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Preview — A Visit From Sir Nicholas by Victoria Alexander
A Visit From Sir Nicholas (Effingtons #9)
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, s...more
And the best part of all? Bac ...more
Jonathan is friends with Charles and Nicholas. Since they were very young it was expected that Charles and Elizabeth would one day marry. Nicholas had come to live with his Uncle at around age 10, after his parents di ...more
I liked how the author had Nicholas interact with Lizzie's two sons. So often children ...more
Heroine loses husband to ...more
Puzzling fact: This is the first Christmas romance I've read. This is puzzling because I LOVE Christmas. I'm the type of jolly elf who makes hot cocoa and starts decorating the house the moment Hallmark Channel begins to air their cycle of Christmas movies. I take this shit seriously, is all. Consequently, even though A Visit from Sir Nicholas wasn't exactly gripping fiction, I tor ...more
As far as the main romance goes, I eve ...more
Elizabeth then Charles, has two sons and then Charles suddenly dies. Three years later, Nicholas returns. Up to until point, the novel was slow paced and the dialogue rather long winded but it gathers steams with Nicholas's re ...more
Also, t ...more
But Elizabeth's kids were really cute and the Pirate King chapter was very sweet.
(Even though thi ...more
Lady Elizabeth Effington is a wonderful character , so full of life. And man does she have a temper. And then we have Sir Nicholas Collingsworth. He is such a stubborn man, who walked away from Elizabeth once and broke her heart. And now that he's back and seen how much Elizabeth has changed , he finds himself falling for her. And Elizabeth wants no part of it.
I absolutely loved both characters and ...more
I really loved the romance between Lizzie and Nick. It was described well as a Grand Passion or Grand Madness. Lizzie was relate able to with her reactions and feelings to Nick even after being apart for 10 years.
What I didn't like was how she was behaving when she was younger,acting flighty, as to attract more attention than she would have if she showed her true self. As she is now older a ...more
They really are quite a pair! Such an entertaining tale, much farce!
I love a lively historical with all the pomp and circumstance! Really enjoyable read!
A fun series.
New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.
Since the publication of her first book in 1995, ...more