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Araminta Pomfrey is finally about to pursue her dream to train as a nurse when she finds herself looking after the twin nephews of Dr. Marcus van der Breugh! Marcus is so handsome and kind that Mintie knows she's fallen in love. But does Marcus want a wife?...

Title : Nanny by Chance
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ISBN : 9780373810734
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 219 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Nanny by Chance Reviews

  • Aayesha Khatri
    2019-01-22 16:06

    Nanny by Chance by Betty Neels3.5 stars Oh. Dear. God. *wails* Oh my God. This book was just so…oh God. I love Betty Neels so much, and dear GOD, how much I missed her!!! *wails some more* The food, the breath-taking description of the scenery, the unflappable calm of her heroes, the sensibility of her heroines… *sigh* She is one of the most talented authors I’ve ever read. I am so glad that I found her. Reading her books is one of the simple pleasures of life. Now this book, while very much the same, had something very different in it; the heroine wasn’t good at nursing, even though she wanted to be a nurse. But again, the typical nanny-plot was there, with RDD and an evil OW and superb descriptions of food and cakes (I even DREAMT about them; I was reading the book before I slept) and beautiful descriptions of the surroundings. Neels’ stories make me want to go to Holland so badly!! She is so amazing in the way she describes everything, and so unique in her grammar structure. The heroine was really good, and she wasn’t as much of a doormat as some other BN heroines are. I can’t say I liked the OM plot very much, but that was dealt with quickly so it’s fine. The hero was swoon-worthy. BN’s heroes are always so amazing!!! They all also have a special manner, a way of talking/walking/watching that sets each of them out. This one wore spectacles and looked at people from above them. *shiver* I’ve always found intelligent older men attractive!! The children were a delight, with the non-ending chatter and childish resilience. The plot was also a good one. Also, I’m probably giving this one 4-stars instead of 3 because I’ve missed Betty so damned much.

  • Emily Corse
    2019-02-19 17:15

    Well, if you're a fan of Betty Neels, you know exactly what this is. She rarely disappoints on any element: the poor but plucky nurse, the rich and powerful older Dutch doctor, some excellent meals, a tiny soupçon of adventure (in this case, young boy with mumps, heroine in empty house at Christmas). On the other hand, you really have to be in the mood for such a light concoction and I could barely force my eyes to keep trudging through this time. But it's a classic Betty.

  • Laura
    2019-01-24 14:08

    This was good, but I felt no chemistry between the two main characters. They spent very little time together and while we were able to be inside each of the characters heads when they realized that they loved the other, I didn't believe either of them.

  • Dewi Read
    2019-02-05 16:55

    OMG...dunno what to say... :(

  • Pamela Shropshire
    2019-01-28 13:02

    Araminta Pomfrey - goes by Mintie - has elderly, scholarly parents who specialize in Celtic history and ignoring Mintie. Mintie has spent the past few years working at a children's convalescent home and running the house. But now an elderly cousin is coming to run the house and Mintie has decided to train as a nurse. But first, the local doctor has recommended Araminta as a temp nanny for a couple of archaeologists with twin boys while they are away. The boys are to go to a maternal uncle, who turns out to be Marcus van der Breugh, our RDD.Araminta is very good with kids - she'll be a wonderful mum. Much better than Christina Lutyns, a somewhat mild Veronica.Well, once the twins parents return, Mintie enters nurse training, but it doesn't work out for her. Marcus arranges for her to leave and suggests a job as temporary matron at a private school. While she is unhappy about her unrequited love for Marcus, she enjoys her job and hopes to get on permanently. Alas, when school breaks for Christmas, she is told the former matron is returning. To prove Shakespeare's line that sorrows come not as single spies but in battalions, she also gets a letter that her parents have left for Italy; she calls home and learns the cousin will also be away over the holiday. Poor Mintie will be alone with only Cherub the cat over Christmas!While she is accustoming herself to this sad fact, Marcus suddenly appears. He has had his DR and has arrived to save the day with his D & P.Mintie is delightfully plucky, but Marcus is rather a cardboard figure to me. This book is too light on the romance, IMHO, even for TGB. Not her worst, but bottom third.

  • Tonya Warner
    2019-02-14 16:05

    Araminta Pomfrey is finally able to start her own life. Having older parents that are more intellectual than practical, Mintie has always taken care of the home. An older cousin willing to move in and help has given her the opportunity to go to scgool to become a nurse. Her parents though have accepted a position for her to act as a nanny for a doctor's twin nephews over in Holland and effectually halt her plans.Dr. Marcus van der Breugh needs a nanny to care for his nephews while their parents are abroad for a few weeks. At first meeting Mintie, he assumes she will fit quietly in to his life, fading in to the background, but she always seems to be there, confronting him. He finds that he likes her, and she really isn't as plain as he had originally thought.An excellent story. Well written and romantic.

  • Mirella Grace
    2019-02-01 15:11

    The third time I read this book, I should put 5 stars for this book. Well, really love Marcus van der Breugh and his Mintie..I remembered the first time I read this novel, it was in 2000. I brought and read this while visiting my cousin and her husband, a Dutch dentist in their hotel. The dentist asked what was the book I read and explained him the synopsis of the novel.From my cousin's hubby, I know that Utrecht (the city which become the setting of this novel) was spelled "U-Trecht" instead of "Yu-Trecht"...The story itself were great. But instead of having a marriage in convenient, Marcus van der Breugh just realized that he loved Mintie at the end of the story, therefore just proposed to Mintie at the end of the novel.

  • Alexandra Brovco
    2019-01-26 18:09

    Romance is romance. My Mother loves Betty Neels books, and I pick my Mum's romance recommendations (as I am not usually into this genre that much) whenever I need a quick step-away from whatever it is that I'm reading at that moment. Betty Neels's books are all sweet, slow-paced, and... nice -- but a little too old-fashioned for me, I suppose.The two-star rating is not so much a two-star as it is the "itsokay" note that GR assigns to it. I rec this book to folks who love romance genre. Betty Neels never really disappoints, you know how her stories unfold.

  • Marybelle
    2019-01-21 17:02

    I enjoyed the story very much, and loved how Marcus comes to realize his feelings for Ariminta's, but was disappointed that there was no epilogue or hint of what happens next. It feels like the story just stops.

  • Kobie
    2019-01-31 10:51

    oh so quaint

  • Allison
    2019-02-09 14:02

    A fine read, true to the Betty Neels style. I don't love how the doctor shows up right after she gets made redundant. She should have at least made it home!

  • Mandy Hemmings
    2019-02-12 12:55

    This was the usual Betty Neels fare - strong, self-contained Dutch doctor, underrated and put-upon heroine, no hanky-panky and lots of delicious-sounding food! Great - a literary comfort blanket! :-)