"Adorable Regency romance"
In 1814 the residents of Lyford Meadow, England, believe
Mary Gates, daughter of a squire, is an eccentric person as
she competes with men rather than doing traditional female
activities. When she outbids Tye Barlow for a horse, he
knows he will never forget her smile or the humiliation of
saying "I pass". However, Mary does not have the cash to
pay for the steed that she feels will begin rebuilding her
family estate. She cuts a deal with the horse's owner
buying time to go to London to find and marry a wealthy
aristocrat to pay for the horse.
Tye follows Mary to London, planning to insure she fails
to land a husband because he still covets the horse.
However, neither one expected the glamour of the London
balls would lead to a dance between them that makes both of
them reconsider what they want for her. Tye and Mary agree
that he is the right one.
THE WEDDING WAGER is an adorable Regency romance that
never takes itself too seriously. The amusing story line
is fun, as Tye is a frustrated hero who loses whenever he
competes with his beloved. Mary quite contrary owns the
novel, as she seems more like a modern woman displaced in
time whose antics leave the audience smiling. Cathy
Maxwell provides her fans with a precious story that is a
sure bet for historical romance readers.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 17, 2001