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A Visit From Sir Nicholas

Victoria Alexander

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Description

Everyone knows that an Effington always getsher way ... but this time it's not going to be easy!

Lady Elizabeth Effington simply could not suitably feel the joy of the Christmas season. Ten years had passed since she had boldly declared her love for Sir Nicholas Collingsworth. He rebuffed her and set out to seek his fortunes, while Elizabeth was left a woman scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's managed beautifully was never hers to control. No, power over her finances lay in the hands of the last man she ever wants to see again: Nicholas!

But running Elizabeth's life isn't part of Nick's plans. He's intrigued when he discovers that the frivolous and flighty girl he once knew has turned into a beautiful and capable woman. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and while she seems unmoved by his fervent seduction, he swears he will not rest until she accepts that most precious gift of all -- the gift of love.

Publishers Weekly Review

Nov 22, 2004 – While Alexander's many fans will snatch up her latest romance featuring the irrepressible Effington family (The Pursuit of Marriage, etc.), newcomers may wonder what all the fuss is about. In this lusterless Victorian-era novel, Nicholas Collingsworth casts away the burgeoning affection of Elizabeth Effington so that she can marry his best friend, then departs to make his fortune abroad. When Nicholas returns to London 10 years later, Elizabeth is a lovely young widow, and he pledges to correct his mistake by winning her heart and hand. With few genuine obstacles to contend with besides Elizabeth's pride and stubbornness, Nicholas's campaign lacks tension. A possible threat to their happiness springs out of nowhere four-fifths of the way through, providing momentary excitement, but it fizzles out before its dramatic potential is explored. Elizabeth's impulsiveness adds some sparks, but when she throws a vase for the third time in a fit of bad temper—this time a priceless Ming aimed directly at Nicholas's head and flung "with all her strength"—readers may wonder if Nicholas should wait 10 more years for the lady to grow up. One shining beacon is Alexander's dialogue, which screenwriters might envy for its rat-a-tat zing. But those seeking surprises should pass up this bland holiday offering.
A Visit From Sir Nicholas
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Oct 13, 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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