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Used Very Good +, initials are written on title page
Paperback Dimensions: 109 x 170 x 26mm Publication Date: 2015
The Best Of Betty Neels: Three Classic Stories
The Course of True Love
Getting engaged to Marc van Borsele was the last thing Claribel wanted. Marc was the most annoying and exasperating man she had ever met! But, as the engagement was only a pretense and she did owe Marc a favour, Claribel agreed.
She soon discovered that make-believe can come true, even if you don’t want it to! Before she knew it, Claribel found herself head over heels in love with her pretend fiancé. The course of true love never did run smooth…
A Winter Love Story
Claudia first met Thomas when he was asked to discuss the health of her great-uncle, Colonel Ramsay. After the colonel’s death, Thomas always seemed to be around — and then, astonishingly, he proposed. It took a wonderfully delightful Christmas with his family for Claudia to realize that she truly loved her new husband. Now all she had to do was find a way to persuade Thomas to love her...
Dearest Mary Jane
Mary Jane Seymour wouldn’t like Sir Thomas Latimer for a brother-in-law — she would like him for a husband! But why should she suddenly discover this now of all times, sitting opposite him, being cross-examined as though she were in a witness-box…and fighting an urge to fling her arms around his neck and tell him that she loved him?
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