A Match for Sister Maggy



❰Reading❯ ➿ A Match for Sister Maggy Author Betty Neels – E17streets4all.co.uk Sister Maggy MacFergus s height put off most men When Dr Paul Doelsma offers Maggy a job at a nursing home in Holland, she takes it There was something special about Dr Doelsma, and it wasn t just tha Sister Maggy MacFergus s height put off most for Sister MOBI õ men When Dr Paul Doelsma offers Maggy a job at a nursing home in Holland, she takes it There was something special about Dr Doelsma, and it wasn t just that he was taller than her She was sensible enough to realize he d never love her in return because he had already chosen himself a wonderful wife A Match PDF/EPUB ² But who is the lucky girl.A Match for Sister Maggy

Betty Neels was born on September , for Sister MOBI õ 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 A Match PDF/EPUB ² 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 Match for Sister eBook ✓ , 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.

A Match for Sister Maggy Epub ã for Sister  MOBI
  • Paperback
  • 218 pages
  • A Match for Sister Maggy
  • Betty Neels
  • English
  • 09 April 2019
  • 0373511744

10 thoughts on “A Match for Sister Maggy

  1. says:

    3 1 2 Stars Maggy is a very efficient Ward Sister at an England hospital She s 24, rather pretty and very tall at 6 feet Paul is a visiting doctor specializing in gastric ailments and while lecturing in the English hospital, Maggy captures his attention When Paul s mother visits England and ends up on Maggy s ward after suffering a heart attack, Paul is relieved that she is in Maggy s care He works behind the scenes to ensure that when his mother is fit to travel back to Holland that Maggy 3 1 2 Stars Maggy is a very efficient Ward Sister at an England hospital She s 24, rather pretty and very tall at 6 feet Paul is a visiting doctor specializing in gastric ailments and while lecturing in the English hospital, Maggy captures his attention When Paul s mother visits England and ends up on Maggy s ward after suffering a heart attack, Paul is relieved that she is in Maggy s care He works behind the scenes to ensure that when his mother is fit to travel back to Holland that Maggy will go with her as her private nurse Realizing that she cares for Paul, Maggy is reluctant to go to Holland but finds herself persuaded Paul is delighted to find that Maggy shares his deep love of family history and sets out to teach her all about his homes in Holland He hints of a woman that he ll soon marry and Maggy believes that woman is a pretty nurse she d been introduced to.This is a very early story by Betty Neels Maggy is self conscience of her height and finds it wonderful that Paul towers her by six inches While on her ward she s unhesitating in her efficiency but off her ward she tends towards a shyness that often sees her blushing Paul is quite taken with Maggy but he gives her mixed signals and in her inexperience she believes he s in love with another woman I loved the final chapter and the very satisfying HEA

  2. says:

    Sister Maggy is anin an Apron the original title at six foot tall When Doctor Paul Doelsma arrives at her hospital, towering over her by six inches, it is a match made in heaven Unfortunately these Dutch doctors can flirt perfectly well with attractive Dutch women but when it comes to the English love of their life they stuff it up All those amused looks and mysterious hints about having found the woman he intends to marry might be all very well but Maggy isn t a mind reader and doe Sister Maggy is anin an Apron the original title at six foot tall When Doctor Paul Doelsma arrives at her hospital, towering over her by six inches, it is a match made in heaven Unfortunately these Dutch doctors can flirt perfectly well with attractive Dutch women but when it comes to the English love of their life they stuff it up All those amused looks and mysterious hints about having found the woman he intends to marry might be all very well but Maggy isn t a mind reader and doesn t get the message.Nevertheless he lures her to Holland as nurse for his mother and establishes her there Lots of misunderstandings and a very sweet ending later and we are all good

  3. says:

