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When a Texan Gambles (Wife Lottery Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Sarah Andrews has been raffled off to a groom whose life is in need of saving.  She agrees to help him, but never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that this dangerously attractive Texan would steal her heart—and make her want to take the biggest gamble of all.


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When a Texan Gambles (Wife Lottery Series #2)

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Overview

Sarah Andrews has been raffled off to a groom whose life is in need of saving.  She agrees to help him, but never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that this dangerously attractive Texan would steal her heart—and make her want to take the biggest gamble of all.


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Thomas' second Texas title is even better than the first, which is terrific.
Publishers Weekly
In 1880, three young women are expelled from a wagon train in the middle of wild-and women-starved-Texas: young widow Sarah Andrews, volunteer nurse Lacy Dillavou and spunky Bailee Moore. All three become murder suspects when a no-goodnik attempts to steal both their wagon and Lacy, but in the absence of a dead body, a pragmatic sheriff raffles them off to marriage-minded locals-hence Thomas's Wife Lottery Series. This book, which is second in the series after The Texan's Wager, follows the relationship between Sarah and legendary bounty hunter Sam Gatlin as they evade criminals, sleep under the stars and sort out their feelings for each other. While Sam keeps them safe, Sarah tries to come to terms with her tumultuous past and the realization that she may be in love with her new husband. The Texas setting is familiar territory to Thomas's fans, as is the book's lively dialogue and endearing homespun characters. What may confuse some readers, however, are the occasional references to characters and incidents from the previous installment. Despite Thomas's sloppy plotting-she drops plot threads and characters at whim and then works them back in when it's convenient-this bright, character-centered tale should entertain fans of the Old West. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101153512
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Wife Lottery Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 45,817
  • File size: 344 KB

Meet the Author

Jodi Thomas
Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2003

    Asuperb western romance

    In 1883 after confessing that she killed nasty Zeb Whitaker with two other women, Sarah Andrews is placed in a wedding raffle by Sheriff Riles. Shockingly the last person that anyone would expect to enter the contest, bounty hunter Sam Gatlin wins. He pays her fine, gets her out of jail, and marries her. Sarah expects he will abandon her like her husband and baby who died while heading west and the wagonmaster who kicked her off the train.<P> However, before they can leave town, Levi Reed stabs Sam in the back. He asks Sarah to pull out the knife and to get them out of town as he is a sitting duck for anyone who wants a reputation. She pulls off the impossible, but on the trail meets three children claiming Sam as their father though he denies it whenever he awakens. As she nurtures him back to health, they fall in love, but to have a long term relationship he paradoxically must die because so many wannabees will try to gun him down.<P> The second ¿Wife Lottery¿ tale (see THE TEXAN¿S WAGER) is a superb western romance that moves at a fast pace, is filled with plenty of action and contains a strong cast. The key, besides the fully developed lead protagonists, are the townsfolk, the kids, and those foes wanting to kill the hero. Each one enhances the understanding of the inner values of a pair who are on the surface seem inappropriate together yet share similar ethics. Readers will look forward to the final novel in what is so far a delightful series focusing on players with principles.<P> Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    Wish it was better

    There is no swearing or detailed sex scenes.. i like my cowboys or bouty hunters and outlaws.. rough and tough..needs more passion and action... waste of time..ugh!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Annoying

    The lead female is a tease. She is so annoying I couldn't finish the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    I have not read this book but I do have a question...

    I would appreciate if someone could please tell me if this book has sex and/or cuss words in it- would sppreciate the favor greatly.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Great! Loved it!

    Jodie Thomas does it again. I'm going to try to get all of these books in the Wife Lottery series. She just keeps my interest. I read this all night and got to the last chapter and kept falling asleep and dropping the book. Sam and Sarah. You've got a bounty hunter and a suspected murderer. It's a great story line. The things that happen along the way gets better and better. Another one of those hard to find men and the woman he loves.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    No Gamble on this!

    Sarah was a character you liked in the first book of this series even though she was weak and frail. Well in this book she's got her second wind and is a force to be reckoned with. I liked it as much as the first one. And I loved the first one. Don't pass this one up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    good book

    totally enjoying the series...can't get #3 though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    very unique story

    This story was very good from the very start to the end . A very pleasent read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2011

    Good Read

    Sarah becomes a little bit annoying but overall it was an enjoyable book.

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

    Great book!

    I love this book! It's a great quick read that will make you smile.

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  • Posted November 5, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Great western series

    This is a great western series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2003

    Another Good One!

    I have most her books, and Jodi Thomas is a great romance writer. Even her average books are better than a lot of authors' best efforts! In this book, there was one spot where I worried she had gotten predictable...but I was wrong! As always, it was a great read.

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