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


  1. Betty Beth, loved the way you incorporated all those titles in your text. Genius! I had great fun reading your post.

    1. Thanks! I'm afraid my husband's taste for puns may be rubbing off on me. :)

  2. Hi Betty Beth,

    There are 2-4 (I don't want to be greedy) titles that I would be more than happy to send you s/h for if you would like. I'm in So Cal so I don't think a Pac NW meet-up is going to happen. Although family is headed up there next week for a visit, I don't think I could convince them to pick up Bettys for me - sadly.

    I can be reached at when you have time.

    I loved your puns as well and thank you for such a generous offer.

    1. Email sent off! The copies are yours. :D

  3. If you think shipping is possible to India, I'd love to see Nanny by Chance...

    1. Can't see any reason why not! I'll set it aside for you.

  4. Betty Beth, I really enjoyed your post. I'm also most impressed by your generosity! If you don't mind sending them to Canada, I'd love to have Tabitha in Moonlight and The Little Dragon please. I'd be glad to cover the cost of S & H also.
    I'm at

    Betty Daphne

    1. Sent you an email about which cover you'd like, but I've set them aside for you.

  5. Loved your creative post! I'm missing "Once For All Time" and would gladly pay you s&h for it. You can email me at caroline@ lifeunfocused .com (without the spaces).

    Thanks!!! :D

    Betty Caroline

    1. One of my very very faves. :)

      Betty AnoninTX

  6. It's true -- there's a web site for everyone on the net! I stumbled across TUJD a couple weeks ago (while Googling something from one of the BN books) and I've been reading some of the older posts. Hilarious! Glad to know there's other BN fans still out there.

    -Betty Sue

    1. So true, Betty Sue, hilarious is the word. This is the funniest web site and besides that this web site is the greatest fun. Welcome!

  7. Hi, I would love to have AT ODDS WITH LOVE, THE ENGAGEMENT EFFECT and WISH WITH THE CANDLES if you still have them, of course, I will pay s/h. My email is Thanks so much!! It's so cool to find some Neels that I haven't read!!!

  8. I have a few extra copies if anyone wants them:

    A Match for Sister Maggy (very good)
    Uncertain Summer (good)
    Tabitha in Moonlight (acceptable)
    Dearest Eulalia/Mistletoe Miracles (good)
    The Doctor's Girl/Marrying a doctor (good)

    I also have two ragged but still readable ones:

    A Suitable Match
    The Secret Pool

    All of these were extras I managed to get in the quest for Betty AnoninNM's large prints. Still looking for a large print Visiting Consultant!

    Betty AnoninTX

  9. Betty Carla here from Australia.
    I have also got a lot of extra copies of Betty's books if anyone is interested.
    I am happy to post locally but won't mind too much if you're overseas.
    The titles are as follows:

    A Suitable Match
    An Unlikely Romance
    The Most Marvellous Summer
    Christmas Miracles (part of a trilogy)
    An Innocent Bride
    An Ideal Wife
    Philomena's Miracle x 2
    Waiting for Deborah
    Nanny by Chance
    The Mistletoe Kiss
    When May Follows
    Only By Chance
    The Course of True Love
    Fate Takes a Hand
    A Match for Sister Maggy
    An Independent Woman
    Matilda's Wedding

    Please feel free to leave your email and I'll get back to you.
    Betty Carla

    1. Hi I just wonder if you still have all the books. I will be interesting to get them, what's the price. thanks my email is