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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.