The Duke's Wager

The Duke's Wager

by Edith Layton

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BN ID: 2940150281394
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Publication date: 12/11/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 776,273
File size: 324 KB

About the Author

Edith Layton wrote her first novel when she was ten. She bought a marbleized notebook and set out to write a story that would fit between its covers. Now, an award-winning author with more than thirty novels and numerous novellas to her credit, her criteria have changed. The story has to fit the reader as well as between the covers.

Graduating from Hunter College in New York City with a degree in creative writing and theater, Edith worked for various media, including a radio station and a major motion picture company. She married and went to suburbia, where she was fruitful and multiplied to the tune of three children. Her eldest, Michael, is a social worker and artist in NYC. Adam is a writer and performer on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. Daughter Susie is a professional writer, comedian and performer who works in television.

Publishers Weekly called Edith Layton "one of romance's most gifted writers." Layton has enthralled readers and critics with books that capture the spirit of historically distant places and peoples. "What I've found," she says, "is that life was very different in every era, but that love and love of life is always the same."'s top reviewer called Layton's Alas, My Love (April 2005, Avon Books), "a wonderful historical." And her recent release, Bride Enchanted, is a Romantic Times 2007 Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee. For her previous work, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times, and excellent reviews, awards and commendations from Library Journal, Romance Readers Anonymous and The Romance Writers of America .

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The Duke's Wager 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sallymel More than 1 year ago
VERY ENJOYABLE AND THOUGHTFUL.  It portays how love for a woman can change a decandant man who lives only  for pleasure in the underbelly of London. This is a most unusual historical romance but I enjoyed it as I have most of the other novels written by Edith Layton.  A well educated beautiful country girl with no title, no money and no future is thrust into London and left on her own after   her uncle dies. She is chased by a rich devious duke and rake who is known for luring women and then discarding them after his pleasure and another well-known marquis and rake wanting her for his mistress. A wager is made between the two men as to who finally will obtain her. But she's holding out for marriage. Who will be the victor is the question. The answer comes in the final chapter and it is a stunner.