A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9) by Victoria Alexander

By Victoria Alexander

We all know that an Effington regularly getsher approach ... yet this time it is not going to be effortless! girl Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't definitely think 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 was once left a lady scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's controlled superbly was once 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 working Elizabeth's existence is not a part of Nick's plans. he is intrigued while he discovers that the frivolous and flighty lady he as soon as knew has changed into a stunning and able girl. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and whereas she turns out unmoved through his fervent seduction, he swears he'll no longer relaxation till she accepts that the majority valuable present of all -- the present of affection.

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In spite of his words, he grabbed his chair and whipped it around in front of him in the same manner in which he had done so as a child, when his teasing would drive her to retaliate. She wouldn't be at all surprised if he stuck his tongue out at her at any moment. "Now then, as I was saying, I had arranged a meeting with a charming young woman. " A smile curved the corner of his mouth. " "And when I heard Nicholas coming, I hid behind the sofa, because I thought it was her, you see. " Elizabeth nodded at the sofa at the far end of the wall.

Elizabeth knew full well her anger was directed as much at her late husband as it was at Jonathon—if not more. Pity Jonathon had to take the brunt of it. Still, he wouldn't be in this position now if he hadn't held his tongue for so long. " She drew a deep breath and forced a measure of calm. "Now that you have revealed some of the truth," she picked up the papers and waved them at him, "I need, I deserve, a more detailed explanation than I have received thus far. " "I thought I explained it all rather well," Jonathon murmured.

I remember when I was young, vowing that someday I would call on the reserves of intelligence and competence I knew lay within me and live life precisely as I saw fit. I never did when Charles was alive because there was no need for me to do so. " "Charles was a fool," Jonathon said in a voice far harder than necessary. Her gaze shot to her brother's. "Not to have recognized your intelligence and competence, I mean," Jonathon said quickly. " She laughed. "I suppose it scarcely matters now. All is said and done, and now that I know—" A thought struck her, and she drew her brows together.

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