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THE WAGER

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THE WAGER - , Summary

Marianne, a sixteen-year-old orphan, was suddenly informed by Carstairs, her guardian, that she will be living with an aristocrat. Marianne thought that he was going to be a kind old gentlemen, but upon arriving, she is welcomed by Desmond, a wild young man who perfectly fits the description of a rake. Apparently, Desmond played a game of poker with Carstairs and won the right to become her guardian. Believing that she was a high-end prostitute, he wasted no time and brought her to his bedroom. Marianne couldn't believe what was happening to her, and in the arms of this man, she couldn't believe her fate..

The Wagers

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The Wagers - Sean Michaels Summary

Scotiabank Giller-winner Sean Michaels is back with his widely anticipated second novel, The Wagers, a deeply satisfying story of long odds, magical heists and the dizzying gamble of life. Where does luck come from? What is it worth? And how much of it do you need to be happy? Theo Potiris is a grocer and a comedian who never repeats his jokes. After 15 years of open mics, he's still waiting for his break--bicycling to the comedy club at night, stacking plums at his family's grand and ramshackle supermarket by day. His girlfriend is halfway around the world, searching for enlightenment with a patron who happens to be the richest man on Earth, and when two other loved-ones get struck by bolts from the blue, Theo decides he can't keep chasing his old dreams any longer. He resolves to trade his wishes in, pursuing a bigger score. Here Sean Michaels' novel takes a surprise left turn, away from the price of milk and into a shabby, beautiful, imaginary Montreal where peacocks strut on street corners and gamblers bet on sunny days. Theo uncovers a mysterious association of sports-obsessed mathematicians, The Rabbit's Foot, which is turning probability into riches, and the vigilante No Name Gang, who steal luck from those who have taken more than their fair share. Bursting with sheer story-telling pleasure and stylish prose, The Wagers carries you along on wave after wave of invention--a literary motorcycle chase that soon has you wondering about the randomness of good fortune and all the ways we choose to wage our lives..

The Wager

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The Wager - Donna Jo Napoli Summary

Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept. Don Giovanni is no fool, but he is desperate. He takes the bet: he will not bathe for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn't it? Unless he loses the wager—and with it his soul. Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most..

The Wager

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The Wager - Bill Atherton Summary

Though my friends and I had been making wagers with each other and daring each other with different things all through our lives together nothing had prepared me for what was in store for me that night after lodge meeting as we sat talking about one thing then another. They bet me $1000.00 that I wouldn't spend the night in the old Mize castle. Naturally I accepted. We planned the event for Friday the 13th none the less and set up camp at the edge of the castle grounds. It was near dusk when I started my trek through the castle. Little did I know that my journey would be into parallel realms of existence, other time frames, and even other worlds and kingdoms. To say nothing of the deities I would be forced to meet and the near death experiences. But it did give me food for thought as to the possibilities of the existence of life in other realms, some that run parallel to ours. Had it not been for a teen age boy, Jake and his furry friend, Oola as well as Diana, Jacque, and their pet, Gar who saved me on more than one occasion I more than likely would have been lost somewhere in time in a universe that we believe is non-existent. But what is it that lies beyond that which our minds are limited to accept as fact ? Is it possible that there is an existence out there someplace ? Or better yet is it possible that we are just a figment of a greater beings imagination and that all we say and do is only their thoughts, and our existence rests only in their thoughts of us ?.

The Wager

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The Wager - Robert L. Fish Summary

A reckless bet in a New York club draws Kek Huuygens into a deadly game As rain pummels Manhattan, two men play blackjack in one of New York’s most exclusive clubs. After an evening of comfortable low-stakes play, Kek Huuygens makes an outlandish bet: $10,000 on the next hand. He can afford it. The most accomplished smuggler in Europe, Huuygens never makes a bet unless he is sure to win. He is a lucky man, but his luck is about to be tested. In the shadows, Victor Girard—a French gangster who gambles not just with money, but with people’s lives as well—watches him place the bet. Like his opponent, Girard prefers sure things. He knows Huuygens’ reputation, and offers him $50,000 to bring a certain priceless item through United States customs. Huuygens has made a career humiliating border agents, but he will find that Americans are not so easy to fleece—and that this is a wager that he cannot afford to lose..

