the right choice—forfeiting her love and driving her into the bosom of her family . and all its dominions were to fall under the jurisdiction of Richard de Lacey. He looked over the heads of his escort and saw a lone rider coursing toward. The doctor had evidently succumbed to Lacey's importunities, for she gave Dallas a coldly triumphant glare as he allowed the nurse to escort him from the room. Lacey's voice rose toward hysteria. Due to Cliff's illness the family spent an unusually quiet holiday season with no parties, only an occasional chance caller. Sophie allowed Trevor to escort her mother to her room while she went to the family room to check on Lacey. Her daughter was curled Sophie gently laid her wrist against Lacey}s forehead. ¡Are you hungry or Trevor rose. ¡I}ll check on the.