By Betty Neels
Sarah Dunn had labored with Hugo van Elven for a very long time, and she or he used to be astounded while he all of sudden proposed to her. either one of them have been nonetheless improving from earlier unsatisfied amorous affairs, which was once why Sarah determined to simply accept. without doubt neither of them would want to get emotionally concerned back for a long time, yet she had no longer thought of what could take place if her emotions for Hugo replaced, whereas his remained a similar. may their want for romance conquer their painful pasts, and make allowance a brand new companionship to develop?
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They were within sight of the little door in the wall of the kitchen garden when he stopped. ’ He put a small box into her hand and she opened it, conscious of delight that he should have thought of it, and caught her breath at the diamond and pearl earrings m it. She said, a little breathless: ‘Hugo, they’re superb! I love them. ’ She stopped and started again, her voice very level. ‘Don’t you see, Hugo? they’re so lovely, such a magnificent gift... I don’t deserve them. ’ He interrupted coolly, ‘You mean because we’re not in love?
My father came to England in the twenties; he had a Leiden degree—he took a degree at Cambridge too. He met my mother here—she was visiting her grandparents, as her mother was an Englishwoman. They married and returned to Holland where I was born. I followed my father’s pattern—Leiden and then Cambridge. It was there that I met Janet and I decided to stay in England. I had inherited the house at Richmond and it was already a second home to me. ’ She heard the blandness so that her voice was stiff.
He had left Sarah in Phipps Street, waiting patiently in the car until Mr Ives had opened the door and ushered her inside the dark little hall. She had turned to wave, and he had lifted a casual hand in farewell and driven away. Mrs Brown was delighted to see her, but her delight didn’t quite mask the fact that she wasn’t well. Her elderly face was too pale and lined; her ankles, Sarah noted with a nurse’s eye, were badly swollen. She had been twice to the hospital, she informed Sarah, driven there by someone whom she described as ‘a kind old geezer in a bowler ‘at’, who Sarah guessed was a member of the hospital car service...
Fate Is Remarkable (Harlequin Special Release: the Best of Betty Neels) by Betty Neels