The Wager Disaster

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The Wager Disaster - C.H. Layman Summary

This is the astounding story of HMS Wager, driven ashore in foul weather onto the inhospitable coast of Patagonian Chile in 1741. Shipwreck was followed by murder, starvation, mutiny, and the fearful ordeal of 36 survivors out of about 140 men. Some were enslaved, some defected; many drowned. The captain shot one of his officers. There was an epic open-boat voyage of 2500 nautical miles through the world’s most hostile seas, probably the greatest castaway voyage in the annals of the sea, and the least known. Midshipman Byron, the grandfather of the poet, was prominent among the survivors. The story is placed in its historical context, using eye-witness accounts where possible, with some previously unpublished material. It finishes with the finding of the wreck by a British expedition in 2006. Foreword written by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh..

The Wager: A Billionaire Romance (Wagered Hearts Series Book 1)

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The Wager: A Billionaire Romance (Wagered Hearts Series Book 1) - Calista Kyle Summary

Book 1 of the Wagered Hearts Series by Calista Kyle. A Bookworm Lily Hayward doesn’t do parties, doesn’t like attention, and she definitely doesn’t date. This unassuming book shop owner would rather spend a night in with a good book rather than hobnob with the rich and famous. When her best friend Mel begs her to attend a charity gala with her, Lily reluctantly agrees. All she wants is to get through the night without embarrassing herself or snapping someone’s head off. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen. Lily causes a bit of a stir when she berates another guest for spilling his drink on her. ...and a Billionaire Roman Conrad is rich, bored and too handsome for his own good. He’s never had a problem attracting women. When he sees Lily at a charity gala, she’s already made a little name for herself as an Ice Princess. Seeing the perfect opportunity to alleviate his boredom and to get one over an acquaintance, he makes a bet that he can make Lily fall in love with him. What he never expected was that he would be the one in danger of falling in love. The Betrayal After a painful past, Lily is gun-shy when it come to love and trusting her heart to anyone. She suspects Roman may be too good to be true, but against her better judgment, she can’t help being drawn to him anyway. She has no idea about the bet and Roman wants to keep it that way, but fate has other plans. After spending his whole life waiting for a woman like Lily will one careless wager ruin everything and tear them apart? Wagered Hearts Series Book 1: The Wager Book 2: The Risk (Available Now!) Book 3: The Game (Available Now!).

The Wager

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The Wager - Lily Maxton Summary

London, 1818. Anne Middleton never plays by the rules. She is willful when she should be obedient and unabashed when she should be decorous. Worse still, she can never resist a good wager... or a naughty book. And Confessions of a Courtesan is about as sensational and risque as a book can be. Michael Grey - Earl of Thornhill - had once courted Anne's sweet sister. But while Anne is certainly no lady of decorum, her bold impulsiveness slips through his armor, and propriety is forgotten. Now he too is immersed in the book of forbidden delights, where each page is an invitation to sin and a guide to pleasures unknown... Roused by heady desire, Michael tempts Anne in a way she cannot resist: a wager. Thus begins a game of chance, where coins have been replaced by a currency that is far more illicit. And the stakes of seduction are dangerous indeed... The Sisters of Scandal series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Affair Book #2 The Wager Book #3 The Love Match Book #4 The Mistake Book #5 The Improper Bride.

Byron's Narrative of the Loss of the Wager

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Byron's Narrative of the Loss of the Wager - John Byron Summary

In 1741, the HMS Wager wrecked in an uninhabited area off the coast of Chile. In the aftermath of the disaster, chaos took hold. One faction of the surviving crew rose up against the officers of the ship and attempted to make their way to a Chilean city in a rickety boat. In this volume, Royal Navy officer John Byron presents his version of the mutiny..

