Tulips for Augusta

Tulips for Augusta hearts and flowersWhat a maddening impossible man Constantijn van Lindemann was Wherever Augusta went there he was inviting her out paying her compliments sending her enormous bouquets of tulips

  • Title: Tulips for Augusta
  • Author: Betty Neels
  • ISBN: 9780373015290
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • hearts and flowersWhat a maddening, impossible man Constantijn van Lindemann was Wherever Augusta went, there he was inviting her out, paying her compliments, sending her enormous bouquets of tulips, even kissing her on occasion Augusta had to admit that she enjoyed it, especially the kisses But until she could discover how important a part the glamorous Susan playehearts and flowersWhat a maddening, impossible man Constantijn van Lindemann was Wherever Augusta went, there he was inviting her out, paying her compliments, sending her enormous bouquets of tulips, even kissing her on occasion Augusta had to admit that she enjoyed it, especially the kisses But until she could discover how important a part the glamorous Susan played in his life, how could she possibly take Constantijn seriously

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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

    846 thoughts on “Tulips for Augusta

    • Our redheaded heroine is assigned to the private ward at the hospital and she's none too happy about it. The hero, who is visiting his godmother, doesn't help by making remarks about her hair, which he apologizes for with tulips. The heroine is then off the Holland to practice her Dutch and visit her ancient aunties. By sheer Betty coincidence the H is their doctor.These kind of coincidences go on for most of the story. They actually go out on a date and the h is very happy until the OW rears he [...]

    • 4 1/2 Stars ~ Augusta is a Sister on the men's surgical ward of a busy London hospital and when another Sister is off on medical leave, she's transferred over to Private Patients. It's here that she runs into Constantijn who is visiting his elderly godmother. Visiting with him is a very pretty young woman who he seems to be very fond of, so Augusta assumes she's his love interest. When Augusta takes her three week vacation in Holland to visit her great-aunts, one of them has a serious episode of [...]

    • Staff Nurse Augusta Brown isn't happy about being sent to the Private Patients wing, but it is there she meets Lady Belway and, more importantly, her godson, Dr. Constantijn van Lindemann.He brings her a bunch of tulips, but Augusta wonders about the gorgeous girl with them, Susan Belsize. Augusta goes to Alkmaar to visit her great-aunts. Her Tante Marijna has a bout of angina and as Fate Would Have It, Dr. van Lindemann is her physician. After two more bunches of tulips, Augusta knows she loves [...]

    • The Bettys who run The Uncrushable Jersey Dress (blog devoted to Betty Neels' books) gave Tulips for Augusta their top rating. Alas, I am afraid that I cannot agree.Our Rich Dutch Doctor, Constantijn van Lindemann, is absolutely fabulous for the first three quarters of the book. Then he becomes afflicted with the 'not going to talk about Susan' disease, which is the source of the required Big Misunderstanding.Our insecure heroine, Augusta Brown, has a very hard time believing that our RDD is sin [...]

    • I have mixed feelings about this one. The heroine is a little on the plain side, and suffers the unfortunate childhood nickname of "roly." However, she's generally pretty confident and competent at her nursing, and the hero isn't shown repeatedly perplexed by his interest in the mousy plain girl (probably partly because though she's not a beauty, she's not mousy). This is good, because those Betty Neels books get me down. Instead, he pursues her from nearly the beginning, with big bouquets of fl [...]

    • Unfortunately not one of my favorites by this author. I thought this went on a bit too long and I became frustrated with the doctor's refusal to confess what his true relationship was to the OW. It made for silly misunderstandings. I also wasn't very convinced of his feelings.Constantijn fell fall short of the standards of other heroes from Betty. I thought Roly deserved so much more. This is a 3 star, for middle of the road. Skip this one if you can.

    • Constantijn is an absolutely lovely hero but he suffers from the typical Neels hero reticence about the most important piece of information in the eyes of the heroine. The status of "The Other Woman" in his life. In this case, the lovely Susan who he rushes off to Paris and Northumberland at the drop of her hat leaving Augusta gasping.Augusta is quite an attractive heroine, still suffering a little from her childhood nickname of Roly, although she is no longer deserving of the name. It is certai [...]

    • I'm not sure why but her books are some of my favorites to re-read. My aunt got me hooked on them when I was about 13, and I still love them.

    • This follows a similar narrative arc to Ring In A Teacup, whereby the doctor declares his interest much earlier than usual. Compared to the usual pacing, however, these plots don't work as well for me. The central conflict essentially involves the question Does he love her (in which case, of course, he'll marry her, unless it's a marriage-of-companionship-er-convenience plot). While satisfying on the one hand to get an earlier declaration, I've yet to see that pacing work well structurally. You [...]

    • I quite enjoyed this story of practical and likable Augusta, who doesn't need a man in her life to be happy. The RDD was a nice man and the story unfolded in typical Neels fashion. The main new element in this book were Augusta's two great-aunts, who are Dutch, so Augusta visited them regularly and already knew some of the language. There's nothing new here to the loyal Neels reader, but then you don't read Neels for excitement or to be amazed by clever plotting. You read her to spend a couple o [...]

    • I liked how you got to know the lead male better, but I hate how betty neels leading men never confide in the women they supposedly live.

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