    4.5 This is the 2nd book written by Betty Neels and in a way I m glad I bever read these first novels of hers till now It s awesome to see the favourite elements of her books present right from the first indeed her furst three books have set the bar so high, some if her later books left me wanting This book has the most gorgeous and amazing house tours Our hero Doctor Paul was smitten with heroine, Scottish lass Maggy, right from the first He s 6ft4 while she s 6ft I would have loved to see 4.5 This is the 2nd book written by Betty Neels and in a way I m glad I bever read these first novels of hers till now It s awesome to see the favourite elements of her books present right from the first indeed her furst three books have set the bar so high, some if her later books left me wanting This book has the most gorgeous and amazing house tours Our hero Doctor Paul was smitten with heroine, Scottish lass Maggy, right from the first He s 6ft4 while she s 6ft I would have loved to see them together Much was made of both their sizes, hers especially In the morning they met, Paul already told Maggy he wanted her to remember him and kissed her senseless in her office All before lunch time Woohoo I loved that he made his move fast I mean it s clear he s VERY interested in her right But Maggy thought otherwise All the avoidance was so frustrating for me but once in Holland Friesland Paul played hot and coldarghPaul behaved rather badlylike a spoilt child When he saw Maggy riding his great horse, he blew up like a kid denied his toy Loved how Maggy brushed him off haha And when his mother thought he s upset with Maggy, and told him upfront she was the one who asked Maggy to drive the Daimler, Paul blew up AGAIN She s driving his great car too LOLhis apology did not last long, as in he put his mouth in in again and they bickeredit s fun to read It s so great to have Maggy prove herself a great rider and driver Take that doctor I liked how Paul was fishing for information about Maggy s home but other than saying it s in the Highlands she did not revealno matter how he probedso funny because in later books it s always the hero snubbing the heroine and clamming up when being asked about their homes etc.Back to homes house tours Paul was seriously R.I.C.H He said so himself. in spoilers below SPOILERSSo Paul had MANY HOUSES AND A LOT OF MONEY His mother lived in a gorgeous house in Friesland, he lived in a magnificent old mansion in Leiden, his uncle lived in another of his beautiful houses near Leiden, AND he had a holiday villa in the south of France He owned some lands or farms too if I m not wrongall part of the family business We even found out that the Love of his life in Utrecht was not the pretty petite Stien, but a house he bought and set up as nursing home for the elderly This misunderstanding with Stien was drrrraaawwwnnn out till the end The Leiden house tour was so detailed haha And so full of hidden meanings , like showing her the nursery for six children and two nurses , andTHE master suite eyebrows wagging Apparently it was the family traditional that the bride only got to see the master suite after the wedding As Paul was still a bachelor he had another roomdid that mean no separate bedrooms for the Doelsma The end was satisfying in a way, but lacking right at the end The most exciting part to read was not Paul s love declaration and proposal, but right BEFORE How he prepared to go after Maggy after she jumped queue to board the flight home to London before he could reach her, him driving home to take out the family heirloom pearls and sapphire and diamond engagement ring, pulling strings to get a special licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury , AND asking Anny the housekeeper TO PREPARE THE MASTER SUITE FOR THEM when they returned Oh he was THAT confident huh She just ran away from him Or was he NOT going to accept a no from Maggy Right from the get go, Oaul and even Sir Charles did say Paul was one who got his way no matter what and he s patient enough to waitMaggy had been warned Thrn his epic journey from Leiden to Inverness to Maggy s homepowered by love I just wished we had nore after the love declaration and proposalheck she didn t even say yes but action and kisses spoke louder than words eh The really weird bit of the story came from the Belgian patient and her husband and son Betty portrayed them as really sinister and antagonistic I was expecting them to have nefarious intentions on Maggybut the subplot never amounted to much We don t need them to show what a great nurse nice person Maggy was Maggy and Paul make cameo appearance in Damsel In Green but just as dinner guests No update

  4. says:

