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Publication Order of Dr Fforde Books

Always and Forever (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doctor's Girl (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Final Touch Books

The Final Touch (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Happy Meeting (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Christmas Romance (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dearest Eulalia (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Proposal (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Ordinary Girl (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Mistletoe Magic (With: Margaret Way,Rebecca Winters) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Betty Neels Christmas (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas to Remember (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Baby Boom Books

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

Publication Order of Kids and Kisses Books

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

Publication Order of Sealed with a Kiss Books

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

Publication Order of White Weddings Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

Christmas Miracles(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nearly Weds!(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Convenient Marriage(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

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: 12 months ago

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

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    • Graeme: 12 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 🙂

      Reply
  2. Betty Bates: 1 year 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!

    Reply

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