By Victoria Alexander
We all know that an Effington consistently getsher method ... yet this time it is not going to be effortless! girl Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't definitely believe the enjoyment of the Christmas season. Ten years had handed given 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 used to be by no means hers to manage. No, strength over her funds lay within the fingers 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 while he discovers that the frivolous and flighty woman he as soon as knew has become a gorgeous and able girl. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and whereas she turns out unmoved via his fervent seduction, he swears he'll now not relaxation until eventually she accepts that almost all worthy reward of all -- the reward of affection.
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The rest of our days," she echoed as her lips met his once again and she firmly set aside any lingering thoughts of dark, smoldering eyes and unrelenting longing and a kiss that melted her bones. Some things were not meant to be. And some things were. This, Charles, was meant to be. He was her fate, her future, and for now and forever, he would be her life. And she would indeed make him happy for the rest of their days. He deserved no less. She deserved no less. She would put all thoughts of Nicholas Collingsworth away with the other remnants of this Christmas and go on with her life.
I have always understood that I am a descendent of generations of independent, headstrong Effington women, but I never realized the legacy of those ladies until I was forced to draw upon the strength inherent in my own nature. 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.
She sucked in a sharp breath. She'd known this was inevitable. Still, she hadn't really thought his proposal would come tonight. Here. Now. " His worried gaze searched hers. " "Oh, Charles, I—" "I shall get down on one knee if you like, or both if you prefer. " "You needn't—" "I know this is what everyone has always expected, but I'm not asking out of any sense of obligation or because this will make both our families happy but," his grip on her hands tightened, "I want this, or rather you, more than I have ever wanted anything.
A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9) by Victoria Alexander