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About Wager for a Wife

wager for a wifeWilliam Barlow’s life has been forever altered: his estranged father is dead, and William has inherited the title of Viscount Farleigh. Along with the title comes a neglected estate, an enormous amount of gambling debt, and one astounding acquisition that will turn William’s world upside down . . .

It is her first London Season, and Lady Louisa Hargreaves could not be more pleased. She has attracted the attention of the Earl of Kerridge, and the two are on the cusp of an official betrothal. That is, until she learns of a generations-old family debt: her grandfather gambled her hand in marriage and lost, and now Louisa must pay the price. She will marry not the earl but a man she just met, who has taken her freedom in one fell swoop. Even as she struggles to understand the handsome and aloof man she is to wed, Louisa is irresistibly drawn to him—and he to her. But she soon realizes he is harboring secrets, and as her wedding day approaches, she must discover what her future husband is hiding before she makes the gravest mistake of her life.

My review

Wager for a Wife took me just a bit to get into. It starts a bit differently than a lot of Regency Romance books do. But when I did get into it, I loved the whole thing! 

This book follows the love story of William and Louisa. I loved both of these characters. Something that’s kind of interesting about the two of them, is that they are completely opposite personalities. I loved that! 

Louisa is a young lady, literally Lady Louisa. She’s enjoying all of the romance of her first London season. It even seems as though she’s going to get married, the handsome Earl of Kerridge has asked for her hand. But her life and dreams appear to come tumbling down around her when William walks into her life.

William is a viscount. His father has recently passed away, leaving the estate in shambles. And William needs to be able to salvage something to take care of his staff, all of whom he dearly loves. Enter Louisa. William’s solicitor has discovered a vowel that his father and Louisa’s grandfather signed making Louisa marry William.

I loved the way this story comes together from this point. There were so many great moments. Moments that made me laugh out loud and moments that made me sad and hopeful that these two would some how manage to make their lives work out the way they were intended to.

This is such a great Regency Romance! Make sure to read it for yourself.

I was sent a copy of Wager for a Wife as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About author Karen Tuft

Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU then graduated from the University of Utah in music theory as a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies. In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mother, pianist, composer, and arranger. She has spent countless hours backstage and in orchestra pits for theater productions along the Wasatch Front. She also has a 75 percent success rate when it comes to matchmaking and is a big believer in happy endings. Among her varied interests, she likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel—whether by car, plane, or paperback.

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  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I’m glad you enjoyed reading it—and I’m so grateful for readers and bloggers like you who help spread the word. Merry Christmas!

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