The Wager and Other Stories

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The Wager and Other Stories - Greg Sushinsky Summary

“The Wager” is a simple story of a seemingly innocuous wager, which triggers the clash between a decorated starflyer and his planet’s powerful ruler, that leads to startling events which will have dire consequences across the galaxy. Thus begins the saga of Jospar, the Starflyer, and Kasceto, the Ruler. Jospar is a starflyer, a space explorer of the first order. He is a discoverer of new worlds, but one world in particular intrigues him more than others. When Jospar's superior, Kasceto, insists on making a wager involving this world, Jospar's life is forever changed. He is faced with a momentous decision. In this gripping story, you will see how a simple bet, the wager, leads to the dramatic events that force Jospar to risk everything. “Cobalt” is the story of the starflyer Jospar’s voyage of discovery, a flight into the unknown. It is his singular exploration and part meditation on his travels through the cosmos. Share in his discovery of one very special world, one which will ultimately thrust him into danger. Join Jospar on his journey, as his story continues. In “Roscoe,” the arrival of a celebrated visitor to Jospar's planet as Jospar is about to undertake a critical mission, sets off a series of events which once again pit Jospar against the dangerous Kasceto. Who is the visitor Roscoe and why does his arrival force Jospar and Kasceto into a deadly clash? These three stories comprise this slim volume of extraordinary science fiction, the first in the series of Jospar, the Starflyer. Author Greg Sushinsky has brought a unique touch and originality to his work which provides an unforgettable dimension of wonder, adventure and meaning. Join the many readers who have already entered and enjoy this world..

Taking Pascal's Wager

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Taking Pascal's Wager - Michael Rota Summary

Since we can't know with absolute certainty that God exists, each of us in a sense makes a bet. If we believe in God and are right, the benefits include eternal life. If we are wrong, the downside is limited. On the other hand, we might not believe in God. If we are right, then we will have lived in line with reality. If we are wrong, however, the consequences could be eternally disastrous. This was the challenge posed by the French philosopher Blaise Pascal over three hundred years ago. But Michael Rota contends that Pascal's argument is still compelling today. Since there is much to gain (for ourselves as well as for others) and relatively little to lose, the wise decision is to seek a relationship with God and live a Christian life. Rota considers Pascal's wager and the roles of uncertainty, evidence and faith in making a commitment to God. By engaging with themes such as decision theory, the fine-tuning of the universe, divine hiddenness, the problem of evil, the historicity of the resurrection and the nature of miracles, he probes the many dynamics at work in embracing the Christian faith. In addition, Rota takes a turn not found in many books of philosophy. He looks at the actual effects of such a commitment in three recent, vivid, gripping examples—Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jean Vanier and Immaculée Ilibagiza. Like Pascal, Rota leaves us with a question: What wager will we make?.

The Headmaster's Wager

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The Headmaster's Wager - Vincent Lam Summary

From Giller Prize winner, internationally acclaimed, and bestselling author Vincent Lam comes a superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting novel set against the turmoil of the Vietnam War. Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon. He is also a bon vivant, a compulsive gambler and an incorrigible womanizer. He is well accustomed to bribing a forever-changing list of government officials in order to maintain the elite status of the Chen Academy. He is fiercely proud of his Chinese heritage, and quick to spot the business opportunities rife in a divided country. He devotedly ignores all news of the fighting that swirls around him, choosing instead to read the faces of his opponents at high-stakes mahjong tables. But when his only son gets in trouble with the Vietnamese authorities, Percival faces the limits of his connections and wealth and is forced to send him away. In the loneliness that follows, Percival finds solace in Jacqueline, a beautiful woman of mixed French and Vietnamese heritage, and Laing Jai, a son born to them on the eve of the Tet offensive. Percival's new-found happiness is precarious, and as the complexities of war encroach further and further into his world, he must confront the tragedy of all he has refused to see. Blessed with intriguingly flawed characters moving through a richly drawn historical and physical landscape, The Headmaster's Wager is a riveting story of love, betrayal and sacrifice..

The Texan's Wager

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The Texan's Wager - Jodi Thomas Summary

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas takes readers to the Old West, where an emotionally wounded man and woman discover the true nature of love and marriage in the first romance in the Wife Lottery series. 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..

The Wallflower Wager

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The Wallflower Wager - Tessa Dare Summary

They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . . Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first..

