In the high stakes gentleman’s world of 18th century horseracing, when the blood of the “desert kings” ruled the English turf, a hero returns from war to claim the girl he has loved since he first spied her riding hell-for-leather over the Doncaster heath. Determined to have her at any cost, he will risk everything.
A story of star-crossed lovers and horseracing, THE HIGHEST STAKES transports the reader to 18th century England, an era infamous for corruption, arranged marriages, and high stakes gambling; when racing and breeding became the obsession of the uppermost elite, and a match race might replace a duel in settling a point of honor.
Through the fictional love story of Robert Devington and Charlottte Wallace, a tale of drama, danger, thwarted love, and retribution unfurles…
5 Great Lines from The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee
“Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love.”
“Go bugger yer mother and lick yer boots clean!”
“Yes, my boy, you are indeed much faster, bigger, and stronger than me and an altogether superior speciman of God’s creation, but I have seen your like before. Only one of us can be master, and it won’t be you.”
“Try as you may, you can never defy love.”
“Son of a beast tried to bite me when I turned my back to the billets!”…
Nostrils flaring and ears pinned, the grey repeated the offense.
“He wants another go at it. Be a sport ol’ man!” Robert chortled. The indignant Scotsman threw the reins in his face, tromping off to collect the major’s horse.
“I wonder was it reward or punishment Winthrop had in mind in allowing you to keep that brute?” Drake innocently inquired.
“He only eats Scotsman,” Robert quipped.”
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