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The Double Wager by Mary Balogh
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The Double Wager

by Mary Balogh

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Two rather confident or even cocky characters each make a bet that they will end up together - but it ends up that they are actually a good match. Henrietta is pretty young and naive which adds a bit to the charm when she meets her match in the Duke of Eversleigh. ( )
  tjsjohanna | May 27, 2019 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
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It's a melancholy fact, philosophized the young dandy Viscount Damley, squinting through the brandy in his raised glass, "life ain't what it used to be.
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From Mary Balogh.com: Tomboyish Henrietta Tallant recklessly wagers her beloved horse that she will entice the toplofty Marius Devron, Duke of Eversleigh, into proposing marriage within six weeks. But unknown to her, the duke, hitherto a confirmed bachelor, has also made a wager--that he will choose a bride and marry within the month.
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The Double Wager is the digital reissue of a previously published and long out-of-print novel by New York Times Bestselling author Mary Balogh.Henrietta Tallant has always preferred the company of her brother and his rough-and-tumble friends to that of other ladies. She rebels at the prospect of making her debut into London society and the great marriage mart. However, when her brother's friends challenge her to entice the toplofty, unattainable Duke of Eversleigh into offering her marriage within six weeks, she recklessly accepts and wagers her beloved horse.The Duke of Eversleigh, who has always adamantly proclaimed his determination never to marry, is beginning to feel the pull of duty and the need to produce an heir. His friends do not believe he will give in so easily, however, and wager with him that he will not make a marriage offer within a month.When Henrietta deliberately collides with the duke in a London ballroom, then, each is intent upon winning a wager--without any thought to what will happen after it is won.… (more)

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