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The Fifth Day of Christmas It hadn t taken Julia Pennyfeather long to fall in love with Ivo van den WerffBut as soon as she met Marcia Jason she realized she had to fall out of love just as quickly Clearly the other woman had a much stronger claim on Ivo s affectionor did she This is one of the nicest of Betty Neel s stories in that the hero is extremely romantic at the end and gives meaning to the title.Ivo is very obviously smitten by Julia when they are snowbound in Scotland at the beginning of the story but something is holding him back.Julia discovers that it is Marcia Jensen, a woman Ivo dated prior to his six months course in Scotland She caught Polio at a party she attended with him and is using that to keep him and his family in attendance.It doesn t take v This is one of the nicest of Betty Neel s stories in that the hero is extremely romantic at the end and gives meaning to the title.Ivo is very obviously smitten by Julia when they are snowbound in Scotland at the beginning of the story but something is holding him back.Julia discovers that it is Marcia Jensen, a woman Ivo dated prior to his six months course in Scotland She caught Polio at a party she attended with him and is using that to keep him and his family in attendance.It doesn t take very long for Julia to realise Marcia s game and she is frustrated that Ivo seems to believe everything Marcia says Ivo has an interesting attitude to Marcia He is unfailingly courteous and kind but he saysthan once that everyone is surprised at her lack of progress I suspect his chivalry makes it impossible for him to express any doubts about Marcia, especially feeling guilty as he does and believing her to be emotionally attached to him.Julia is a feisty and very pretty heroine These heroines appearin the earlier Neel s stories Ivo is a little different too, considerably younger than the average hero and perhaps that is why he is less certain about what to do about Marcia.Mind you the tendency of Neel s heroes to devote their time to flirting or paying attention to other women while neglecting or being snarky to the heroine should have led to farheroine s giving up and finding greener pastures.But the romantic ending was one of the nicest so I forgive him Once again I find that I m not too tired to state HOW MUCH I FUCKIN LOVE BETTY NEELS Excuse the language This book has to be one of my favourites by her It was just so beautiful Even the OW was so amazingly evil.How I love this sweet anguish Betty puts us readers through And anguish it definitely was Throughout the entire book I was likeShe was honestly one of Betty s best efforts at penning an OW So wonderfully devious and evil Now I ll move onto the heroine, Julia To say I was surp Once again I find that I m not too tired to state HOW MUCH I FUCKIN LOVE BETTY NEELS Excuse the language This book has to be one of my favourites by her It was just so beautiful Even the OW was so amazingly evil.How I love this sweet anguish Betty puts us readers through And anguish it definitely was Throughout the entire book I was likeShe was honestly one of Betty s best efforts at penning an OW So wonderfully devious and evil Now I ll move onto the heroine, Julia To say I was surprised when I found out that she was breathtaking ly pretty is an understatement I had to go back and read it again just to make sure that I d read it right Then I wondered how this was going to work out Usually Betty Neels heroines are mousy and plain, and the OWs are beautiful and eye catching This time the heroine was the eye catching one not that the OW wasn t, she was just as eye catching, but that s beside the point ATM I so completely didn t want a self centred, puffed up heroine, not from Betty Neels So I was really wary But I needn t have worried Because not only did Betty do an amazing job with this heroine, but Julia has to be my most favourite out of all her heroines THAT IS HOW MUCH I LIKED HER.I really loved how Julia was able to stand up for herself, all the while being such a sweet and lovable heroine She knew how to give it back good, she had some fire in her, this one She wasn t a total doormat in front of the OW or the hero I had to hold in my loud cheers at her fiery retorts at times.Despite all that, she didn t let her feelings get in the way She was practical, professional and yet managed to come off as feminine I loved her.As for the hero, he wasn t my most favourite of BN s heroes dear old Tyco still has that honour but God DAMMIT, BN s RDDs FTW image error The reader knows at once that he s smitten with the heroine right from the beginning, although he keeps us on our toes with his affectionate and understanding behaviour towards Marcia, the bitch aka OW I loved the part at the ending where he view spoiler gives Julia the five gifts of Christmas Dammit that was so romantic Be still my beating heart hide spoiler This one was all in all an amazing read I loved it so very much, this one s a special one And once again, Betty outdid herself with the wonderful descriptions of the scenery and the food sigh How I love this woman.Data Author Betty NeelsType Romance, Harlequin, VintageSetting Time 1970 sPlace s Scotland near Newcastle, England London, Holland between Tilburg and OisterwijkCharacters Heroine Julia Pennyfeather, Age 22, Occupation NurseHero Ivo van dee Werff, Age almost 30, Occupation doctor anaesthesist, Specific to BN Hero s special manner conduct hooded eyesFood Can t, for the life of me, remember 4 1 2 Stars Having traveled by ambulance, Julia is a nurse who accompanied a teen back to her home, a day s ride out of London The girl is a diabetic in recovery from surgery a few weeks before They arrive in the middle of a snowstorm, the power and telephone out, and no one home except an elderly man who looks after the house Ivo is the youngest Betty Neels hero I ve read to date at nearly thirty years old He s just completed a six month course in Edinburgh, and is on his way to London, 4 1 2 Stars Having traveled by ambulance, Julia is a nurse who accompanied a teen back to her home, a day s ride out of London The girl is a diabetic in recovery from surgery a few weeks before They