A Good Wife (Best of Betty Neels) by Betty Neels

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By Betty Neels

It appeared unusual to Serena Lightfoot that at any time when she so much wanted aid, orthopaedic health practitioner Mr. Ivo van Doelen consistently appeared to have an answer. while he put in her at his outdated nanny's domestic in Chelsea, Serena knew she could not remain lengthy, for she used to be at risk of wasting her middle to him. yet Ivo knew what he wanted--he easily wanted area to permit Serena to get to understand him, and a wedding among pals might provide him that point. Now all he needed to do was once convince Serena to simply accept his handy proposal....

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You have a pleasant life here; you have friends in the village and leisure. " "You could pay someone--or your wife Alice could come and stay. " Henry's colour had heightened. "Impossible. Alice has the house to run, and quite a busy social life. " He went away then, wishing her an austere goodbye, leaving her to go upstairs and discover why her father was shouting for her. A few days later her younger brother came. Matthew was a gentler version of his brother. He also didn't get on well with his father, but he was a dutiful son, tolerant of Mr.

Now, in the cold light of early morning, common sense took over. Gregory might not be the man of her dreams, but if he loved her she might in time learn to love him, too. She liked him, was even a little fond of him, but she had the wit to know that that was because she hadn't had the opportunity to meet other men. She spent the day busily, dragging down cases and a trunk from the attics, clearing out her father's bedroom, and, after a sandwich and coffee, sitting down to write letters to those who had written and sent flowers.

She put the kettle on, still in her jacket, and ground the beans, then kicked off her shoes, smoothed her hair, laid a tray and, once more her quiet self, went up to her father's room. He was sitting in his great armchair by the window, reading. He looked up as she went in. "There you are. Gregory telephoned. He has a great deal of work. " She put down the tray and waited hopefully. "No. He is a busy man, Serena. " He picked up his book. " Serena went back downstairs, reminding herself that she had had a few hours of pure pleasure on Barrow Hill; it would be something to think about.

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