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Gambling on an Angel

Gambling on an Angel

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by Paty Jager
     
 

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The only thing Bas Slocum cares about is his saloon-until he meets an angel wearing a Temperance ribbon.

Letha Harrison and her younger sister are fulfilling their mother's dying request to reunite a family torn apart by the violence of an abusive, alcoholic father. Now they must survive in a lawless town as they search for their brother.

Bas Slocum

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The only thing Bas Slocum cares about is his saloon-until he meets an angel wearing a Temperance ribbon.

Letha Harrison and her younger sister are fulfilling their mother's dying request to reunite a family torn apart by the violence of an abusive, alcoholic father. Now they must survive in a lawless town as they search for their brother.

Bas Slocum keeps everyone at a distance. A lonely childhood and later scrapes with the law have hardened his heart to love. Letha Harrison touches his soul in a way he never thought possible, but now he must hide the one thing he's proud of-or lose his angel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940064147
Publisher:
Windtree Press
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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His chest ached. He had to tell her, even if she never talked to him. The thought of never seeing her or Lottie again seized him with panic.

He stopped, pulled her into his arms, and kissed her.

Letha clung to Bas as he crushed her to him and kissed her as though they would never see one another again. She sensed his anger and fear. As well as the love he tried so hard to deny. She had no idea why he felt this way, but she would do anything within her power to lessen his pain.

Pulling her head back, she grasped his face in her hands. "I'll always be here for you. No matter what."

The anguish and fear in his eyes said he didn't believe her.

She gently shook his head. "I don't know what you are withholding from me, but it would never make me think any less of you."

He growled and pulled her to him, clutching her as if someone were going to come along and tear her away.

"If only I had the strength to tell you," he whispered and kissed her forehead. "Please don't ever hate me. I couldn't bear it."

Meet the Author

Award winning author Paty Jager is a member of national and local writing organizations. She not only writes the western lifestyle she lives it. With sixteen novels and several short stories published, she continues to have characters cavorting in her head.

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Gambling on an Angel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt stop reading, its was a good story, loved it
pianotshr More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. Great pleasure reading and another good book by Paty Jager. I enjoyed her books so much that I have ordered all of them.
ekaterin More than 1 year ago
I have to tell her, but no, I can't tell her yet. I must tell her tonight. No, it's not the right time. I must tell her right away. To delay would ruin everything, BUT NO, I'll spoil her evening... Okay, almost every romance has the big secret, but it gets ridiculous when the inner dialogue is just about this stupid. Jager tries to set up her hero as the honorable man that just doesn't quite realize he's good, but then he goes and steals the woman's virginity after she's had a drink or two. The pacing is off, and the last conflict kind of falls flat. I don't think I'd read another book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart warming love story
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who likes historical romances and even inspirational romances will love this book. It is my favorite among Paty Jagers. The story is well written and keeps you enthralled throughout. I enjoyed the descriptions of the travel and daily trials in the west and especially along the river. I would and have recommended this book to my friends. Some of whom have already read and loved this book as well.