Dearest Mary Jane

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    Dearest Mary Jane Kindle à Dearest Mary Epub / treated Mary Jane as no than a future sister in law If only she hadn t been fool enough to fall in love with himFamous worldwide for her tender romances featuring exciting locales, Dutch doctors and kind people, Betty Neels stories truly captivate romance readers These four earlier novels by this esteemed author are a wonderful chance for readers to rediscover the magic of Betty Neels, offering you exceptional sales opportunity."/>
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  • Dearest Mary Jane
  • Betty Neels
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  • 06 December 2019
  • 0373512872

About the Author: Betty Neels

Dearest Mary Jane Kindle à Dearest Mary Epub / dearest kindle, mary ebok, jane epub, Dearest Mary book, Dearest Mary JaneDearest Mary Jane PDFBetty Neels was born on September , in Devon to a family with firm roots in the civil service She said she Dearest Mary Epub / 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 MidwiferyIn 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 men In other circumstances, she thought that might have been quite thrilling When France was invaded in , 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 thingsWhen 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 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 superintendentBetty 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 novelistHer first book, Sister Peters in Amsterdam, was published in , and by dint of often writing four books a year, she eventually completed 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 HollandTo 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 andthan 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.


Dearest Mary JaneDearest Mary Jane Kindle à Dearest Mary Epub / dearest kindle, mary ebok, jane epub, Dearest Mary book, Dearest Mary JaneDearest Mary Jane PDFThe moment I set eyes on a handsome, rich man I shall marry him So said Felicity, and as she was the glamorous Dearest Mary Epub / sister with a successful career as an international model, Mary Jane had no reason to doubt her Mary Jane was the stay at home with no talents to speak of and a face that never merited a second glance So it was hardly surprising that Sir Thomas Latimar treated Mary Jane as no than a future sister in law If only she hadn t been fool enough to fall in love with himFamous worldwide for her tender romances featuring exciting locales, Dutch doctors and kind people, Betty Neels stories truly captivate romance readers These four earlier novels by this esteemed author are a wonderful chance for readers to rediscover the magic of Betty Neels, offering you exceptional sales opportunity.

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10 thoughts on “Dearest Mary Jane

  1. Leona says:

    I so love this author s work She tells such a great story Even though her plots follow the same pattern, I can t seem to put her books down It s just like chocolate chip ice cream One scoop is never enough.Since we have a long weekend here in the States, I have declared this my BN weekend I downloaded 10 of her books, and I intend to sit down in my lawn chair, with my ice cream, and Betty Neels This one launched my weekend at 4 stars.I just loved the hero, Sir Thomas I loved that he was s I so love this author s work She tells such a great story Even though her plots follow the same pattern, I can t seem to put her books down It s just like chocolate chip ice cream One scoop is never enough.Since we have a long weekend here in the States, I have declared this my BN weekend I downloaded 10 of her books, and I intend to sit down in my lawn chair, with my ice cream, and Betty Neels This one launched my weekend at 4 stars.I just loved the hero, Sir Thomas I loved that he was smitten right from the start It s those violet eyes, gets them every time I loved that he saw OW for what she was, a callous, worthless, b % Too bad, she happened to also be Mary Jane s sister I loved that he rescued her from thugs I loved that he always ate her scones and declared them the best Not sure what it takes to be knighted, but if ever there was a knight worthy of the title, it s him sigh I thought the heroine had spirit, yet her vulnerability was captured so well It brought the mom out in me and all I wanted to do was give her a big hug and make things better Mother In Law got to do that instead and it was touching to see the relationship grow I foresee a very great future for these two

