Thursday, May 30, 2013

Betty Beth's Books (say that fast three times...)

via email:
*not the actual books being offered.
 Hello Founding Bettys and the lovely ladies of Neeldom,

I have managed to enjoy a wonderful Winter Wedding, plus a very nice honeymoon at The Edge of Winter on Kauai – does that make me a Pineapple Girl?  (I’ll admit to having a frozen drink out straight out of a pineapple, which was pretty neat.)  

Right after our return to The Magic of Living a life without wedding-related planning, my work hit the annual busy period.  Luckily, my husband (the Professor, as he’s a teacher) is very understanding, and didn’t mind the massive amounts of travel I was required to do this spring… While I was lucky enough to see the Midnight Sun’s Magic in Alaska and a Stormy Springtime in Maine, the big trip was going north on a freighter bound for Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where I worked for some time and read quite a few Betty Neels books by Sun and Candlelight!  But I recently finished my last trip to Oregon Last April Fair, so now I will finally stop feeling like An Independent Woman and return home to spend time with the Professor.  It’s A Dream Come True to be back from so many work trips!

Oh, all right, I’ll stop with the title puns. :D

As I’ve been doing so much travelling, I bought as many Betty Neels books as I could afford for my Kindle (the Professor’s first gift to me!).  While it feels a bit disloyal somehow to the great Mrs. Neels to read her books electronically, I now have almost a hundred of her books in my digital library!  (And I’ve managed to read almost all of them, too – only twenty left before I get to buy some more!)

But this means that I have a few paperbacks that could use good homes.  As I know it’s sometimes a bit hard to find Betty Neels books, I thought I’d offer them here first before taking them off to Goodwill – if you Founding Bettys would like the books to use during future give-aways or events, I would be happy to deliver them or mail them (I believe there's a Pacific Northwest contingent, if a meet-up would be easier).  Too, if you don’t have a use for them, if any of the other Bettys would like one (or more) of the books, I’d be happy to mail them out to fellow Bettys.  (If that’s the case, could you perhaps put up a post so people could claim which they want? I could contact them afterwards to get their mailing addresses so I could send them their books.)

I have quite a few books – the ones with a * are the original covers (ranging from some lovely seventies artwork to some truly awful 90s Harlequin covers), but most of them are the “Best of Betty Neels” reissues.

1. A Christmas to Remember
2. The Chain of Destiny*
3. Roses Have Thorns*
4. Stars Through the Mist
5. Cobweb Morning*
6. Once for All Time
7. The Little Dragon
8. Christmas Miracles – this is an anthology with one of Betty’s short novels inside
9. Small Slice of Summer*
10. Waiting for Deborah*
11. A Little Moonlight*
12. At Odds with Love*
13. Wedding Bells for Beatrice*
14. The Final Touch*
15. Cassandra By Chance
16. The Hasty Marriage
17. An Old-Fashioned Girl*
18. A Matter of Chance*
19. The Engagement Effect – another anthology with one of Betty’s short novels
20. Wish with the Candles
21. Nanny by Chance
22. Tabitha in Moonlight*
23. Not Once but Twice
24. The Hasty Marriage* - yes, I somehow had this one twice in two different covers
25. The Little Dragon* - this one too!

… Well, now that I type it all out that’s more books than I thought!  I hope there are a few ladies out there who can help them go to good homes – if not, I’ll release them into the wild and take them to a Goodwill so they can be discovered anew by future Betty fans.
Happy almost summer, fellow Bettys!  I hope all has been well with all of you, and I hope my absence won’t be held against me.  I missed you all!

-Betty Beth