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Betty Neels Books In Order

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Publication Order of Dr Fforde Books

Always and Forever (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor's Girl (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Final Touch Books

The Final Touch (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Happy Meeting (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Waiting for Deborah (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Match for Sister Maggy (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sister Peters in Amsterdam (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nurse in Holland (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visiting Consultant / Blow Hot, Blow Cold (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempestuous April (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fate is Remarkable (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tulips for Augusta (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tangled Autumn (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damsel In Green (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fifth Day of Christmas (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncertain Summer (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tabitha In the Moonlight (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wish with the Candles (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victory for Victoria (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saturday's Child (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter of Change (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cassandra by Chance (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three for a Wedding (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stars Through the Mist (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enchanting Samantha (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gemel Ring (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruise To A Wedding (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Of Living (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Rainbow (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roses for Christmas (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven is Gentle (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Star Looks Down (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon for Lavinia (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Small Slice of Summer (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Henrietta's Own Castle (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cobweb Morning (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Edge of Winter (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Esmeralda (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gem of a Girl (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hasty Marriage (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Dragon (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grasp a Nettle (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Matter of Chance (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pineapple Girl (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Philomena's Miracle (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Britannia All at Sea (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never While the Grass Grows (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Promise of Happiness (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sun and Candlelight (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Sun's Magic (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ring In A Teacup (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Wedding (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When May Follows (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last April Fair (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caroline's Waterloo (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Thaw (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Apple From Eve (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Once but Twice (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hannah (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven Around The Corner (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Else Confusion (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Girl to Love (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judith (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Too Late (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dream Came True (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midsummer Star (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roses And Champagne (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Say Goodbye (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Polly (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Happy Ending (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once For All Time (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Good Wife (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heidelberg Wedding (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Summer Idyll (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic In Vienna (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never the Time and the Place (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the End of the Day (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Weeks to Remember (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Girl Named Rose (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Pool (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gentle Awakening (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Off With The Old Love (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormy Springtime (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Two Paths Meet (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradise for Two (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Course of True Love (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chain of Destiny (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Need to Say Goodbye (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hilltop Tryst (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fateful Bargain (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Convenient Wife (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl with Green Eyes (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Suitable Match (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roses Have Thorns (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Little Moonlight (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Most Marvellous Summer (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Romantic Encounter (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kind Of Magic (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unlikely Romance (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quiet Professor (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Girl In a Million (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Odds with Love (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wedding Bells for Beatrice (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Wish (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two For The Heart (With: Ellen James) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Awakened Heart (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dearest Mary Jane (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fate Takes A Hand (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Secret Infatuation (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bachelor's Wedding (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fortunes Of Francesca (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying Mary (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kiss for Julie (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only By Chance (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Daughter of the Manor (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vicar's Daughter (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mistletoe Kiss (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Ideal Wife (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nanny by Chance (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Winter Love Story (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Can Wait (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Discovering Daisy (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Independent Woman (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Innocent Brides To Be (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Making Sure of Sarah (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doubtful Marriage (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Christmas Romance (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dearest Eulalia (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Proposal (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Ordinary Girl (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Mistletoe Magic (With: Margaret Way,Rebecca Winters) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Betty Neels Christmas (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Baby Boom Books

Oh, Baby! (By: Lauryn Chandler) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reform of the Rake (By: Catherine George) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Right Kind of Girl (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Baby's Sake (By: Val Daniels) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Little Miracles (By: Rebecca Winters) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First-Time Father (By: Emma Richmond) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two-Parent Family (By: Patricia Knoll) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Brother's Child (By: Lucy Gordon) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
McAllister's Baby (By: Trisha David) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Found: One Father (By: Shannon Waverly) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby in the Boardroom (By: Rosemary Gibson) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Santa's Special Delivery (By: Val Daniels) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mail-Order Mother (By: Kate Denton) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire Daddy (By: Renee Roszel) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Project (By: Grace Green) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Project: Daddy (By: Patricia Knoll) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Surprise (By: Janelle Denison) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wedding for Baby (By: Laura Marie Altom) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Battle (By: Laura Marie Altom) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby, You're Mine! (By: Leigh Michaels) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kids and Kisses Books

A Valentine for Daisy (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leonie's Luck (By: Emma Goldrick) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Ties (By: Rosemary Gibson) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Battle (By: Shannon Waverly) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dinosaur Lady (By: Anne Marie Duquette) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sullivan's Law (By: Amanda Clark) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nutcracker Prince (By: Rebecca Winters) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Santa Sleuth (By: Heather MacAllister,Heather Allison) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kisses and Kids (By: Andrea Edwards) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bachelor's Family (By: Jessica Steele) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Business (By: Rebecca Winters) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Beneath the Ice (By: Helen Brooks) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Man (By: Rosemary Carter) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
McTavish and Twins (By: Trisha David) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost a Father (By: Judy Kaye) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Chance Marriage (By: Rosemary Gibson) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make-Believe Mother (By: Judy Kaye,Pamela Bauer) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farelli's Wife (By: Lucy Gordon) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sealed with a Kiss Books

Dearest Love (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angels Do Have Wings (By: Helen Brooks) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invitation to Love (By: Leigh Michaels) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanted: Wife and Mother (By: Barbara McMahon) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legally Binding (By: Jessica Hart) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
P.S. I Love You (By: Valerie Parv) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best for Last (By: Stephanie Howard) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Sender (By: Rebecca Winters) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undercover Lover (By: Heather Allison) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of White Weddings Books

A Wedding Worth Waiting For (By: Jessica Steele) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Innocent Bride (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shotgun Bridegroom (By: Day Leclaire) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying Mr. Right (By: Carolyn Greene) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Matilda's Wedding (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Faithful Bride (By: Rebecca Winters) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emma's Wedding (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bridegroom's Vow (By: Rebecca Winters) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Convenient Wedding (By: Lucy Gordon) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Royal Proposition (By: Marion Lennox) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bridegroom on Her Doorstep (By: Renee Roszel) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Christmas Miracles(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nearly Weds!(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Convenient Marriage(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Betty Neels
Evelyn Jessy “Betty” Neels was a prolific British author of more than 134 romance novels starting in the year 1969 and continuing until she died, into her 90th year. All of these books were published by Harlequin or Mills & Boon. Her work is known for being especially chaste.