  2. Linda says:

    Betty Neels wrote 134 romances this is the 43rd story of hers that I have read and I have awarded it four stars Let me explain Sir Thomas Latimer was, of course, a surgeon He was a typical RDD large, good looking, quietly Rich with a capital R but he was English And before I forget, did any Uncrushable Jersey Dress fans notice view spoiler Sir Thomas s last name in the book description was spelled LatimAr with an A but LatimEr with an E throughout the story Sorry, it was just a piece o Betty Neels wrote 134 romances this is the 43rd story of hers that I have read and I have awarded it four stars Let me explain Sir Thomas Latimer was, of course, a surgeon He was a typical RDD large, good looking, quietly Rich with a capital R but he was English And before I forget, did any Uncrushable Jersey Dress fans notice view spoiler Sir Thomas s last name in the book description was spelled LatimAr with an A but LatimEr with an E throughout the story Sorry, it was just a piece of mind lint I needed to get off my chest, er, hide spoiler view spoiler Bosom I know sometimes her heroines are described as voluptuous but I loved Sir Thomas s mother Without thinking, she chats up with the couple at a party unaware that Sir Thomas arranged things so he could meet the unsuspecting Mary Jane about bosoms If you are unfamiliar with the author, this is a big dealThere you are Thomas and Mary Jane How pretty you look, my dear, and what a charming dress I have never seen so many exposed bosoms in all my life and many of them need covering She eyed Mary Jane and added, Although I don t think your bosom needs to be concealed you have a pretty figure, my dearSir Thomas was trying not to laugh out loud You agree, Thomas She smiled up at her son No, probably you don t Go away and talk to someone I want a chat with Mary Jane hide spoiler I liked Sir Thomas He was unafraid of doing dishes or shopping for groceries When Mary Jane appeared to be at her utmost worst he pitched in readily without a second thought And I thoroughly enjoyed his treatment of Felicity the Fashionable Sister Who Impetuously Blurts with Hurt Speaking of view spoiler Sir Thomas Again He was watching Felicity blather from under his eyelids And later on, he did it again twice with Mary Jane I know this is a mindlike dust bunny but how do you look at anything from under your eyelids Go ahead, try it I did and I found everything blurry hide spoiler Oh About the view spoiler brawl with the motorcyclists That was the most action I have ever seen in one of her stories And Sir Thomas What a manly man hide spoiler I would have given it five stars except view spoiler the annoying misunderstanding near the end Sheesh hide spoiler In summary, I liked Sir Thomas

  3. Kathleen says:

    Christmas tea in a cozy English village The hero Sir Thomas Latimar, a tall, handsome, wealthy, well connected doctor of course He s an Englishman, not Dutch a risky change of pace for Betty Neels.The heroine Mary Jane, proud owner of the village tea shop and virtually alone in the world, despite two slimeball siblingsShe looked like a Mary Jane, not tall, a little too thin, with an unremarkable face and light brown hair, straight and long and pinned in an untidy swirl on top of he Christmas tea in a cozy English village The hero Sir Thomas Latimar, a tall, handsome, wealthy, well connected doctor of course He s an Englishman, not Dutch a risky change of pace for Betty Neels.The heroine Mary Jane, proud owner of the village tea shop and virtually alone in the world, despite two slimeball siblingsShe looked like a Mary Jane, not tall, a little too thin, with an unremarkable face and light brown hair, straight and long and pinned in an untidy swirl on top of her head Only when she looked at you, violet eyes fringed with long curling lashes, did one forget her prosaic personMary Jane believes herself very ordinary compared to glamorous sister Felicity However, Sir Thomas knows better, for Mary Jane has a gentle mouth and such glorious eyes He secretly adores her, and keeps showing up at her cozy little tea room.Mary Jane is gentle and does not seek out trouble But when threatened, she brandishes the rolling pinI liked her Sure, she s too perfect hardworking, kind, courageous but I could relate Clean romance Only hugs and kisses Drats This is one of Betty s best, IMO, so I go as high as 4 stars.See this fun picturesque review, by the Betty Neels experts

