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  • Author:
    Joan Wolf
  • ISBN:
    0446605344
  • ISBN13:
    978-0446605342
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  • Publisher:
    Grand Central Publishing (May 1, 1998)
  • Subcategory:
    Historical
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We set the date for three days after we got the license, and I spent the intervening time getting Anna and Nanny ready to accompany us to Winterdale Park in Surrey after the marriage.

We set the date for three days after we got the license, and I spent the intervening time getting Anna and Nanny ready to accompany us to Winterdale Park in Surrey after the marriage aking their home there permanently, while after two weeks I would be returning to town with Philip. I have business in London that I cannot neglect, and if we wish to avoid any further gossip, you had better come back with me, he told me during the fifteen minutes that we spent together discussing our immediate future.

Joan Wolf always delivers a stellar reading experience. The latest treasure by Joan Wolf is The Guardian. Set in Regency England it is a tale about an extraordinary woman and how she deals with family secrets, deceit, and the great love of her life. The Belles and Beaux of Romance. THE GAMBLE In this fast-paced, highly readable Regency historical, a bold, bright heroine who takes her family responsibilities seriously faces off with a handsome, calculating hero with a purpose of his own; the novel deftly depicts the flash and glitter of the season and will please Wolf's many fans. From Library Journal (for The Gamble).

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Georgiana Newbury’s father was a blackmailer, though she only learned this on his death. In an effort to provide for her handicapped sister, she attempts one extortion of her own-for the elderly Earl of Winterdale to present her to society to find a husband. But the earl is dead and the title has passed to his nephew, who, for reasons of his own, agrees to Georgie’s demands. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Chapter 1. I have a daughter. There had been nothing he could do to prevent his father from gambling. In the end, to avoid the inevitable rows that their proximity always gave rise to, the Duke had taken himself off. He had been the Earl of Hythe then, and as soon as he had come down from Oxford, he had joined the army and gone out to the Peninsula.

Used availability for Joan Wolf's The Gamble. March 2001 : USA Hardback. May 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

Joan Wolf is an American writer of romance novels. A Dangerous Masquerade (Silhouette Shipping Cycle) by Joan Wolf (2006-03-01). Silverbridge By Wolf, Joan ( Author ) Paperback 2002. KXYPS/?tag prabook0b-20. That Summer by Joan Wolf (2003-09-01). 18EGG/?tag prabook0b-20. To The Castle by Joan Wolf (2005-08-01). OJAVW/?tag prabook0b-20. High Meadow by Joan Wolf (2003-07-01).

Georgiana Newbury and her sister Anna are left penniless by the sudden death of their father-a criminal who blackmailed five men for cheating at cards (or on their wives). The only way she can now survive, and save her sister, is to gamble herself on the risky prospect of marriage. Using her father's blackmail files she compels Lord Winterdale to present her during the courting season in London.

Joan Wolf is a USA TODAY bestselling American writer, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her national recognition as a master of the genre. Joan was born in 1951 and she grew up in the Bronx, New York.

Georgiana Newbury and her sister Anna are left penniless by the sudden death of their father--a criminal who blackmailed five men for cheating at cards (or on their wives). The only way she can now survive, and save her sister, is to gamble herself on the risky prospect of marriage. Using her father's blackmail files she compels Lord Winterdale to present her during the courting season in London. But unknown to her, the old Lord is dead--and the Winterdale Lordship has now passed to his young nephew, Philip. For his own reasons, he agrees to Georgiana's plan. Both will end up with more than they gambled on.

Cetnan
I don't believe this has ever happened to me before but when I decided to write a review on this book, I first read the review written by bookjunkiereviews (US site review) and it so clearly spells out everything about this book that I didn't like that I almost decided not to throw my two cents worth in. But, of course I must have my say because that's how I roll. The parts that I agreed with 100% from her review had to do with the lack of information about Philip which, if provided, would have made the book much more complete - whereas, without those details, the reader is left feeling a bit cheated.

