luchadora, un héroe distinto a los de Betty, para nada un doctor amable y correcto: él dice groserías y no se disculpa con nadie.La química entre los protagonistas es deliciosa ^^, sus conversaciones me dejaron suspirando y lograron que éste sea uno de mis favoritos de esta autora.


    • I love Betty Neels. Her books give details about the settings and the homes but not so much (at all) about the physical side of the love story. Very predictable but very comfortable, too.


    • I enjoyed reading this story by Betty Neels very much. Her heroine is self-reliant, looks for solutions rather than indulging in self-pity and maintains her integrity. She doesn't draw attention to herself and yet almost everyone she comes into contact with likes her. Except the hero - at first glance. But he is carrying a huge chip on his shoulder because ten years earlier the girl he thought he loved jilted him.He was not the worst hero that Betty Neels wrote. He's not deliberately cruel, just [...]




    • It was a good book until the end where the professor just automatically thinks about rabbit snares when the girl is missing, like that would be the first thing to pop into anyone's mind.



    • I really wonder what is the appeal of Betty Neels' books! The pace was slow, but the settings, characters and daily routines and minutiae were always vividly and lovingly described, with the dry humour or tongue in cheek descriptions or remarks thrown in, that made me unable to put the books down.I first read her book way back in early 2000 I think. It felt too slow for my younger self but now I fully appreciate her books after the rushed, instant lust norm in category romance the past decade. M [...]


    • By far my favoriteThis was an excellent story, I loved it from beginning to end. Wonderful and easy to read, nice and clean, thank you.


    • One of TGB's best. Dialogue is sparkling, our RDD is testy, irascible and very much in need of love and understanding. Our heroine Sarah is small, shy, and plain. Working in obscurity in our Professor's clinic since her uncaring Stepmother kicked her out of her family home. The plot is involved. Our main characters strike ⚡️ off of each other and the supporting characters are vividly drawn and engaging. When Sarah gets her HEA we are glad.


    • This was a fun little blast from the past. I was a huge Betty Neels fan as a teen, and though I cannot remember whether I've read this one before, it has the Betty Neels formula down pat: imposing, grouchy, emotionally constipated Dutch doctor falls for plain Jane nobody with the dazzling well-loved kindhearted pathological cheerfulness/personality of a Disney princess, they dislike one another etc. etc. happily ever after ;)


    • This was an extremely chaste love story but maybe I am nit-picking here but there was so little romance that it hardly felt like a love story. I get "girl doesn't like boy and then changes her mind" but it was sudden and almost without enough build up to make it believable. I'll try one more by this author and see if it is as unremarkable as this one.


    • One of the first Harlequin authors I remember reading. I was completely enthralled by the exotic locales in her books when I was 14. Now reading these books are more of a way of remembering the aunt who got me started on them. I'll probably always love them due to the nostalgia factor. her books will always be some of my favorites to re-read.



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