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Fortunate Wager

Fortunate Wager [Kindle Edition]

Jan Jones
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Secrets and subterfuge abound in Regency Newmarket....
Caroline Fortune asks for little more than to train horses and continue her stealthy progress towards independence. To this end, she projects a cheerfully argumentative persona in the hope that the potential suitors dredged up by her mother will all leave her alone.
Lord Alexander Rothwell is certainly happy to do so. He is in Newmarket purely to fulfil an obligation. Irritable because he believes he is investigating a mare's nest, he is determined to disprove rumours of crooked racecourse dealings as soon as possible. Then he can return to his political career in London.
So, when Caroline finds Alexander left for dead at her brother's racing stables, they are both considerably disconcerted....

About the Author

Jan Jones fell in love with Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer aged twelve and later decided to write her own Regency novel. Jan is on the committee of the Romantic Novelists Association but spends most of her time writing novels and women's magazine stories. Her romantic comedy Stage by Stage won the RNA New Writers' Award in 2005. You can find out more about Jan on her website:

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 468 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0709089236
  • Publisher: Robert Hale (31 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XFWUU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,155 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jan Jones is an award-winning author who is passionate about romance. She is an active member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, organising the parties and the annual conference.

Jan writes contemporary romantic comedy, Regency romance, serials and short stories for women's magazines, and poetry. Her serials are now being published as novellas on Kindle.

Jan won the RNA Elizabeth Goudge prize in 2002 and the 2005 Joan Hessayon debut novel award with her contemporary romantic comedy 'Stage by Stage'. Her Newmarket Regencies have been shortlisted for the RNA Love Story of the Year / RoNA Rose three years running! 2010: 'Fair Deception', 2011: 'Fortunate Wager' and 2012: 'The Kydd Inheritance'.

She lives in Newmarket, near Cambridge and bases her novels locally because of the rich vein of interest and history in East Anglia.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A pattern is beginning to emerge when reading Jan Jones's excellent Newmarket Regencies. When I read 'Fair Deception' I fell for a secondary character, Caro Fortune, and spotted her as a potential heroine, so I was delighted to discover her starring in 'Fortunate Wager'. This time I think I've identified the heroine of the next book in the series, and am looking forward to finding out if I'm right!

The Regency market is awash with books from authors claiming to be the next Georgette Heyer - sadly, they never are! Jan Jones makes no such claim but her affection for the genre is apparent on every page and the warmth and charm of her stories is endearing. She also comes closer, to my mind, to the genuine Heyer than most others I have encountered; no mean feat.

Wit, pace, charm - are all present in this novel and the unusual racing background gives an added dimension to a book that doesn't disappoint. I read it in one sitting and heaved a sigh of satisfaction at the end. Lord Alexander is a proper hero and Caroline is a delight. I look forward to discovering if I'm correct in my guess as to the heroine of the next in this beguiling series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I read it in one sitting! 31 Mar 2011
Set against the 19th century Newmarket horse racing environment "Fortunate Wager" is intriguing, charmingly written and as close to Georgette Heyer as you can get. The heroine, Caroline Fortune, is quirky and unconventional without being a shrew, and I found it refreshing that the hero, Alexander Rothwell, wasn't a rake, because personally I get a little tired of rakes in Regency romances. Although Rothwell has his secrets and personal issues to deal with, he's also a man of integrity.

The plot is quietly suspenseful and builds steadily towards a final dramatic crescendo, which resonates long after you've closed the book.
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