When a Texan Gambles (The Wife Lottery #2) (Mass Market)

By Jodi Thomas

Berkley, 9780515136296, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2003

List Price: 7.99*
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In the second romance in the Wife Lottery series, New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas tells an emotionally powerful story about a marriage of convenience that quickly turns into a marriage of two hearts…

It all started when she got thrown off the wagon train. Now, a crook is dead and Sarah Andrews has been raffled off in a “Wife Lottery.” That seems bad enough—until she discovers her new groom with a knife in his back.
He just barely survives—and now if Sarah doesn’t get him out of town fast, someone is going to make sure Sam Gatlin doesn’t live long enough to enjoy the honeymoon. No matter what he may have done, or how many enemies he has, Sarah feels she owes him. After all, he saved her from a life in prison. But never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that this dangerously attractive Texan would steal her heart and make her want to take the biggest gamble of all...

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas is a fifth-generation Texan who sets many of her stories in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. She is a certified marriage and family counselor, a Texas Tech graduate and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives with her husband in Amarillo, Texas.

Praise For When a Texan Gambles (The Wife Lottery #2)

Praise for When a Texan Gambles
Beauty and the Beast meets the Old West as the feisty Sarah refuses to fear the man whose reputation makes sane men tremble. Thomas’s second Texas title is even better than the first, which is terrific.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Both Sarah and Sam are wonderful characters, but it’s Sam—strong, brave, and oh-so-lonely—who will tug at reader’s hearts...Another wonderfully told tale of Texas, When a Texan Gambles is exciting, uplifting, and beautifully written.”—Romance Reviews Today
“Lively dialogue and endearing homespun characters...This bright, character-centered tale should entertain fans of the Old West.”—Publishers Weekly
“A superb western romance that moves at a fast pace, is filled with plenty of action, and contains a strong cast...Readers will look forward to the final novel in what is so far a delightful series.”Midwest Book Review

“With earthy, gritty characters, an adventurous plot and an understanding of human nature, Thomas delivers another entertaining, touching, delightful romance with an emotional intensity that warms the heart.”—RT Book Reviews

More Praise for Jodi Thomas

“Jodi draws the reader into her stories from the first page...She’s one of my favorites.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

“Jodi Thomas is a masterful storyteller. She grabs your attention on the first page, captures your heart, and then makes you sad when it's time to bid her wonderful characters farewell. You can count on Jodi Thomas to give you a satisfying and memorable read.”—New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson

“Her stories are engaging, genuine, and difficult to put down.”—The Romance Reader