Her books have many recurring themes. The main female and male characters often get brought together by circumstances before their love has a chance to flourish. The male protagonist was often a Dutch surgeon. While the heroine was typically either a “splendidly built” queen-sized lady or a Cinderella. A character would often have an expertise in antiques. And family pets are also common.

She was insistent that these Dutch surgeons were not based on her husband, however upon an amalgam of many of the doctors that she met while she was nursing in Holland.

She was born on September 15, 1909 in Leyton to a family with firm roots in Civil Service. She spent her childhood and her youth in Devonshire. She was sent off to boarding school, and then went to train to become a nurse, gaining both her State Registered Nurse (SRN) and State Certificate of Midwifery (SCM).

In the year 1939, she got called up to the Territorial Army Nursing Service (TANS), and was sent on to France with the Casualty Clearing Station which was made up of eight nursing sisters (including Betty), and up to a hundred men until the invasion of France in 1940. During the invasion, all of the nursing sisters were able to escape in the charge of an army major, undertaking a lengthy and horrifying journey to Boulogne in an ambulance. They were quite fortunate to be put on the last hospital ship to be departing.

She got commissioned into the TANS as a Sister on May 30, 1941. Later on, she worked in Northern Ireland and Scotland. While in Scotland, she met a Dutchman, called Johannes Meijer. They got married in the year 1942 and in 1945, they had a daughter, named Charlotte.

The couple lived in London, and later moved to the Netherlands, where they spent thirteen years, where she continued her nursing career. When the family went back to England, she continued her nursing. When she at last retired, she’d reached the post of Night Superintendent.

Betty’s hobbies included animals, reading, old buildings, and, of course, writing. Her writing career began almost by accident, since there was actually very little in her background to even suggest she may eventually become a much-loved novelist.

It all started when she overheard a woman in her local library bemoaning the lack of good romance novels. Even though she’d retired from nursing, her mind didn’t have any intention of vegetating. So she got herself a typewriter and developed what was to become a fantastic loving relationship with her millions of adoring readers all around the world.

She died peacefully in a hospital at the age of 91 on June 7, 2001.

“Saturday’s Child” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1972. Abigail worked hard for a living. And was expecting to go on earning her living since no guy had shown any signs of wanting to marry her. Least of all that mysterious Professor Dominic van Wijekelen.

He certainly admired her nursing skills, and confidently asked her to take on his private cases, which took her from London on to Holland then Spain. However all he seemed to feel for her was intense dislike. Did he not trust women? Or was she too plain? Whatever the reason, there was very little that she could do about any of it.

“Cassandra by Chance” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1973. He only needed her as a nurse, not as a woman.

Benedict van Manfeld was one of the most surliest, most unfriendly guys that Cassandra had ever met in her life. However when she learned that he was a brilliant Dutch surgeon that severely damaged his vision during some accident, her attitude changed.

He asked her to go off to Holland with him and be his nurse. She agreed, and soon started feeling something much deeper than mere sympathy for him. However with Paula, his close friend, close by, why should he even notice Cassandra?

“The Hasty Marriage” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1977. Laura had always been used to taking second place to Joyce, her pretty little sister. If Joyce wanted it, she got it. It was, therefore, no surprise to Laura that when she fell in love with Reilof van Meerum, the attractive Dutch doctor, he picked Joyce instead.

However when Joyce walked out on him to marry some other, much richer guy, Reilof asked Laura to marry him. He needed a wife, and Laura, so it seemed, would do just as well as anybody else. So she accepted, however could she truly expect to be happy at all with a guy that didn’t love her?

“Winter Wedding” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1979. Would she ever have a proper marriage of her own? Some folks may believe that Emily Seymour was a tad prim and proper.

Emily preferred to think of herself as sensible. Unfortunately, all of the good sense in the whole world could not stop her from falling in love with Professor Renier Jurres-Romeijn.

This professor hardly seemed to even notice her, though. He was much too busy making his plans for his winter wedding. However who exactly was intended bride?

“Judith” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1980. After the hustle of the huge London hospital where she was working, Judith found it a rather pleasant change to be offered a private job looking after Lady Cresswell, a charming patient, in the Lake District.

Her patient gave her zero trouble whatsoever, which is more than can be said about her son, the rather disagreeable Professor Cresswell. He appeared to have taken an immediate dislike of Judith. Which is a dislike Judith returned with interest, to be quite honest. And now he was showing up to ruin their pleasant holiday in Portual.

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3 Responses to “Betty Neels”

  1. Elizabeth Porter: 7 months ago

    I have a book by Betty Neels that is not on your list
    “A Christmas To Remember” ?

    • Graeme: 6 months ago

      Hello – that one is an omnibus, and we don’t list those. The story by Betty within it is called The Mistletoe Kiss and is listed above. Cheers 🙂

  2. Betty Bates: 8 months ago

    Had no idea this was available. I have more than 100 books by Betty Neels and it will be great to know what I have and what I might be missing. Thank you!


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