  4. Pamela Shropshire says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Mary Jane and her sister, Felicity, were orphans who were raised by an uncle Felicity is gorgeous and as soon as she leaves school, she moves to London, becomes a model and soon becomes rich and famous But our book isn t about her it s about her older sister, plain Mary Jane.Mary Jane stayed on in the village and cared for her aunt and uncle Aunt dies and then later, the uncle also he left a cottage in the village to her She moved into the cottage, opening a tea shop and living overhead S Mary Jane and her sister, Felicity, were orphans who were raised by an uncle Felicity is gorgeous and as soon as she leaves school, she moves to London, becomes a model and soon becomes rich and famous But our book isn t about her it s about her older sister, plain Mary Jane.Mary Jane stayed on in the village and cared for her aunt and uncle Aunt dies and then later, the uncle also he left a cottage in the village to her She moved into the cottage, opening a tea shop and living overhead She makes a living, barely, with little left over after paying the bills.One day just as she is closing, a big, handsome man, driving a Rolls Royce, stops even though Mary Jane explains she was closing, the man s spoiled, obnoxious companion insists on being served Thankfully we never see or hear of HER again The man, however, is Sir Thomas Latimer, an eminent surgeon, and we see and hear from him a lot He just happens to drop in when Mary Jane has fallen ill with the flu and near pneumonia He takes her to his mother isn t that sweet and Mrs Latimer and her housekeeper, Mrs Beaver, pamper and spoil Mary Jane Sir Thomas drops by the tea shop quite frequently there are dinners out and Sunday drives and various other dates Later, he shows up just in time to save Mary Jane from the clutches of some biker hoodlums who wreck her shop.In this one, Felicity is the OW or at least, she s a wannabe She brags about wanting to marry Thomas because he s rich and well known and since she s always got whatever she wanted, Mary Jane assumes she will get Thomas, too However, Thomas is making it pretty clear that he has feelings for Mary Jane and she dares to believe.And then Felicity calls, saying she has just returned from Vienna and Mary Jane knew Thomas has just been there as well and tell Mary Jane that she is engaged, and goes on about how wealthy and famous he is Although Felicity says he and doesn t name names, Mary Jane feels sick, thinking it s Thomas Then her nasty cousin Oliver comes to see her and makes similar remarks.So when Thomas comes to see her, Mary Jane is feeling rejected and betrayed and takes it out on him Thomas is angry that Mary Jane thinks him capable is such double dealing even though he has never actually SAID he loves her So he goes away mad.Then two village ladies show Mary Jane the announcement of Felicity s engagement and surprise, it s an American film director Mary Jane contemplates writing to Thomas and telling him that she loves him, but just can t quite get it to sound right on paper Not to worry, Mary Jane, Thomas has instructed his efficient secretary, Miss Pink, to rearrange his schedule so he has a free day to drive to the Cotswolds to make the situation clear to Mary Jane DP, kisses all around Oh, and what about the tea shop When we last left it, there was broken crockery everywhere, chairs and tables had been smashed against the wall think Miss Kitty s Longbranch after a rowdy barfight Sir Thomas has rallied the villagers into cleaning up and donating cups and saucers and he has paid for a general refurbishment Now, we know that Mary Jane will be a full time doctor s wife and soon, full time mum TGB leaves us to imagine the fate of the tea shop I feel confident that Sir Thomas will hire a nice retired couple or perhaps widow er who will take over running the shop, while he and his Mary Jane live HEA in Little Venice This is TGB at her best, IMO Mary Jane may be plain except for extravagantly fringed violet eyes and poor, but she s an entrepreneur One of the most charming bits is when Mary Jane raids the attic and finds some old dresses and trims that she uses to make little mice which she sells in her shop for fifty pence which, even as little as I know about British money, seems AWFULLY cheap TGB s heroines are always talented with a needle.Yes, she had a brain meltdown when she let Oliver and Felicity plant doubts about Thomas in her mind Keep in mind that she had been in her younger sister s shadow FOREVER, always the plain one, knowing that Felicity always managed to get whatever she wanted I can forgive her because I love her, and so does Thomas.Other charming bits Sir Thomas has a dog named Watson.Mary Jane has a cat named Brimble, which rhymes sort of with Tremble, the surname of Sir Thomas s married couple butler housekeeper.Sir Thomas s mother is a real gem, even among the always stellar RBD RDD mums She immediately recognizes that Thomas in interested in this unknown girl who runs a tea shop Being curious, she drives there to check her out on the sly She approves I just love that.Mary Jane is invited to a party and since she has nothing to wear literally, unlike most of us females who make that complaint with a closet full of clothes and can t afford to buy a dress, she purchases some silk fabric in silver grey and makes her own party dress, which is pretty in a demure and modest way At the party, most females are dressed ratherscantily Mrs Latimer says How pretty you look, my dear, and what a charming dress I have never seen so many exposed bosoms in all my life and many of them need covering She eyed Mary Jane and added, Although I don t think your bosom needs to be concealed you have a pretty figure, my dear She goes on You agree, Thomas about the exposed bosoms She smiled up at her son No, probably you don t Hahaha And this, late in the book I d almost forgotten how nice mothers are There was a wistful note in her voice, and Sir Thomas sternly suppressed his wish to stop the car and comfort her in a manner calculated to make her forget her lack of a parent I want to simultaneously sigh and holler, go, Sir Thomas And this lovely DP I mind very much I mind about everything you say and do and think I am deeply in love with you, my dearest girl, you have become part no, my whole life I want you with me, to come home to, to talk to, to love Edited, because I originally posted this at 2 AM when I clearly needed sleep

  5. SallyB says:

    Read this a while back Sweet, clean vintage The usual Betty Neels special.

