A Visit from Sir Nicholas by Victoria Alexander
Everyone knows that an Effington always gets her way ... but this time it's not going to be easy!
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!
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
An excellent read for this time of year, Ms. Alexander has incorporated A Christmas Carol into the story as well.
A very good love story between Elizabeth and Nicholas. Referred to as Grand Passion and Grand Madness, spans 10 years.
Elizabeth is very relate-able character, in how she acts when she is younger to try to get attention and how she acts when she is older and widowed.
Definetly 4 stars.