Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Book Giveaway-The Highest Stakes by Emory Lee

I have two copies of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment below with your email address. This contest is open to US only.
Winners will be chosen on April 17.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:

The Highest Stakes transports the reader to eighteenth century
England, an era infamous for its gin craze, political 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, the history of the English Thoroughbred is told from its creation by mares imported as part of a queen’s dowry, to the breed's perfection through the progeny of the Byerley Turk, the Darley Arabian, and the Godolphin Barb.

From Doncaster's Cantley Common to Newmarket's Rowley Mile, and across the Atlantic to the American Colonies, the English blood horse emerges from the stables of the powerful elite to dominate the turf.

When the blood of the "desert kings" ruled the English turf, and fortunes might be wagered and lost at the cast of the dice or a defeat on the race course, a hero returns from war.

Captain Robert Devington's singular purpose is 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 risks everything.

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good book. Please include me. My son was named after the originator of quite a different type of horse, Justin Morgan.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. If I'm lucky enough to win The Highest Stakes, after I read it, I'll put a list on the inside cover to pass it down to my daughter, then her cousin, and finally to that cousin's mother - all of them are horse lovers! Thanks for review & giveaway!
    vinter at warwick dot net

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  3. I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway. I love horses and this sounds so interesting.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway of this book. I love books that include animals.

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  5. Sounds interesting.
    sdeeth at msn dot com

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  6. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  7. Thanks for having me as your guest!
    Best regards- Emery Lee

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  8. I've always loved stories with horses. I think it all started with Black Beauty way back when....Count me in please!!

    mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

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  9. Please include me! Thanks

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  10. I would love to read this, thanks for the give away! :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  11. sounds like a good book. thanks for the chance to win.
    applebabe@rocketmail dot com

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