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on 18 April 1999
In 1821 London, many people attended the funeral of Daniel Murphy. However, apart from perhaps his daughter Sabrina, most wanted to see the notorious gambler buried. Being the GAMBLER'S DAUGHTER means your own reputation is lost. It is therefore easy to understand how someone can accuse Sabrina of murder as she is an easy mark. To stay one step away from the gallows, Sabrina agrees to pretend to be a long missing cousin to the wealthy Trevelyn family.
The Trevelyns do not welcome Sabrina into their arms. If she is their cousin, she impacts on their inheritance. If she is the impostor they think she is, they do not want anything to do with her. Somehow Sabrina has a calming effect on the troubled family, especially the guilt-laden Edward. As Sabrina and Edward fall in love, someone tries to kill her. She wonders if her beloved is the culprit because his first wife died under mysterious circumstances. She also worries about what will happen when she tells Edward the truth.
Fans of the Regency romance will not be gambling if they read the extremely enjoyable THE GAMBLER'S DAUGHTER. The story line is filled with action and non-stop suspense as the audience will try to fathom the identity of the assailant. The lead characters are a fun pair, whose separate feelings of guilt appear ready to destroy their love. Award winning author Ruth Owen writes a pleasurable historical romance that will send fans looking for her previous works.

Harriet Klausner
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on 10 July 1999
This book catches your interest from the first page and you cannot put it down. The cast of characters are so unique. I will be looking for more books by Ruth Owen.
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