  6. Kay says:

    4 1 2 Stars Mary Jane is a young woman of about 24 When she and her sister were orphaned, they went to live with their aunt and uncle Felicity is the gorgeous one and as soon as she turned 18, she went off to London to become a model The aunt passed away, and as Mary Jane was finishing school her uncle became unwell So Mary Jane stayed on with him until he passed away Her cousin inherited the estate except for a small cottage in the town which her uncle had left to her Mary Jane converte 4 1 2 Stars Mary Jane is a young woman of about 24 When she and her sister were orphaned, they went to live with their aunt and uncle Felicity is the gorgeous one and as soon as she turned 18, she went off to London to become a model The aunt passed away, and as Mary Jane was finishing school her uncle became unwell So Mary Jane stayed on with him until he passed away Her cousin inherited the estate except for a small cottage in the town which her uncle had left to her Mary Jane converted the lower front room into a tearoom, that gave her a very modest living Sir Thomas is a successful London orthopedic surgeon who often travels to towns outside the city to consult He discovers Mary Jane and her little tearoom while driving through her town and he s quite taken with her Mary Jane is rather plain but she has the most remarkable violet eyes and an often blunt way of getting her point across When Sir Thomas drops in from time to time, she doesn t see that it s to get to know her, and when he meets beautiful Felicity, she s certain he s fallen in love with her But Sir Thomas sees through Felicity s shallow beauty and rejects her obvious attempts to snare him Mary Jane, of course, hasn t the faintest idea that Sir Thomas is gently wooing her.This is the first of Ms Neels books that I ve read that actually shares Thomas point of view, perhaps because it s one of her later books from the 90 s Having Thomas thoughts make this story evenof a delight to read I adored Thomas, once meeting Mary Jane, he seemed to realize how she struggled and managed to make her life easier without her realizing what he was doing Mary Jane is an admirable young woman who was determined to make her own way She has a quiet dignity and a not so quiet temper which helps her to be brave when confronted There were some rather poignant moments when Mary Jane reflected on her life and allowed herself to dream of a life that wasn t so lonely This is one of those gentle love stories that captures your heart from the first pages

  7. Fiona Marsden says:

    This is a little different from the usual fare Yes the hero is a distinguished surgeon Sir Thomas Latimer knighted for services to humanity meets Mary Jane quite by chance but soon finds himself seeking her out and making opportunities.Mary Jane is scraping a living running a tea room in a small village She is very much alone, her cousin and his wife being nasty types and her model sister being selfish to the core.Of course when the sister Felicity spots the wealthy Sir Thomas she goes all This is a little different from the usual fare Yes the hero is a distinguished surgeon Sir Thomas Latimer knighted for services to humanity meets Mary Jane quite by chance but soon finds himself seeking her out and making opportunities.Mary Jane is scraping a living running a tea room in a small village She is very much alone, her cousin and his wife being nasty types and her model sister being selfish to the core.Of course when the sister Felicity spots the wealthy Sir Thomas she goes all out to snag him causing much heartburning for our heroine.This is a lovely read with the usual cast of characters with variations on a theme But always comforting

  8. Kathy says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This has become another one of my Neel s favorites I couldn t put it down Our little heroine is trying very hard to make a living with her little tea shop and our handsome doctor hero can t stay away from her shop It wasn t the scones I couldn t wait to read when he would come again I loved the way he takes her under his wing and falls deeply in love with her

  9. Poonam says:

    I picked this up as a comfort read and it definitely provided that.Old Skool Romance with endearing h and simple H.As usual in Betty Neels books, the H was a Doctor but the h runs this quaint tea shop.She is spirited and independent Humble and helpful The romance is clean, predictable and sweet.I felt like eating lots of scones and drinking tea while reading this one

  10. Nicky says:

    This was like eating really good mac and cheese, sometimes it s just what you need I love Betty Neels nuff said But does anyone else wonder how all of the H s even exist they hardly ever sleep and work at multiple different places, always on the go. How do they do it Onto the book, I really liked everyone and liked that Mary Jane actually had a backbone She didn t take crap from her cousin although the backbone was absent with her sister The sister was something else but that s not an This was like eating really good mac and cheese, sometimes it s just what you need I love Betty Neels nuff said But does anyone else wonder how all of the H s even exist they hardly ever sleep and work at multiple different places, always on the go. How do they do it Onto the book, I really liked everyone and liked that Mary Jane actually had a backbone She didn t take crap from her cousin although the backbone was absent with her sister The sister was something else but that s not anything new ETA one thing I didn t expect was all of the typos in the e book version. There were tons I was disappointed in that but it s definitely not Neels doings Just a little heads up