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

By Betty Neels

It appeared unusual to Serena Lightfoot that each time she so much wanted support, orthopaedic healthcare professional Mr. Ivo van Doelen constantly 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 while he put in her at his outdated nanny's domestic in Chelsea, Serena knew she could not remain lengthy, for she used to be at risk of wasting her center to him.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 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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Bowring, on the point of carving the half-leg of lamb his wife had set before him, put down the carving knife as the phone rang. He addressed his wife and their guest in a vexed voice. "This always happens just as we are about to have a meal. " He went to answer the phone, and was back again within a minute. "Serena Light foot. Her father has collapsed. He isn't my patient. He showed me the door a couple of years ago; doesn't believe in doctors, treats himself and has turned into a professional invalid.

And she drank two glasses of claret. She supposed that she would have been feeling unhappy and worried, but she was pleased to discover that all she felt was relief. She had five hundred pounds and the world before her in which to find the man of her dreams. She tossed back the last of the claret in her glass. There was no need to look for him. She had already found him, although she wasn't sure if a brief acquaintance with Dr. van Doelen was sufficient to clinch the matter. She thought not. Indeed, it was unlikely that their paths would cross in the future.

She would keep it for herself, a reminder of her home in happier days when her mother had been alive. Henry bore away what he considered to be his; he had written a list of various other things, too. Serena hoped that Matthew wouldn't wait too long before making his own choice. Henry was obviously going to exert his rights as elder son. Matthew came the next day, bringing his wife with him. The dinner service was packed up, as was an early-morning tea set which hadn't been used since their mother died.

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