The Moon for Lavinia

The Moon for Lavinia➼ [Download] ➹ The Moon for Lavinia By Betty Neels ➹ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk A nursing job in Holland was the only way Lavinia Hawkins could ensure a home and security for herself and her young sister Peta Yet within weeks of arriving she was married to the devastatingly hands A nursing job in Holland was the only way Lavinia Hawkins could ensure a home and security for herself and her young The Moon PDF/EPUB ² sister Peta Yet within weeks of arriving she was married to the devastatingly handsome Professor Radmer ter Bavinck Radmer had assured Lavinia that the marriage would be on a friendly basis only He needed a kind stepmother for his daughter and a competent housekeeper to run his home It seemed to be the ideal arrangement—for everyone except Lavinia. 4 12 stars Reasons to love RadmerHe is forthright It seemed to me that since we liked each other on sight it would be silly to go through the preliminaries but if you prefer that I'll call you Miss Hawkins for a week or two erase from my mind the sight of you in Sibendina's dressing gown and drop you off at the next bus stopHe likes curvy girls You just go on eating he said forcefully I like to be able to tell the front of a woman from her back those skeletal types teetering round on four inch heels don't appeal to me He is kind to Lavinia's sister PetaReason to be annoyed with RadmerHe sells Lavinia short at first You're sensible your feet are firmly planted on the ground You will never be tempted to reach for the moon my dearAnd I like Lavinia In spite of being a little plump and with a face which was neither plain nor pretty she is kind and fairly even tempered accepting Radmer's compliments with aplomb although she isn't certain whether he is serious or notI love how she matter of factly accepts his proposal in front of witnesses at the hospital dishing him out some of his own medicine as it were And then immediately leaves without giving him a chance to even speakI uite enjoyed this delightful book which is a bit different from the usual Betty No evil OW or OM; only mildly angsty in the last couple of chapters before the denouement I remember being fond of this one and it's gratifying to learn that it held up for me I'm not usually fond of the marriage of convenience theme but Betty Neels always manages to make them special Radmir had a very bad marriage and he thought that one of friendship would be ideal all around He sells Lavinia short at first but slowly he realizes what a gem he truly has Of course by this time he's convinced that Lavinia only wants the marriage they agreed upon When Radmir seems to have withdrawn his friendship Lavinia is truly heartbroken She's convinced that Radmir has come to deeply regret their marriage There's some delightful moments as Radmir has to win his bride and give her the HEA that she so deserves While trying to better life for her teenaged sister and herself Lavinia Hawkins finds herself work as a nurse in Amsterdam Nursing might be the same but finding herself on the receiving end of the attentions of professor Radmer ter Bavinck are not the nor for her She has lived a plain life and finding herself involved with Radmer makes her wish for a dramatic lifeRadmer believes he can wedge Lavinia in to his life She can assume the duties of wife and maintain his home care for his daughter and her sister and be there whenever he needs her just not have an emotional attachment Who needs love when friendship is there His work has always been his top priority besides his daughter But he comes to find Lavinia might just be the most important of allWonderful Sigh another wonderful Neels My review on my blog Sweet Typical BN with strong characters and wonderfully descriptive You can almost taste the food in the restuarants Lavinia is a nurse in the UK whose sister is being raised by an uber bitch aunt and is threatening to run away Lavinia hatches a plot to get a job in Holland so Peta can come and live with her While in Holland she meets Radmer; a pathologist at her new hospital who according to the grapevine is a widower with a 14 yr old daughter Sibby Thanks to his persistence they begin a tentative friendship which culminates in his casual proposal of marriage while at lunch with his daughter Lavinia is of course in love but Radmer wants a MOC with deep friendship and no The fun is in watching him become aware of and attracted to his gentle and loving wife much to his discomfort and surprise Lavinia needs to make a new life where she can have