    Maggy MacFergus, 6 feet tall with chestnut hair, is head nurse on Women s Medical We first meet her when she is late for a lecture she is complaining about the doctor giving the lecture supposing him to be elderly, bald, fat and near sighted Said doctor Paul van Beijen Doelsma is the very antithesis of this, AND he s standing right there.A few days later, Dr Doelsma s mother is brought in as a coronary patient When she leaves the hospital, of course Maggy accompanies her back to Fries Maggy MacFergus, 6 feet tall with chestnut hair, is head nurse on Women s Medical We first meet her when she is late for a lecture she is complaining about the doctor giving the lecture supposing him to be elderly, bald, fat and near sighted Said doctor Paul van Beijen Doelsma is the very antithesis of this, AND he s standing right there.A few days later, Dr Doelsma s mother is brought in as a coronary patient When she leaves the hospital, of course Maggy accompanies her back to Friesland Paul takes out out a few times and kisses her several times But Maggy sees him with a very pretty nurse named Stien who is from Utrecht When Paul visits Utrecht several times, Maggy imagines he is going to see Stien.Is Maggy TSTL On the very first day they meet, he kisses her and tells her that he wants her to remember him Yet she goes out of her way to avoid him, and we are supposed to believe that she thinks he dislikes her He brings her SIX DOZEN red roses any girl would surely be convinced that a man at least likes her in that case, right And he even mentions poetry and references My love is like a red, red rose Not Maggy Even on the very last night, after they ve been out dancing, she decides to leave without warning.Of course, Paul doesn t let that stand in his way and he drives through the night to her home in the Highlands Contrary to her prior behavior, she runs into his arms.The side story about the Frenchwoman with bad teeth, Madame Riveau In spite of all the details, the story never really goes anywhere.I do like the bits about Mrs Salt, the patient in Women s Medical.Middle of the pack for me 3 1 2 stars.Re read 17 September 2017 I really enjoyed it this time I ve changed my mind about Maggy bordering on TSTL What Maggy is, is shy and lacking self esteem with regards to men Add to that the usual inscrutable nature of our RDD, and it sunderstandable why she runs away I love the bits of Paul s POV, especially his conversations with his mother

  5. says:

    Really not a fan Poorly edited, overly wordy, poor word usage which I am hoping is due to the America England difference in the English language Ambiguous time period cues cars and planes but women don t drive and don t work once they are married, underwhelming medical options and odd social tendencies that don t fit together with other information in the book again, hoping it is a cultural divide that leaves me confused.The only story line I was actually invested in was the side story ab Really not a fan Poorly edited, overly wordy, poor word usage which I am hoping is due to the America England difference in the English language Ambiguous time period cues cars and planes but women don t drive and don t work once they are married, underwhelming medical options and odd social tendencies that don t fit together with other information in the book again, hoping it is a cultural divide that leaves me confused.The only story line I was actually invested in was the side story about the patient with the awful husband and son The main story line was trite, wordy and frustratingly inconsistent in character description and development We have an educated, employed young heroine who is a total wet noodle in any situation where the hero is She seems capable and confident unless there is anything emotional involved Ugh And the hero what a jerk Tall and handsome do not a compelling hero make He just hauls off and kisses her when the whim strikes and she s just fine with it Really, after nurse s training and living hundreds of miles from home it s hard to see her as a pushover He is portrayed as gallant and educated but behaves a heartless boar with no regard for her responses or feelings.It s a clean, sweet story but I just gutted my way through reading it It wasn t great and it wasn t awful I won t be searching outof her work

  6. says:

    A lovely story Both characters are very strong individuals who mostly mask their emotions From a review posted by an eHarlequin.com member, readHere A lovely story Both characters are very strong individuals who mostly mask their emotions From a review posted by an eHarlequin.com member, readHere

  7. says:

    The good end happily and the bad unhappily That is what fiction means Oscar Wilde

  8. says:

    This was good, I can see why its a classic Very tame compared to today s romance books but a nice and sweet story nonetheless.

  9. says:

    A classic and very different from modern romance Love it

  10. says:

    I m upgrading this to a 4.0 I think some Neels novels just evolve when you well evolve too.

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