The River Nymph [NOOK Book]



When professional gamblers Clint Daniels and Delilah Raymond face off across a poker table, events get very wild very fast. He loses his steamboat, the clothes off his back, and all hell breaks out on the St. Louis levee.


The situation gets even wilder after the rivals become ...
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The River Nymph

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When professional gamblers Clint Daniels and Delilah Raymond face off across a poker table, events get very wild very fast. He loses his steamboat, the clothes off his back, and all hell breaks out on the St. Louis levee.


The situation gets even wilder after the rivals become reluctant business partners. On the long journey up the Missouri River to Montana Territory the adversaries become lovers. But as their riverboat takes them farther into the wilderness, Delilah watches her smooth-talking "southern gentleman" slowly revert to an earlier identity--Lighting Hand, the savage "White Sioux," known by his enemies as the Pawnee Killer.

Will The River Nymph carry him too far for redemption?
Will the ghosts of the past "win" his soul?
Or will a determined Delilah be Clint's ace in the hole?
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Editorial Reviews

GoodReads - Barbara A.
"I've long since given up on this genre but I thoroughly enjoyed Clint and Delilah's adventure. They have spectacular fights. It's fun to watch them fall in love. Excellent!"
GoodReads - Alana A.
"I was rolling with laughter at many points."
Romantic Times - Janie anon
"Deliciously original. High energy."
Romantic Times Magazine - Anna Bolling
"Things move along in true Henke fashion. Gems of description, great characters. Ah, bliss!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016581453
  • Publisher: Shirl Henke
  • Publication date: 4/25/2013
  • Series: Nymph Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 751,196
  • File size: 1,024 KB

Meet the Author

SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is “lion tamer” for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times.
“I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen—it’s hard to get good quills these days,” she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those “devil machines.” Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A vivid historical romance

    On the Mississippi Delilah Raymond wins the floating bordello The River Nymph from professional Clint Daniels in a game of cards. However, she hopes to turn respectable with no cards or hookers to manage. Instead she wants to convert the River Nymph into a cargo ship.-------------- To accomplish her objective she needs a partner so she considers Clint, who faced the added humiliation of having to strip after losing a side bet with Delilah. He reluctantly accepts her offer. As they travel the river together with her cargo, they begin to fall in love. However, they face trouble from amoral competitors using hitmen and other dangerous criminals her only hope to achieve her goal lies in trusting him and his relationship with the nearby Sioux, who revere him as venerable Lightning Hand.------------ Readers will obtain a feel for nineteenth century Life on the Mississippi with this vivid historical romance. The lead couple is a fascinating duet who gambles on cards, cargo, and love. Though the bad guys contain no redeeming quality, the fun story line is fast-paced from the moment Delilah stuns the cardsharp and never slows down as he risks his life to help her dream come true.--------------- Harriet Klausner

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