The Texan's Wager (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 29, 2002 - Fiction - 336 pages
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In the first novel of a brand-new Texas trilogy, award–winning USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas takes her "exquisite and often lyrical" writing (Inside Romance) to passionate new heights as an emotionally wounded man and woman discover the true nature of love and marriage...


Thrown off a wagon train with two other women and trying to avoid jail for a murder they committed, Bailee Moore agrees to enter a "Wife Lottery"—a ploy concocted by the Cedar Point sheriff to secure wives for the men in the small Texas town. For the sensible Bailee, however, marrying Carter McKoy is like exchanging one life sentence for another—especially since her new husband hasn't even seen fit to utter a single word in her presence. But still, she can't help thinking that something about this strong, silent farmer could be the key to leaving her troubled past behind...and making a worthy wager with her heart.



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Its very enjoyable, and has a unique premise. - Goodreads
The story develops at a wonderfully deliberate pace. - Goodreads
From the plot, to the characters, I loved this book. - Goodreads
The prose was quite purple, but it's excusable. - Goodreads

Review: The Texan's Wager (Wife Lottery #1)

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I have read many romance novels by Teresa Medeiros and Lisa Kleypas, but this is the first time that I have read a romance novel by Jodi Thomas! “The Texan's Wager” is the first book in Jodi Thomas's ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

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