The Gamble [NOOK Book]

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Georgiana Newbury’s father was a blackmailer, though she only learned this on his death. In an effort to provide for her handicapped sister, she attempts one extortion of her own—for the elderly Earl of Winterdale to present her to society to find a husband. But the earl is dead and the title has passed to his nephew, who, for reasons of his own, agrees to Georgie’s demands.
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The Gamble

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Overview

Georgiana Newbury’s father was a blackmailer, though she only learned this on his death. In an effort to provide for her handicapped sister, she attempts one extortion of her own—for the elderly Earl of Winterdale to present her to society to find a husband. But the earl is dead and the title has passed to his nephew, who, for reasons of his own, agrees to Georgie’s demands.

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The knowledge that her late father, Lord Weldon, had been a blackmailer was shocking enough, but when Georgiana Newbury actually follows in his footsteps, if only briefly, and tries to "convince" one of her father's victims, the elderly Earl of Winterdale, to present her to society in an effort to find a suitable husband, even she is surprised. However, the earldom has changed hands, and when the present earl, young, arrogant, and not at all what Georgiana had expected, suddenly agrees to her plan, she begins to question her decision. In this fast-paced, highly readable Regency historical, a bold, bright heroine who takes her family responsibilities seriously faces off with a handsome, calculating hero with a purpose of his own; the novel deftly depicts the flash and glitter of the season and will please Wolf's many fans.


Reviews for other Joan Wolf Regency Regency novels ...

The Guardian ...
The Belles and Beaux of Romance
“Joan Wolf always delivers a stellar reading experience. … The latest treasure by Joan Wolf is The Guardian. Set in Regency England it is a tale about an extraordinary woman and how she deals with family secrets, deceit, and the great love of her life.

The Arrangement ,,,
Another winner…wonderfully written….Whether your favorite Joan Wolf story features Regency heroes, strong heroines, or marvelous Regency era settings, you'll find it all here in The Arrangement.
Sherry Crane – Compu-Serve Romance Reviews

The Deception …
What with the resurgence of interest in Jane Austen, Regency romances are enjoying a renewed popularity. Veteran novelist Wolf (best known for her prehistoric The Reindeer Hunters), turns in her own delightful addition, one that combines sensuality and passion with a spirited first-person narrative. When Kate Fitzgerald's horse-trader father is killed, she's placed with her malicious uncle, who spitefully maneuvers her into marriage with Adrian, Earl of Greystone. Waterloo hero Greystone accepts the unfortunate situation, but Kate falls deeply in love. Against the colorful racetrack background of the running of the Guineas at Newmarket, she schemes to entrap the aristocrat who murdered her father.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


Editorial Reviews For Joan Wolf's Regency Titles ...

“Joan Wolf never fails to deliver the best.”
NORA ROBERTS

“Joan Wolf is absolutely wonderful. I've loved her work for years.”
Iris Johansen

“As a writer, she's an absolute treasure.”
Linda Howard

“Joan Wolf is back in the Regency saddle! Hallelujah! “
Catherine Coulter

“Strong, compelling fiction. “
Amanda Quick

:Joan Wolf writes with an absolute emotional mastery that goes straight to the heart.”
Mary Jo Putney.

"A master storyteller."
Publisher's Weekly
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149484256
  • Publisher: Ten Talents Press
  • Publication date: 3/30/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 231,996
  • File size: 565 KB

Meet the Author

Joan Wolf is a USA TODAY bestselling author, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her national recognition as a master of the genre. Her many historical and contemporary romances have been highly praised by reviewers and authors alike. Publisher's Weekly reviewed one of her novels as "historical fiction at its finest." Joan was born in New York City but has lived most of her life in Connecticut with her husband, two children and numerous pets. An avid rider and horse owner, she enjoys featuring horses in her novels.
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  • Posted June 3, 2013

    I love this group of novels by Joan Wolf, whose writing is as fa

    I love this group of novels by Joan Wolf, whose writing is as far from "dirty," as a previous reviewer suggests, as anyone in the genre. It may be too much for those in a convent. The Gamble tells the story of Georgiana, who, upon the death of her father, discovers that he was a blackmailer. Her attempts to right this wrong go hilariously awry, and she eventually uses the tactic herself to arrange a marriage with Lord Winterdale. Things turn serious when a series of attacks occurs. Only shortcoming in this fun read: fatal failure to communicate. But if the two prinicpal characters talked openly to each other, it would be a different book wouldn't it? The group of novels I refer to includes, The Arrangement, The Gamble, The Pretenders (not an e-book yet), The Deception, The Guardian and Golden Girl, all great reads.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2010

    good and then it got vulgar/dirty

    Good until they get married and then it gets very dirty and you need to stop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2003

    Best book that i have read in a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the first joan wolf book i have read but it is definately not the last!!!!!!!!!! when you finish it> it leaves you wanting more!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2002

    I'm going to struggle through...

    I can't believe it is not made evident somewhere in either the critics' reviews or the other customer's review that this book is written in first person. How stupid. If you like reading books that are written NORMALLY, I wouldn't recommend this book. I am going to struggle through this book because I just spent good money on it, but so far I'm just irritated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2001

    Great Story!

    I just recently started reading Joan Wolf, and have found her books to be thoroughly enjoyable. The Gamble has been my favorite so far. I like a good romance, but there has to be a good story line, with characters you feel like you miss when the story is over. I do not like trite stories, and Joan is not guilty of this! I strongly recommend her books, especially this one.

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