Mary Gates vows to rebuild her familys fortune and stable by purchasing a prize stallion, Tanners Darby Boy, at auction. However, she must outbid her neighbor, rival and long-ago love, Tye Barlow.

Mary is filled with the flush of victory when she wins the horse. But finds she doesnt have quite enough money to pay for the stud. She bargains with the owner, promising shell go to London, catch a rich husband and return with the money.

Tyes friends claim headstrong, tomboyish Mary will never find a husband and Tye will win the stud by default. All he has to do is wait. But Tanner follows her to London, as he isnt so sure Mary will fail

Cute and delightful, THE WEDDING WAGER is pure fun. Cathy Maxwell delivers a short, sassy and fast-paced charmer. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin