By Victoria Alexander
We all know that an Effington continually getsher manner ... yet this time it isn't going to be effortless! girl Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't definitely think the enjoyment of the Christmas season. Ten years had handed when you consider 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 lifestyles is not a part of Nick's plans. he is intrigued whilst he discovers that the frivolous and flighty woman he as soon as knew has became a stunning and able lady. 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 relaxation till she accepts that the majority necessary present of all -- the reward of affection.
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Extra info for A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9)
Before she turned into a quivering mass of despair. Still, she could not allow this ill-advised meeting to destroy her life and her future. "I do hope you will not tell—" "It shall be our secret," he said firmly. " He grinned. " She cast him a relieved smile. "I must return to the ball. " She turned to go, stifling the impulse to run, to flee as fast as she could. Lizzie stepped to the door, then drew a deep breath and turned back to Nicholas. "I suspect we shall not see each other again, at least not for a very long time.
Frederick chuckled and flicked the ash of his cigar in the general direction of the ever-present saucer. Inevitably the ashes drifted to the floor. Nick laughed. " Nick aimed his cigar at his uncle. " Frederick studied him for a moment. " Frederick considered him thoughtfully. "Ten years ago, even on your last visit, you would not have sat calmly in your seat without fidgeting or leaping up to pace the room. You are far less restless than you once were. " Nick's voice was casual, as if his words were of no consequence—and perhaps, at this point in time, they weren't.
To console Charles's widow? Charles's friendship alone deserved more than that. Nick's loyalty to his childhood companion did not end with his death. Besides, Elizabeth was surrounded by family and friends, and he would have been nothing more than an unwelcome interloper. Nick had avoided both Charles and Elizabeth on his brief visit home, and given their parting, he could not imagine Elizabeth greeting him upon the death of her beloved husband with anything less than disdain. Indeed, he might not have returned now had it not been for a letter from her brother.
A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9) by Victoria Alexander