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The Awakened Heart Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2003
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I'm so glad that I decided to try another of her books. I just finished The Awakened Heart and I loved it! The wealthy and famous heart surgeon from Holland falls in love at first sight with Sophie, who is a nurse at one of the hospitals in London in which he has patients. Because he doesn't think she will believe he fell in love with her at first sight, he keeps his feelings for her hidden and asks her to marry him just because they are "friends" and will be good companions to each other. She agrees to this type of marriage because she doesn't know he is in love with her and she does know that she is not in love with him and thinks she never will be in love with him or anyone else. Several years ago she had a relationship that ended very badly and she isn't eager to have her heart broken again. So this marriage for companionship sounds like a pretty good deal to her.
As much as I disliked Marius in A Girl in a Million, I LOVED Rijk. Are you ready for this? His full name is Rijk van Taak ter Wijsma. I have no idea how to pronounce any of that so I just called him Van in my mind because that was the only one of his names I could pronounce. Name notwithstanding, I adored him and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I pretty much didn't put it down until I finished it.
Earlier I said he fell in love with her at first sight. I loved how that first meeting took place! I can see this as the opening scene of a movie!Read more ›
When Dutch Brain Surgeon Dr. Rijk van Taak ter Wijsma proposed to Sophie Blount there was no romance, no roses, and no declaration of love. However there was a kiss - - - on the cheek. This was to be a marriage of convenience. That was fine with Sophie; she decided long ago that romance was not for her. Once bitten, twice shy - she had been burned by love once and was content to enter into a comfortable, companionable marriage. After all, she liked Rijk, they were friends, and they would be content and happy together. They would not have to contend with the highs and lows of love and/or passion. But what would she do now that she felt those emotions and more because Rijk awakened her heart?
A pleasant marriage-of-convenience story sure to please any Neels fan.
guard against future encounters, and brings Sophie around to a realistic appreciation of love
by the end of the book. Ms. Neels' characters are well drawn and engage the empathy of the
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Betty you are the best in what you do
A gem of a writer. You are missed.
A friend of love stories.
True love story about a Dr. And shy nurse . In parts of the world
England and the Netherlands ,forever
i enjoy Betty Neels books. But I like this one because the Professor courted Sophie without her realizing it. It's a sweet story with excess sugar.Published on January 28, 2013 by C.A. Crowner