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THE WEDDING WAGER
Genre: Historical Romance
When Leonora Freemantles uncle proposes a wager for her to transform ex-Rifleman Sergeant Morese Archer into an educated well-spoken officer and gentleman in three months, she eagerly accepts. If she wins, she can open a school for young girls that offers independence and freedom from marriage. This is her dream.
The spectacle-wearing, bluestocking spinster is a hard taskmaster and Morse wonders how conjugating Latin verbs will make him a gentleman. He decides a little flirtation is in order and before long the student becomes the teacher as Morse awakens a passion in Leonora and himself.
His first society appearance goes smoothly and Morse and Leonora are confident the wager is won. But a spiteful woman from Morses past, a proposal of marriage to a woman he doesnt love, and rascally Uncle Hugo playing Cupid, all conspire to create havoc between Leonora and Morse.
A reverse My Fair Lady, THE WEDDING WAGER is a delightfully written story. SENSUAL (Jun., 320 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed By: Joan Hammond
Published: June 2001