A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effingtons, Book 9) by Victoria Alexander

By Victoria Alexander

"Everyone is familiar with that an Effington consistently will get her approach ... yet this time it's unlikely to be easy!

Lady Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't certainly consider 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 superbly was once 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!

But operating Elizabeth's existence isn't a part of Nick's plans. He's intrigued while he discovers that the frivolous and flighty lady he as soon as knew has became a gorgeous and able lady. Nick vows to woo — and win — her, and whereas she turns out unmoved via his fervent seduction, he swears he'll no longer leisure till she accepts that almost all helpful reward of all — the reward of love.


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Commentary The moving reconciliation of Mrs Rouncewell with her son is another illustration of parent-child relationships in the novel, a theme which is also touched on ironically when Mrs Rouncewell wonders if Lady Dedlock can imagine her maternal feelings. The theme of the law also re-emerges when Mrs Bagnet compares truth and justice with law and lawyers. Lady Dedlock's flight now becomes the major cause of suspense in the novel's last chapters. Chapter 56 Summary Sir Leicester suffers a stroke and can only communicate with Mrs Rouncewell by writing.

Trooper George gives Richard fencing lessons and seems to recognise Esther, although they have never met. Esther accompanies Richard to Chancery to hear Jamdyce and Jarndyce discussed, but the case is referred back. Mr Guppy introduces Esther to Mrs Chadband, whom Esther recognises as Mrs Rachel, her godmother's servant. George reveals that he has been hiding Gridley, who is wanted by the police and is very ill. Miss Flite accompanies Esther and George to the shooting gallery, where the physician summoned by George proves to be Inspector Bucket in disguise, but Gridley dies before he can be arrested.

Chapter23 Summary Esther returns from the holiday at Boythorn's during which she declined 22 Hortense's offer to become her maid. Richard is less interested in becoming a lawyer and more and more dependent on a successful outcome of the Chancery case. Esther helps Caddy and Prince to tell old Mr Turveydrop that they want to marry and he consents, but Mrs Jellyby is too immersed in her philanthropic correspondence even to be upset by the news! Esther acquires a maid, Charley Neckett, and weeps at Mr Jarndyce's kindness.

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