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A Wedding Wager by Jane Feather
Lady Serena Carmichael has fallen on tough times. Her mother's fatal choice of a spouse tied Serena to General George Hayward. In the years after her mother's death, Serena has been under her stepfather's control and has worked as a faro dealer in his numerous gaming hells. Her beauty has drawn many wealthy young men to his gambling tables. While in her own way Serena has tried to offset the damage her stepfather has done to the fortunes of young innocents, she has suffered her own loss. At her stepfather's command, Serena broke things off with her first love, the Honorable Sebastian Sullivan.
Years later, when Serena and Sebastian meet in London, the two find that they have a chance at happiness. But Serena's escape will require careful planning and courage - will the two young lovers be able to buy their happiness? Or will the cost be too great?
A Wedding Wager gives us a strong, determined and likable heroine in Lady Serena Carmichael. While her accommodations to her stepfather's unreasonable demands had me quite angry and frustrated, Jane Feather shows that Serena's failure to fight back comes from her desire to subvert her stepfather's plans. While the love story between Serena and Sebastian progresses, Jane Feather supplements the plot with the budding romance of Abigail and Jonas. Light, romantic and satisfying, A Wedding Wager is a fun escape!
ISBN-10: 1439145253 - Mass Market Paperback $7.99
Publisher: Pocket; Original edition (June 21, 2011), 464 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.
About the Author:
Born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in the south of England, Jane Feather began her writing career when she moved to Washington D.C., with her family in 1981. As well as being the author of the Blackwater Brides series, she also wrote the New York Times bestselling Wicked series: A Wicked Gentleman, To Wed a Wicked Prince, and A Husband's Wicked Ways. Recently, she ventured out of romance with her Elizabethan-set historical novel, All the Queen's Players, and her romantic novella appeared in the collection Snowy Night with a Stranger. In all, she has written nearly 50 bestselling novels and there are more than 10 million copies of her books in print.