by Julia Justiss


ISBN: 0263831426
Author: Julia Justiss
Language: English
Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon (October 4, 2002)
Pages: 297
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 532
Size Fb2: 1518 kb
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by Julia Justiss First published May 1st 1999.

by Julia Justiss First published May 1st 1999.

The Wedding Gamble book. Historical romance with delicious chemistry between the hero and heroine. Regency romance, a bit too much heart break for me, two people who just wont communicate and therefore suffer a lot, until the last two pages. Didnt really connect with me, i prefer a little more fluff. Mar 19, 2009 Luz Trevino rated it it was amazing.

wrote her first plot ideas for twenty-seven Nancy Drew stories in the back of her third-grade spiral, and has been writing ever since. The 1997 winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart for Regency, she lives in a Georgian manor with her husband, three children and two dogs, and welcomes mail from readers. Reach her at Rt. 2, Box 14BB, Daingerfield, TX 75638.

in Romance, Historical. Books related to The Wedding Gamble. The Portrait of Lady Wycliff. Miss Marcie's Mischief.

Genre: Historical Romance.

When a destitute governess faints on Sir Edward Greaves's threshold, chivalry demands that he offer her temporary shelter With her large, troubled eyes and slender frame, Joanna Merrill calls to something deep inside this guarded ma. that is, until she meets Giles Hadley.

JULIA JUSTISS wrote her first plot ideas for a Nancy Drew novel in the .

JULIA JUSTISS wrote her first plot ideas for a Nancy Drew novel in the back of her third-grade notebook, and has been writing ever since. She lives with her husband, three children and two dogs in rural east Texas, where she also teaches high school French. In memory of my mother, who read all my books and proudly displayed them on her shelves and who taught me a woman can do anything.

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Sarah Wellingford's father had left her and two sisters with nothing. He had gambled everything away and now they home was auctioned away after his death. They only had ten days to find some way to save them . Sarah was in love with one man but she had to marry Nicholas The Marquess of Englement to save them. Nicholas even though was a marriage of convenience had feelings develop and she him. The part I did not like about the book was that Sarah kept running to the old flame as he had returned. She did not ask Nicholas for help but Sinjin. The villain of the story was Sir James Findlay who had had dealings with Sarah in the past., the author writes well you keep reading to see which man Sarah will have her .HEA with. Sir James needs also to be stopped before he hurts someone else or will he escape his just punishment? I would read other books by the author.
Julia Justiss is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! I loved A Scandalous Proposal and The Wedding Gamble was pretty darn awesome as well. I totally fell in love with each of the characters at the same pace they were falling in love with each other - Well done Julia! This story really unfolded nicely however I do think the beginning was a bit stronger than the end but I forgive this small flaw because just like A Scandalous Proposal it was nuanced with great detail and dialog AND both characters were equally lovable. To begin with the set up was very believable. Nicholas' reasons for seeking a bride were understandable given his sense of responsibility (which most great hero's have) and the death of his beloved brother (even though we only got to know him briefly I was sad at his death and oddly the movie A River Runs Thru it kept popping into my mind). And since Nicky had such a low opinion of women due to his deceased wife I get why we find him with a high maintenance diva like Clarissa in chapter one. This set up was very cleaver and it was a GREAT foil for Sarah and Nicholas to get to know each other under since "friendship" was all they had in the beginning. In these earlier scenes I just ate up the dialog. I found myself enjoying their unguarded exchanges immensely and smiled and sighed throughout this section. I loved how Nicolas could read Sarah and how Sarah could read Nicholas like when she realized he had sabotaged his engagement. Gosh it was just so romantic. The bad guy was very well drawn as well and Sarah's logic (with so many siblings counting on her at home) for having to accept him as a last resort were also believable. When Nicholas dropped the marraige proposal bomb I felt just as stunned as Sarah and loved how unbelieving she was that he would offer for her. I loved that he did this so quickly and without care to her lack of status. It was all really really good.

When Sinjin entered the picture I almost cringed in fear the story would fall apart but it worked - the dialog between Sinjin and Nicholas was jealous and funny and I ate it up. I almost wanted them to get in a fist fight esp since they clearly respected each other despite loving the same woman. I thought Sinjin's outrageous offer to take Sarah off Nicholas' hands after she gave him an heir were actually believable and my heart ached for Sinjin a bit because it was such a pitiful grasp at Sarah and what had been - plus in his own post-war way he was trying to do the right thing. I loved that Sarah misunderstanding that Nicholas had left her at home alone intentionally so she could have a private interview with Sinjin thanked Nicholas for leaving her alone. This totally shamed Nicholas and helped him trust her even more because he had in fact been mad at her at first. Glad that was cleared up quickly and without any dumb misunderstanding. This sort of technique from Julia Justice is what make me so wild about her writing. She has a way of making the reader melt with empathy for the characters as they go thru their own healing process and develop true intimacy with one another. I also thought that the miscarriage was cleverly done. I've never read a romance novel that incorporated a miscarriage and I wouldn't have thought it possible to pull it off but Justiss managed to do it. For me this plot twist made me love the characters even more but I objected to Sarah pushing Nicholas away. I would have preferred that this sadness bring them together more. (Although I did appreciate that the servants were kind of ticked at Nicholas for leaving Sarah in the country).

This last bit was where I wish it has been a bit tighter in plot and there weren't so many unexpressed emotions especially since they had had such great communication. If this misunderstanding drama had been condensed just a touch it would have worked better for me. Also the fact that she went to the villain's house at the very end to save the innocent girl was virtuous but not believable for me. I needed a bit more of a set up here and if Sarah was really trying to find a way to press charges against the bad guy going alone to the mans house seems like a very illogical choice since I doubt any victorian court would favor a female who willingly went to a mans house alone. That part just didn't add up but aside from this I totally loved this book. I highly recommend it and will seek out Julia justice's work from here on out. I'm looking forward to reading about Sinjin in a future novel. Keep em com'n Julia!
I was quite surprised at the plot for this book. Sarah was such a good heroine. Nicholas was a little weaker. I was truly surprised with Sarah's ex - it's not usual for a woman who was self described as not pretty having three men pursue her. It was a good story and I recommend it to anyone wanting a good story. I did cry in some parts because I got involved with Sarah's feelings, but it was a very emotional time for her. It drew me in and kept me interested.
Ms. Justuss is such a wonderful writer! It was amazing to have such an intriguing story in one book-one adventure after another! What amazing characters with such touching & emotional personalities. Looking forward to the next book with Sinjin.
I came across this by accident and I loved it. I had not read a historical in awhile and was glad that this was not a disappointment. It was fun and heart warming and there was not one thing I did not love about it. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.
I have to say that Julia Justiss does one thing very right. That is capturing the angst of two people who aren't quite sure of the other's feelings. Those gut wrenching moments when you turn pages hoping for an answer and can't wait to finish the book. Well written, nicely paced and with a rich cast of characters both main and supporting. Recommend!
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Nick and Sarah were wonderful H/h and the back story was just as good. For people like myself who read these types of historical novels to get away from the pressures of everyday life, Julia Justiss is as good as one can get. Now to find out what happens to Hal and Ned.
This is a fun read. It s very entertaining and engaging. I found the characters to be interesting and complex.
This is a book to pass away the hours.


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