Henrietta's Own Castle

Henrietta s Own Castle An Unexpected Inheritance When Henrietta was left a house in a Dutch village she decided to make her home there and settled happily into her new abode She thought she would like everything about Hol

  • Title: Henrietta's Own Castle
  • Author: Betty Neels
  • ISBN: 9780373811328
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Unexpected Inheritance When Henrietta was left a house in a Dutch village, she decided to make her home there, and settled happily into her new abode She thought she would like everything about Holland except Marnix van Hessel As lord of the manor, he behaved as if it were still the Middle Ages Why couldn t he just marry his fianc e and leave Henrietta in peacAn Unexpected Inheritance When Henrietta was left a house in a Dutch village, she decided to make her home there, and settled happily into her new abode She thought she would like everything about Holland except Marnix van Hessel As lord of the manor, he behaved as if it were still the Middle Ages Why couldn t he just marry his fianc e and leave Henrietta in peace

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    1. Though not in my personal top 5 favorite books ever written by Betty Neels, this still was a very fun and entertaining read. Henrietta was a great heroine, beautiful, tall, loving and in no way shape or form going to take any "guff" from the RDD (Rich Dutch Doctor)! He on the other hand doesn't know quite what to do with the only person in town who doesn't bow to his every whim. There is the requisite evil OW who seems to have her hooks so deep into the hero that even his mother is fretting. Thr [...]

    2. This is the type of Betty Neels that I prefer - the heroine is less downtrodden, she's actually attractive, and she's got a spine. The hero is a little on the snarky snide, but isn't actually cruel (occasionally, the snarky heroes edge over the line). There's even a touch of pining on the hero's part when he thinks he's lost the heroine to another. Le sigh. I read this back when I was a youngster buying giant boxes of old Harlequins for $3 a pop. I enjoyed it then, and it was just as lovely this [...]

    3. Henrietta Brodie, a tall, beautiful brunette -an Olivia - is a Ward Sister in London when she is notified that an elderly aunt has died and left everything to her. Everything is a small house in a small village in The Netherlands, near Tilburg, and a small amount of cash. She immediately gives her notice and moves to the little house, despite knowing no one there and not speaking a word of Dutch.She soon gets to know the other villagers, but she is most interested in the local lord of the manor, [...]

    4. This has got to be one of my favourite Betty Neels stories! I would rate this as a close second to Cassandra by Chance. I liked that for a change our English Nurse was older, beautiful & possessed with a strong personality. She's kind & loving but in no way a doormat & gives as good as she gets, especially when conversing with the hero. I really liked Betty's Rich Dutch Dr too, since you get to see a more rounded personality. You get to see him in all his moods. Amongst these, he has [...]

    5. 4 Stars ~ Henrietta is now 29 and has been Ward Sister for the past 5 years at a very busy London hospital. And though she's had a second proposal for marriage from the hospital pharmacist, she's not willing to just settle. When the post brings a letter from a London attorney's office, she's happily surprised that her Aunt Henrietta has left her a small cottage in a quiet village in Holland. Eager to finally shed her life as Ward Sister, she packs up all her belongings in her beat up Mini (Charl [...]

    6. There was no doubt about it. Henrietta Brodie was an old maid. Her career as a nurse helped to occupy her days, but she was shocked when her distant aunt left her a house in Holland. Here, at last, was surely adventure!Henrietta journeys to the small town of Gijzelmortel in her old car, which she has affectionately named Charlie. There, she meets the lord of the manor, Marnix von Hessel. She is stunned by his handsome appearance. Nevertheless, there is no time for romantic fantasies. The man alr [...]

    7. The intriguing thing I found gave added depth to this story was the story of Henrietta's great aunt and the heroes Uncle. They fell in love many years ago but he was already unhappily married. He gave her a Dame house on his estate and they lived as friends and neighbours until he died without them ever consummating their love as his wife outlived him. The uncle had no children and it passed to Marnix who had a bad experience as a young man and decided to make a marriage of convenience with a ma [...]

    8. I read this on the kindleWhile this follows same sort of format it was different & i got so wrapped up in it i was reading to nearly 2 in the morning to finish this one It wasn't all about it being set in a hospital or going off out in pretty clothes which in other books are more like yes you still have a nurse who goes off to Holland & you have the rich titled Surgeon but that is Betty's style but it really was a good book

    9. I thought this story started a little slowly. It was nice to read about Henrietta's unexpected inheritance of a small home in Holland, but I didn't feel I was getting to know her as much as I wanted to. I liked her cat, who for some reason sleeps in the tea cozy, but she remained a blank to me. Then she decided to help a young Dutchman's love life out, and things became delightful. An airplane crash, mistaken identities, village gossip and a meddling OW kept me smiling as I read.

    10. I'm an avid reader of anything Betty Neels, the warmth, the old fashioned ideals, and yes sometimes corny story line, but this is absolutely one of my fave. I like when Betty's heroine are a bit feisty. And they are so few and far in between. One of the few that I'd read over again.

    11. Another book downloaded on my Kindle for my trip through The Netherlands this summer--just finally got to it. Didn't realize it was a Harlequin Romance. Thoroughly enjoyed it. English nurse inherits a house in the Netherlands, goes there to live, meets rich guy, can’t stand the sight of him, falls in love---typical formula. What I got a kick out of was the descriptions of the towns we visited and stayed in. Not many people have heard of Eindhoven but we stayed there for five nights (on train l [...]

    12. I read this on the kindle While this follows same sort of format it was different & i got so wrapped up in it i was reading to nearly 2 in the morning to finish this one It wasn't all about it being set in a hospital or going off out in pretty clothes which in other books are more like yes you still have a nurse who goes off to Holland & you have the rich titled Surgeon but that is Betty's style but it really was a good book

    13. Quite enjoyed the read. Nice to have a heroine who can stand on her own two feet and stand up for herself.

    14. 3.5* I absolutely love the tiny Dutch village, which the author had brought so vividly to life!I am beginning to see the pattern in Betty Neels' beloved romances. So comforting! The hero was usually a big guy, a doctor, lived in a big and beautiful house/manor/castle! He usually drove a Bentley or Rolls Royce, had lovely staff and a big lovable dog!The heroine was usually no great beauty, but had inner beauty and gumption. She would be practical, brave and independent.They would start out almost [...]

    15. 1/25/17-1/26/17Ah, a favorite. :) Hilarious! And cute. I liked them both (hero and heroine); they were highly entertaining. ;) Loved their bickering and thorough enjoyment in stirring each other up. 4.5/5 stars.October 2017: I've been going through my old updates, cleaning things up a bit, and, now, I'm catching up on my review backlog (I'm still in January of 2017!). In the past, I've always posted my reviews as updates, since they're really just a way for me to remember how I felt about the bo [...]

    16. This is one of my favorite Betty Neels because the heroine was not entirely hopeless and without resources: she was pretty, strong, and capable, and she could hold a grudge like no one's business. She did something during the book that was downright heroic and she really was someone you could admire. The hero was rude and arrogant, but admitted when he was wrong and even apologized!

    17. I've read a lot of Betty Neels stories, however, Henrietta's Own Castle was a first time read for me. To be blunt I didn't like it much. Marnix van Hessel is a most annoying hero! Henrietta Brodie I liked, but her circumstances in having to deal with van Hessel and the annoying Loes, was just too headachy. This one I would take a pass on.

    18. A good old-fashioned RomanceDelightful, old-fashioned romance - the first of this authors books I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'll read more of them to be sure.

    19. Loved itCompletely different characters and story line compared to a lot of her other stories. Fresh and fun and very close to my home town

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