Indeed, that was my greatest frustration. When one finds a character as intriguing as Philip within the pages of a book, and about whom the author gives teasers about his past throughout the storyline, but doesn't provide enough details to complete the picture... Well, it goes without saying but I'll say it anyhow - this is one reader that is bummed out because I feel as though I was shortchanged.

Nevertheless, the book kept me so dialed in that once I began reading it at 1:00 am this morning, thinking to only read about 30 minutes or so, I continued on until 4:00 am until I finished it. Yes, it's that good. I didn't find Georgie as frustrating as some reviewers, although she did manage to do some dumb things. But, her character was definitely brave, although a bit reckless - after all, that's how she came to know Philip - by deciding to blackmail him. Rather, the person she initially believed him to be - his now deceased uncle.

All in all, Georgie felt she had few choices. She loved her sister, Anna, and would do anything to keep her safe. I greatly admired Georgie in many ways. One huge thing in Georgie's favor as far as I was concerned - she was no shrinking violet and I loved the way she used common sense when something in her relationship with Philip was a bit off. She dealt forthrightly with him and it worked out for her in the end - far preferable to the long misunderstanding we often find in these books.

One last thing, I loved the tender side of Philip. We don't get to see it truly come alive until Georgie and/or Anna begin to face challenges, but when this happens, he is amazing. Even as I write this, I'm still smarting that we didn't get more details about his past. Get over it, Judy (that would be me)! What a waste! Again, he was one of the most intriguing characters I've read about in this genre with a couple of others coming close such as Brisbane from the Lady Julia Mysteries but of course in Brisbane's case, there are several books that give details about his life and what contributed to making his character into what he became.

I would give this book 5 stars, except that I wanted more about Philip. Yes, I did!
LeXXXuS
Georgiana turns to blackmail when she and her sister become destitute upon their father's death. She doesn't demand money from the victim but demands a season in London so she can nab a wealthy bridegroom for herself. But blackmail victims can fight back and Georgiana finds herself fighting for her life. This story is fairly interesting and has some tension, especially when "accidents" befall her after her marraige. Her attempts to uncover the culprit trying to kill her seem somewhat silly and are unproductive and, I suspect were added as filler to make the story longer. And characters are of the cardboard variety. The mysterious killer was not a surprise once. It's not one of Joan Wolf's best stories.
Detenta
Wolf always comes up with imaginative storylines. I like that and I liked this novel, I really did.

Georgie had pizzazz, was usually sensible, but every now and then did something dumb as dirt and I wanted to smack her. She had gumption though and was honorable so I liked her.

I think Phillip could have been the world's best hero had there been a little more focus on him. That's the problem when a novel is written largely in first person. This was Georgie's story and Phillip was mostly prominent in scenes that were Georgie's. So I do bemoan that. I wanted equal billing for Phillip!

Still, it was an entertaining story ~ a romance that began with blackmail. lol

Enjoy your reading! :)
Matty
I was charmed by this story. I so enjoyed the characters - all of them. All Joan Wolf's heroines are spirited and strong-willed, but this one is a bit different. Georgie's circumstances have made her desperate enough to forge a plan of escape that would horrify most young ladies. She's extremely creative, and the threat of poverty has made her brave. Some reviewers have labeled her `foolhardy', but I saw her as being independent-minded enough to want to solve her own problems as much as she could. I liked her spirit!

As to the hero, I adored him. He was different, as well. Philip had a scandalous upbringing by a dissolute widowed father and had earned quite a reputation. What I really loved was that he was not above wreaking revenge on his Aunt - and enjoying it. Nice to have a not-quite-perfect hero. Yet he was strong, intelligent, handsome (of course), resourceful and rich. Yes, a very good hero.

Aunt Agatha made a wonderful villain - not over-the-top, just unlikeable enough without being vicious. It gave me great pleasure to watch Philip enact subtle irritants - and I also enjoyed seeing Georgie stand up to Agatha in equally subtle ways.

The story unfolded gradually and was just a really fun read. Best of all, it was a lovely romance. I really recommend it - it had great characters, an unusual plot, exciting twists and turns, a forced marriage and intriguing mysterious secrets. Enjoy!