Damsel in Green

Damsel in Green

Betty Neels / Dec 08, 2019

Damsel in Green Nurse Georgina Rodman had met Professor Julius van den Berg Eyffert and his children when they were brought as casualties into her hospital and the Professor arranged with Matron to have her on loan

  • Title: Damsel in Green
  • Author: Betty Neels
  • ISBN: 9780373512249
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nurse Georgina Rodman had met Professor Julius van den Berg Eyffert and his children when they were brought as casualties into her hospital, and the Professor arranged with Matron to have her on loan for a time to help with their convalescence It was not long before Georgina found herself wishing she could be with them for keeps.

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    About "Betty Neels"

      • Betty Neels

        Betty Neels was born on September 15, 1910 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 SRN and SCM, that is, State Registered Nurse and State Certificate of Midwifery.In 1939 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 100 men In other circumstances, she thought that might have been quite thrilling When France was invaded in 1940, 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 things.When 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 13 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 superintendent.Betty 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 novelist.Her first book, Sister Peters in Amsterdam, was published in 1969, and by dint of often writing four books a year, she eventually completed 134 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 Holland.To 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 and than 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


    456 Comments

    1. It's difficult for me to review a Betty Neels story. I pretty much like all of them - so three star is my baseline. This one is a favorite with most Neels fans. The heroine is competent. The hero's family is complicated and vast, yet he seems to take good care of all of them. The H/h meet after his wards/nephew and nieces are in a car accident. She is the nurse on duty in the emergency room. One thing leads to another and she ends up nursing the nephew first in the H's English country house and [...]


    2. I truly love Betty Neels and am so glad that her books are being re-published. She is such a great treat for me. Georgina is a newly graduated nurse that works in the casualty unit of a hospital in England. She unexpectedly meets a young family when they are admitted to casualty after an auto accident. The youngest girl has multiple cuts that need sutured and the little boy has broken both femurs. Julius, their uncle and guardian, comes to the emergency room and meets Georgina. Julius was such a [...]


    3. Georgina Rodman and Julius van den Berg Eyffert meet in Casualty when Julius's cousins are injured in a car crash.Georgina - of course that gets shortened to George - learns that Julius is guardian to his orphaned cousins: Karel, about 20; Dimphena, 16; Franz, about 14; Cornelis, 7; and Beatrix, 5 or 6. Cornelis is the only one seriously injured with both legs broken. Oh, and they're all half Dutch.When Cor is released to go home, George is asked to go with him since he will be confined to bed i [...]


    4. 4 Stars ~ As a newly qualified nurse, Georgina was working in Casualty when two children were brought in. The girl, aged five, had cuts to her head and the boy, aged seven, had two very badly broken legs. Julius has become guardian to his four young cousins, and he is also a very well respected anesthesiologist. The boy, Cornelius (Cor), has a long recovery ahead of him, and Julius wishes for him to mend at home, but this means a full time nurse. He offers George the position, and she accepts. J [...]


    5. This one has to be one of my favourite Betty Neels books and I liked that they were both in the medical profession, I did find the H Julius a bit hot and cold but I grew to like him despite near the ending which I found what he did was a bit childish but it was all down to mixed signals and him being too cowardly. The h Georgina aka George I did like aswell as the children to whom Julius was guardian to and I liked how George was going to move on from Julius. I was happy about there being no ow [...]


    6. Oh what a lovely little book. This is not so much a romance between Georgina (English nurse) and Julius (mandatory Rich Dutch Doctor) as a story of Georgina falling in love with a family and they with her. Julius is guardian to 4 children ranging in age from 5 to 16. Georgina is nursing the 7 year old boy (Cor, short for Cornelius), who is stuck in bed with 2 badly broken legs (car crash). We know that Julius is a goner when he insists that Georgina wear a uniform all the time--silly man thinks [...]


    7. Betty Neels wrote 134 romances from 1969-2001. I have now read three of them and am pretty sure I won't need to read even one more. I've got the formula down pat in my head and the books don't vary much from one to the next.There's usually an English nurse as heroine. She's competent, capable, maybe plain, maybe pretty in a zaftig way, but with a good heart. The hero is a Dutch doctor. He's tall, handsome, kind, but rather erratic in behavior. Blows hot or cold to the heroine. May compliment and [...]


    8. Georgina and Julius.Julius is the guardian of four children and when they are involved in a car accident in London, they come into contact with Georgina who is newly graduated and working in casualty. One of the children has broken both legs and George, as the children call her, is asked to nurse him at their country home.Julius is already fighting a losing battle, insisting that George wear her uniform at all times and treating her very formally, except when kissing her.The bulk of the action t [...]


    9. Kindhearted Georgina undertakes the care of an injured boy, living in the home of his guardian and uncle. Julius tries to let her see what life with him would entail. He has the care of 4 children and life is hectic.A really endearing tale.


    10. Excellent ReadHas to be one of my favorites!!! Betty Neels does a really great job making the children so real and so enjoyable - and no, it doesn't detract one bit from the romance!!!



    11. I love Betty Neels. This is another reprint of an old title that is just a very nice romance without any crazy adventure or frills. Pure romance at its best.


    12. Quick, fun, sometimes painfully cheesy read. Keep in mind that it was first published in 1971 and that Betty Neels seems to write pretty much the same story over and over. Then just enjoy it.


    13. Yet another winner from Betty Neels although this one isn't my favorite. Not sure why, exactly. Maybe it was the scene with George and the ring. That was silly and unnecessary. Dutch doctor, English nurse who's not plain. Children galore - reminded me a bit of the von Trapp family. Someone should catalogue all of the vehicles featured in Neels' books. Here we have an Aston, RR and Morgan.


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