She said she had a blissfully happy childhood and teenage years. Timeless tales of heart-warming romance by one of the world's best-loved romance authors. Neels describes a beautiful Vienna I would certainly love to visit. And for a Neels, that's saying something! To her millions of fans around the world, Betty Neels epitomized romance. What a waste, she thought.
You have a home and food and…' she paused. Why don't you go down presently and have a talk with your mother? Cordelia of course felt hurt to be so invisible and yet she's so desperately in love with him. Her novels have several recurring themes. It was nearly the end of the Easter holiday, and Cordelia sighed with relief because in another couple of days he'd be back at school. The last few pages of the final chapter were among some of Neels' better conclusions. Betty just loved those Cinderella themes.
I am sure if there was an epilogue, Sal and Henry would have received a pretty good set down from Charles, his mother and Eileen. Cordelia instantly gets her back up against him when she overhears him describe her as rather dull and with no looks to speak of. The spine may show signs of wear. She couldn't say the same for her charge's uncle, Dr. She finds Uncle Charles, who rushes them off to hospital.
One of Neels' great tales based on Cinderella. There was a telephone kiosk near the general stores and post office, she 'phoned the doctor first, extracted a promise that he would write a glowing reference for her if it was asked for, and then got on to the solicitor, an old man now, who had been a great friend of her father's and was easily persuaded to do as she asked and not say a word to anyone. Somehow you realized that the doctor sister was not nice, a set back yes, but she kept on. So many of his little expressions and actions betrayed his feelings. Much to her dismay, Cordelia fell in love with him anyway. At present, she had no money of her own; from time to time her stepmother would give her cash for shoes or clothes, but she was expected to make it last and whatever she bought was expected to last, too. They travel to Vienna to stay with the child's uncle, handsome Dr.
Meanwhile, Charles has quickly wrapped up his business in Vienna and is ready to leave a week early because he must find Cordelia. It was as shabby as the schoolroom and whereas the other rooms in the house were all handsomely furnished, it hadn't been considered necessary to offer her one of them. When the family return to England, she continued her nursing. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. She said she had a blissfully happy childhood and teenage years. Chloë and Matthew had been quite small then but they had looked at her with hostile eyes and although she had done her best to get on good terms with them, she had been defeated, largely because her stepmother had encouraged them, almost from the first day, to treat her as a kind of superior servant.
But now the children didn't need her; true, they expected her to look after them, much as a governess would, but even the twins at school each day, were quite able to look after themselves. They were incredibly fortunate to be put on the last hospital ship to be leaving the port of Boulogne. And Charles soon discovered that quiet and unassuming ways had a knack for stealing a man's heart—without him even realizing it. He regarded Cordelia as plain and dull and sensible. I can say without hesitation that she loves all of these books. The selfish woman who throws a spanner in the works is none other than Eileen's mom! Still, I did quite enjoy the scene when she called him a bookworm.
Charles is smitten with jealousy. What a waste, she thought. She poured tea from the large pot before her while she listened to a girl of fifteen or so, sitting at the other end of the table. It had been done very subtly, so that her father never had an inkling of what was going on and her stepmother had always been careful to behave charmingly towards her when her father was with them. To her millions of fans, Betty epitomized the romance writer. Charles was a cute hero and Cordelia strong and resourceful! Her novels offer a reassuring warmth that was very much a part of her own personality. This was a very sweet, slow moving, old-fashioned romance.
We get glimpses into his feelings and he keeps poor Cordelia so confused, she just can't figure out which way is up. She also knew what good manners were, and the high-and-mighty doctor didn't have any! I'd hate it if he only wanted to find Cordelia only because the cad explained things. But it really is 'two books in one'!! She spent her childhood and youth in Devonshire. Chloë pushed back her chair and got up from the table. Her career with or spanned 30 years, and she continued to write into her 90th year. She is also a very cunning writer.
His mad dash back from Vienna itself was awesome and the Thompsons were treasures! Anyway the setting of Vienna was so love! She also knew what good manners were, and the high-and-mighty doctor didn't have any! The main male and female characters are often brought together by circumstances before love flourishes. It was foolish to fall in love with him. This deserves more of a 3. It was also sadly predictable and there was a lot of missing punctuation, but it makes for a light read when you are otherwise stressed and unhappy. Only Cordelia unlike Cinderella decides to shuck it all and take matters into her own hands. For several weeks now she had scanned the jobs columns in the newspapers and although there had been nothing which she felt she could tackle, she went on looking. But now after six years, she had to admit that she had very little affection for them, largely because they had shown her none.
His jealousy was so unreasonable but it just proved how deeply he felt for Cordelia. She also knew what good manners were, and the high-and-mighty doctor didn't have any! Before he can tell her, his spoiled and jealous sister sends Cordelia away. She ends up as a governess to a young girl Betty just loved those Cinderella themes. It was also amusing to get more absent-minded and less-tidy leading man than usual. Betty Neels is a sales opportunity that simply cannot be missed.