By Betty Neels

ISBN-10: 0373199538

ISBN-13: 9780373199532

It appeared unusual to Serena Lightfoot that each time she such a lot wanted support, orthopaedic health practitioner Mr. Ivo van Doelen regularly appeared to have an answer. whilst he put in her at his outdated nanny's domestic in Chelsea, Serena knew she could not remain lengthy, for she was once at risk of wasting her center to him. yet Ivo knew what he wanted--he easily wanted area to permit Serena to get to grasp him, and a wedding among acquaintances may supply him that point. Now all he needed to do used to be convince Serena to just accept his handy proposal....

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True, there was a washing machine, old now, and given to rather frightening eruptions and sinister clankings, and there was central heating in some of the rooms. But this was turned off at the end of March and not started again until October. Since the plumber from Yeovil came each half-year and turned it on and off, there wasn't much she could do about that. Serena, recognising the brick wall she was up against, had decided sensibly to make the best of things. After all, Gregory Pratt, a junior partner in the solicitors' firm in Sherbome, had hinted on several occasions that he was considering marrying her at some future date.

Light foot's ill temper while at the same time paying no more than duty visits. He was accompanied by his wife, a forceful young woman who was scornful of Serena, whom she considered was hopelessly old-fashioned in her ideas. She came into the house declaring breezily that Serena was neglecting the garden, and did she know there was a tile loose on the porch roof? These things need attention," she pointed out. "It doesn't do to neglect a house, certainly not one as large as this one. " Serena let that pass, allowing her sister-in-law's voice to flow over her un listening head while her brother went to see his father.

He was reading his paper and didn't look up. "I'll have a little ham for lunch, and a few slices of thin toast. " "Well, you had a splendid breakfast," Serena pointed out cheerfully. "Egg, bacon, toast and marmalade, and coffee. And, of course, if you got up and had a walk that would give you an appetite. " She gave him a kindly smile; he was an old tyrant, greedy and selfish, but her mother had asked her to look after him. Besides, she felt sorry for him, for he was missing so much from life. "I'm going out for a walk," she told him.

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