Wager for a Wife by Karen Tuft Paperback, 256 pages | ISBN: 1524407674 (ISBN13: 9781524407674)
Expected publication: December 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications, Inc.
William Barlow's life has been forever altered: his estranged father is dead, and William has inherited the title of Viscount Farleigh. Along with the title comes a neglected estate, an enormous amount of gambling debt, and one astounding acquisition that will turn William's world upside down . . .
It is her first London Season, and Lady Louisa Hargreaves could not be more pleased. She has attracted the attention of the Earl of Kerridge, and the two are on the cusp of an official betrothal. That is, until she learns of a generations-old family debt: her grandfather gambled her hand in marriage and lost, and now Louisa must pay the price. She will marry not the earl but a man she just met, who has taken her freedom in one fell swoop. Even as she struggles to understand the handsome and aloof man she is to wed, Louisa is irresistibly drawn to him—and he to her. But she soon realizes he is harboring secrets, and as her wedding day approaches, she must discover what her future husband is hiding before she makes the gravest mistake of her life.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
Lady Louisa Hargreaves could not believe her good fortune in capturing the attention of the very attractive and sought after, Earl of Kerridge! It is just her first season and he has asked for her hand in marriage! However, due to a gambling debt of her grandfather, she now faces the very difficult choice between honor and prestige, plus, an elite title.
This is during a time when a person's word was his/her bond. It was, also, a time when one's honor ranked above all else.
The author has successfully created a, somewhat predictable tale, into a captivating, touching tale of painful decision, plus, two conflicting romances.
I, literally, couldn't put it down until I had finished it. It left me anticipating further reading of books by this talented author.
Through the descriptive writing, the reader feels she/he is a part of the story.
The book title and cover were very "fitting".
I offer a Five Stars rating for this book of fiction.
*This book was gifted me with no suggestion for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU then graduated from the University of Utah in music theory as a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies. In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mother, pianist, composer, and arranger, and has spent countless hours backstage and in orchestra pits for theater productions. She also has a 75 percent success rate when it comes to matchmaking and is a big believer in happy endings. Among her varied interests, she likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel--whether by car, plane, or paperback.
Karen is also a 2016 Foreword INDIES finalist.
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