her teenage sister with her away from the influence of their selfish and controlling aunt This takes her to Holland and into the sphere of Radmer ter Bavinck He is a widower with a teenage daughter whose marriage lives in his memory as something never to be repeatedHe likes Lavinia at once and sees that their needs were complimentary Only he doesn't want love only friendship in the marriage he offersLavinia of course falls for him and it is fun watching Radmer slowly come to realise that he is missing out when he refused to consider a loving marriage with someone as sweet and kind as Lavinia Only it seems like it's too lateA lovely little read Good but not her best 375I liked the first half so very much There were little funny details like Lavinia doing sums ON THE UNDERSIDE OF HER UNIFORM And here I thought doing sums on the back of an envelope was how BN heroines did it hahaThen there was the part Lavinia mentioned she had to diet to try slimming down Radmer actually ROARED and told her to keep on eating‘Super I’m famished though I keep meaning not to eat you know—only I get hungry’He was letting the dogs out and turned round to ask ‘Not eating? A self imposed penance?’‘No—I’m trying to get really slim’Dong and Pobble were prancing round her and she bent to rub their ears and then jumped at his sudden roar ‘You just go on eating’ he said forcefully ‘I like to be able to tell the front of a woman from her back these skeletal types teetering round on four inch soles don’t appeal to me’She laughed ‘It would take months of dieting to get me to that state but I promise you I’ll eat a good lunch just to please you’LOVEI liked Radmer very much as he was trying to get to know Lavinia; he was funny friendly and cheeky asking if he needed to erase the image of Lavinia in his daughter's dressing gown which we read earlier was a bit too small for plump LaviniaThe problem was after he married her he pretty much ignored or avoided her The stupid things he said to ensure a safe MOC for him being able to remain devoted to his workI was going you stupid man you are going to EAT EVERY WORD when you fall in love with Lavinia I loved how he took out his hanky tied a knot to remind himself to buy Lavinia a fur wrap This is as cute as RDD jingling loose change in his pocketsThe angst Lavinia feltI totally got why she didn't feel she could try to make Radmer fall for herthat's kind of going back on their agreement Radmer already did so much for her and Peta so she felt honour bound to fufill her end of the agreement meaning be a companion to Sibby run his house and entertain his guests so that basically he could be uninterrupted at workOnly when his feeling changed and poor Lavinia kept repeating the terms of their MOC he got frustrated thinking Lavinia wanted to keep the MOC platonicnotice his gleams in his eyes and those rough kissesPeta and Sibby were so lovable how atypical of teenage girls LOL Their desperate attempt to cause a showdown worked It was so funny when they explained why they did what they did and running away was plan 3 Plans 1 and 2 wouldn't work for hilarious reasons they swam too well to drown and throwing themselves in front of a car might actually kill them and it defeated the purpose LOLI with there had been romantic interludes after the weddingI was sad not just Lavinia that there was no tête à tête But it was heartening to see the Radmer avoided Lavinia the closer he was to declaring himself Bentley With a Rolls and Mini on orderI usually don't like MoC stories even from La Neels but his one was good There were some glaring typos Lavinia taking an English lesson some mixed up pronouns which were highly unusual Radmer was great He encouraged Lavinia to eat was a super dancer and was clearly a great dad Lavinia was a pretty typical mousy BN who came with her younger sister Peta Her concern over prices was nice No OW A little dramaangst regarding Radmer's first wife but nothing too dramatic Back cover blurbA nursing job in Holland was the only way Lavinia Hawkins could ensure a home and security for herself and her young sister Peta Yet within weeks of arriving she was married to the devastatingly handsome Professor Radmer ter Bavinck Radmer had assured Lavinia that the marriage would be on a friendly basis only He needed a kind stepmother for his daughter and a competent housekeeper to run his home It seemed to be the ideal arrangement—for everyone except Lavinia

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Moon for Lavinia
  • Betty Neels
  • English
  • 05 July 2015
  • 9780373811014