arrive in the middle of a snowstorm, the power and telephone out, and no one home except an elderly man who looks after the house Ivo is the youngest Betty Neels hero I ve read to date at nearly thirty years old He s just completed a six month course in Edinburgh, and is on his way to London, when he s caught in a snowstorm, and forced to stop at a country estate to seek shelter It s Julia, in a dressing gown, who answers his knock and he angrily chastises her for opening the door off it s chain to a stranger, asking what if he d been armed with a shotgun She makes him laugh with her quick,Don t be absurd who d be out on a night like this with a shotgunJulia wakes Ivo in the middle of the night to go and get help, as her patient has taken a bad turn, and he surprises her when he announces that he s a doctor Isolated for several days, they form a friendship When Ivo learns that she gave up her position at the hospital and is on her way to her brother s home where she ll be helping her sister in law after the birth of their latest child She doesn t really want to go, but didn t know how to refuse her domineering brother Ivo offers her a job in Holland as a private nurse for a young woman who is staying with his family Ivo hedges when she asks about the woman, but later learns from Ivo s sister that Marcia and Ivo had dated and while attending a party he had convinced her to attend, she d come in contact with a polio carrier, and was hospitalized With Ivo committed to the course in Edinburgh, Marcia went to stay with his family his father also a doctor to convalesce But it s been six months and while Marcia should be fully recovered, she s not When Julia meets her, it s instant dislike and she wonders just how much of her illness is put on to make her appear frail Marcia s a very clever woman and she uses Ivo s guilt to hold him, as before her illness they had had an understanding that one day they would marry Julia hates the hold Marcia seems to have and while she can t prove she s faking she uses her own clever mind to push the woman into arapid recovery I m always amazed at the details in a Betty Neels how she s thought out every circumstance Ivo definitely doesn t want to end his acquaintance with Julia, his need of an English nurse may be contrived, but as Marcia had refused to learn Dutch, it made sense to hire a nurse from England Julia is a constant surprise to him, and he finds it endearing how she seems to trust him implicitly He s a young man and not as life experienced as other Betty Neels heroes, and this is his particular charm It takes some delicate prodding on Julia s part to get him to open his eyes on Marcia s deceit, which it turns out he wasn t all that blind too Julia is a delightful heroine, with a generous heart and a quick temper When Ivo upsets her, she lets him know it view spoiler Ivo was quite the romantic in planning his proposal, right down to the sentimental setting, the choice of the fifth day of Christmas and the gifts that suited the day hide spoiler Theirs is a very satisfying HEA Julia Pennyfeather is a nurse who is accompanies a patient to the patient s home in Scotland via ambulance The weather changes from clouds to fog to freezing fog to snow to a blizzard The ambulance men are snowbound, the expected nurse doesn t show and they are stranded Late in the evening, the doorbell is rung and Julia opens the door to a handsome blond man of about 30 He immediately scolds her for opening the door to a stranger.He is Ivo van den Werff, a Dutch doctor going home from Edinb Julia Pennyfeather is a nurse who is accompanies a patient to the patient s home in Scotland via ambulance The weather changes from clouds to fog to freezing fog to snow to a blizzard The ambulance men are snowbound, the expected nurse doesn t show and they are stranded Late in the evening, the doorbell is rung and Julia opens the door to a handsome blond man of about 30 He immediately scolds her for opening the door to a stranger.He is Ivo van den Werff, a Dutch doctor going home from Edinburgh and getting lost in the snow Over the next few days, they all are forced to band together during the snowstorm with no telephone or electricity, along with diminishing food supplies.Ivo and Julia are instantly attracted to each other and once they begin to make preparations to leave Ivo asks Julia to go with him to Holland and nurse a young woman staying at his home She is recovering from polio Julia very much wants to seeof Ivo so she accepts But once they arrive at his home, the situation is rather awkward Marcia Jason, her patient, is apparently in love with Ivo and generally acts as though they are practically, if not officially, engaged Ivo mostly ignores the situation Marcia is the typical Veronica with one added nuance she is very smart, but she is boring with it She s also obnoxious to Julia and constantly making remarks about Julia being fat or being a big girl Meanwhile, Ivo takes Julia out on a couple of occasions and kisses her and acts like he s in love with her However, when his sister says anything vaguely derogatory about Marcia, Ivo gets angry On one occasion Julia sees Ivo come out of a jewelry store with a small box, and she assumes it s a ring for Marcia.But Marcia has been seeing another man behind Ivo s back She admits to Julia that she isn t in love with Ivo and doesn t want to marry him, but that she will make sure Julia can t have him either.However, Ivo isn t quite as blind as Marcia thinks Ivo has a talk with de Winter, who agrees he will pick Marcia up from Ivo s home, Ivo is off to find Julia, who has sneaked away quietly to return to England He stops by the woods where she had gotten lost and proposes I lost my heart when you opened the door at Drumlochie House and told me in your lovely voice to hurry up and come in out of the cold My Julia, I ve not been cold since because you warm me with your sweetness and gaiety and beauty During previous readings, I had gained the impression that the Holland portion of the book was somehow lesser I don t feel that way now The second half is although different quite as good as the first One of TGB s best 5 stars

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