The Marriage Wager

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The Marriage Wager - Jane Ashford Summary

An RT Reviewers' Choice nominee for Best Regency Historical Romance The Stakes are High, the Game is Set... Lady Emma Tarrant possesses little but the gambling skills her dead husband taught her, but she's no match for a real gamester... Colin Wareham, Baron St. Mawr, gambles to distract himself from devastating memories. The gaming has long since lost its appeal, until he meets sparkling Lady Emma and finds that Praise for The Marriage Wager: "Exceptional characters and beautifully crafted...a delightful read for Judith McNaught and Mary Balogh fans."-Publishers Weekly "A riveting, emotional romance that will garner a place of prominence on anyone's keeper shelf."-Rendezvous.

The Art of the Wager Winning at the Race Track

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The Art of the Wager Winning at the Race Track - Patrick D. Tanzillo Summary

Mr. Tanzillo was born and raised on the North West side of Chicago. He went to Maywood Park and watched the Trotter's as a boy. He studied the history of Thoroughbred Racing and Handicapping for many years before placing his first wager. With the amount of time he studied he feels he's earned a PHD in Handicapping. His all-time favorite Jockey is the Late great Eddie 'The Master' Arcaro. His current favorite Jockey's are the Legendary Gary Stevens and of the new Breed 'Smokin' Joe Talamo. His favorite Trainers are Richard Mandella, Philip D'Amato, Mike Puype & Peter Miller. His favorite race tracks are Del Mar, where the 'Surf meets the Turf', Santa Anita Park and 'Big Sandy' Belmont Park..

The Wager: A Game Changer Prequel (Playing Games #0.5)

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The Wager: A Game Changer Prequel (Playing Games #0.5) - Rene Folsom Summary

You’d think the masks would come off once the ball drops at the New Year’s masquerade but, tossing caution to the wind, Liam and Maci decide to have a bit of fun by continuing to keep their faces hidden from each other during a night full of games and passion. Get to know these two game-playing lovers before they even know each other in The Wager, a prequel to the new novel in the Playing Games series, Game Changer. Note: This contemporary romance novella is an optional read in the Playing Games series and contains adult situations meant for ages 18+. Categories: contemporary romance, free erotic romance novella, gamer romance, geek romance, author romance, romantic suspense, free.

Legend of Finch Landing

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Legend of Finch Landing - Cash Sullivan Summary

Sophie Boone lives a quiet life in rural Hanover, New Hampshire. Along with her family, she works hard to run Finch Landing, a local Bed and Breakfast that has been a success for over 40 years. After a terrible turn of her grandmother’s health, Sophie finds herself taking on more responsibility than she had expected and is only able to pursue her Dartmouth education in small doses. In a series of serendipitous events, Sophie finds herself face-to-face with Stacey McKinney, the epitome of college jock and successful lawyer in the making. Despite her hardest efforts to stay away from him, Sophie finds herself swept away by a boy who is learning to become a man and finding out what it truly means to love through that process. Follow along as Sophie and Stacey find their way in life despite tragedy, miscalculation and heartbreak and they learn that family can stretch far past bloodlines to include those who truly care..

The Rancher's Wager

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The Rancher's Wager - Maisey Yates Summary

Tempers flare as passion takes over in this new Gold Valley Vineyards novel from New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates! This wealthy rancher has placed his bet… And it’s winner takes all! No one gets under Jackson Cooper’s skin like fellow ranch owner Cricket Maxfield. Now, facing off at a charity poker game, the stakes get personal. Jackson finds himself on the losing end… And paying up means being the ranch hand at Cricket’s beck and call. In close quarters, tempers flare—and the fire between them ignites into a passion that won’t be ignored… From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite. Gold Valley Vineyards.

Around the World in Eighty Days

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Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne,General Press Summary

Around the World in Eighty Days is one of the greatest adventure novels of all time by Jules Verne. It is the story of the eccentric English inventor Phileas Fogg who sets out to make it around the world in eighty days in order to win a bet. Taking up a challenge from his whist partners, a mysterious English gentleman named Phileas Fogg wagers half his fortune and abandons his quiet domestic routine to undertake a daring feat—to circle the globe in a mere 80 days, an achievement unheard of in the Victorian world. Fogg and Passepartout, his devoted manservant, avail themselves of virtually every known means of transportation in their wild race against time. It first appeared as a newspaper serial in 1872, much to the delight of a world already agog with recent advances in technology..