The Highest Stakes
In 18th century England and Colonial Virginia, when high-spirited stallions filled the stables of the lords of the land and fortunes were won and lost on the outcome of a race, a love story unfolds between a young woman for whom her uncle's horses are her only friends and the young man who... show more
In 18th century England and Colonial Virginia, when high-spirited stallions filled the stables of the lords of the land and fortunes were won and lost on the outcome of a race, a love story unfolds between a young woman for whom her uncle's horses are her only friends and the young man who teaches her everything about their care and racing.
Publish date: April 1st 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 542
Edition language: English
Series: Georgian Gamesters (#1)
Highest Stakes is an historical fiction novel with some very strong romantic elements. It was a very interesting mix of romance, class struggle, friendships, and (as you can tell from the cover) horse racing. All these aspects mix in the form of Robert and his pursuit of his employer's daughter, Cha...
Everyone keeps using the phrase "star-crossed lovers" to describe the characters in this novel, but that phrase means they're marked for death... yet there is a HEA? I'm conflicted about reading this, but I saw it somewhere recently and might grab it when I come across it again.
Couldn't get past the yammering about horse ancestry and the boring love story. Apparently lots of stuff happens later in this book, but I am not going to find out.
First of all, I want to thank Emery Lee for the opportunity to read her book. This was not a typical read for me, since I don't tend to read a lot of historical fiction that is not romance. The Highest Stakes was a good stepping stone for me into the historical fiction genre, with a good, strong l...
We’re off to the races with the epic romantic adventure: The Highest Stakes, and when I say epic, I really mean epic, the novel spanning over the years as two lovers fight to be together and are torn part by the greed of others and finally reunited after going through hell and back, but their love ...
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