By Victoria Alexander

We all know that an Effington constantly getsher manner ... yet this time it isn't going to be effortless! woman Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't certainly 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 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 regulate. No, strength over her funds lay within the arms of the final guy she ever desires to see back: Nicholas! yet operating 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 become a stunning and able lady. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and whereas she turns out unmoved through his fervent seduction, he swears he'll no longer leisure until eventually she accepts that the majority valuable present of all -- the reward of affection.

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I didn't truly realize that before Charles's death. 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.

Yes, of course. " Frederick puffed his cigar. " Nick scoffed. " Frederick nodded. " "Absolutely," Nick said staunchly. " Nick glared. " "Come now, my boy. In spite of your protests I know you cared for her ten years ago when you left London. I know you avoided her and virtually everyone who knew her—or you, for that matter—on your lone visit home. " "Regardless of whether or not I cared for Elizabeth when I left England, which I will say for the last time I did not, that was a lifetime ago. " Nick nodded.

His lips met hers in a kiss warm and tender. A kiss that spoke of an ease between them and long acquaintence and… love. 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.

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