By Victoria Alexander
We all know that an Effington continuously getsher means ... yet this time it isn't going to be effortless! girl Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't definitely believe the enjoyment of the Christmas season. Ten years had handed seeing that she had boldly declared her love for Sir Nicholas Collingsworth. He rebuffed her and got down to search his fortunes, whereas Elizabeth used to be left a girl scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's controlled fantastically used to be by no means hers to manage. No, strength over her funds lay within the palms of the final guy she ever desires to see back: Nicholas! yet operating Elizabeth's existence is not a part of Nick's plans. he is intrigued whilst he discovers that the frivolous and flighty lady he as soon as knew has became a gorgeous and able girl. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and whereas she turns out unmoved by way of his fervent seduction, he swears he'll no longer leisure until eventually she accepts that almost all priceless present of all -- the present of affection.
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Extra resources for A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9)
Not the kind of passion that melted her knees and seared her senses but rather a gentler affection that warmed her heart and comforted her soul and promised to be true forever. He pulled away, and she stared up at him with mock suspicion. "I see no mistletoe here, Charles. " He released her, reached into his waistcoat pocket, then drew forth a bedraggled twig of limp leaves and drooping berries, which he presented with a theatrical flourish. " She raised a brow. "And do you carry it with you in the event an opportunity to use it presents itself?
The library, indeed all of Thornecroft House, was exactly as he remembered. Even the disarray in this particular room appeared untouched, although Nick suspected that in the last decade, Mrs. Smithers had surely managed regular, if surreptitious, cleanings. Still, the look, even the scents of beeswax and cigars and times long past were exactly as he'd remembered when he'd closed his eyes at the end of a day. This was the very essence of comfort and belonging and home and precisely what he had missed in those endless years alone.
Or rather how she'd thought she'd felt. Jonathon's comment was little more than speculation on his part based on nothing of substance. "Nicholas and I shared nothing whatsoever but a casual sort of friendship. " It wasn't the truth, of course, yet it wasn't entirely a lie. It had taken far longer than she'd expected, but she had managed to put Nicholas out of her mind for the most part. After all, she'd had Charles, a man who, in spite of his faults, had indeed loved her, and she'd loved him as well.
A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9) by Victoria Alexander