By Victoria Alexander
We all know that an Effington continually getsher approach ... yet this time it is not going to be effortless! woman Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't certainly believe the enjoyment of the Christmas season. Ten years had handed because 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 lady scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's controlled superbly used to be by no means hers to manage. No, energy over her funds lay within the palms of the final guy she ever desires to see back: Nicholas! yet working Elizabeth's existence isn't really a part of Nick's plans. he is intrigued while he discovers that the frivolous and flighty woman he as soon as knew has changed into a gorgeous and able girl. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and whereas she turns out unmoved by means of his fervent seduction, he swears he'll no longer relaxation till she accepts that the majority valuable reward of all -- the reward of affection.
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Extra resources for A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9)
Exclaimed the Spirit. "Never," Scrooge made answer to it. " Frederick puffed on his cigar and studied his nephew. " Nick settled deeper into the library chair that matched his uncle's, a glass of excellent brandy in one hand, a fine cigar in the other. " Frederick snorted. "Scarcely worth mentioning, I'd say. You were in London for no more than a handful of days. " Sir Nicholas grinned. " "Business is exceedingly important in this day and age, and Her Majesty knows it. " Frederick aimed his cigar at the younger man.
Jonathon blew a long breath. " she snapped. " "I know that you and he once shared some affection for one another," he said quietly. " At once, she got to her feet and stalked across the room. Absolutely no one knew how she had once felt about Nicholas. 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.
Nick had indeed earned his success. What he had been able to locate of his father's investments, given James's random record keeping, had proved worthless. Nick's own ventures into shipping and exporting had produced a steady profit with equally steady, but only moderate, growth. It was when he'd invested and then become a partner in a new steamship line to transport not only goods but also passengers that his fortune had truly been made. Steam-powered ships crossed the Atlantic from England to America in a mere eleven days rather than the thirty-five or more required for a crossing by sail.
A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effington Family, Book 9) by Victoria Alexander