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by LaVyrle Spencer

  • ISBN: 051508901X
  • Author: LaVyrle Spencer
  • ePub ver: 1141 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1141 kb
  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jove; Reissue edition (March 1, 1987)
  • Formats: azw lrf lrf mbr
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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It wasn’t enough that he’d set up business right next door selling spirits and encouraging honest men to squander their hard-earned money at gambling.

It wasn’t enough that he’d set up business right next door selling spirits and encouraging honest men to squander their hard-earned money at gambling. Now it was pictures of naked women! Aghast, she pressed a hand to her boned corsets and watched the jovial band of ne’er-do-wells coming her way.

LaVyrle Spencer (born July 17, 1943) is an American best-selling author of contemporary and historical romance novels. She has successfully published a number of books, with several of them made into movies. Twelve of her books have been New York Times bestsellers, and Spencer was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame in 1988. She retired from writing in 1997.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A story of honesty and humor for anyone who has ever lived and loved from New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer. Agatha was the picture of primness and propriety.

This book is a typical LaVyrle Spencer slow-burn romance

This book is a typical LaVyrle Spencer slow-burn romance. It does take quite a long time for things to culminate between Agatha and Scott. The Gamble stayed true to history, and Scott knew there was no intimacy with a lady like Gussie unless he was married to her. Reading The Gamble made me think it might be time to revisit all of LaVyrle's books.

ladies learned a new song. They sang it with rousing enthusiasm at four saloons the following night. Who hath sorrow? Who hath woe? They who dare not answer no. They sang it with rousing enthusiasm at four saloons the following night hey tarry at the wine. They handed out pamphlets to the men and continued soliciting signatures on pledges. To everyone’s surprise, Evelyn Sowers stepped forward several times, boldly accosting saloon goers. With her intense eyes, her sometimes dramatic gesturing, she displayed an amazing oratory flair none had known she possessed. Brother, take care of your future no. .

Tough and tender, sweet and sassy, here is a story of honesty and humour for anyone who has ever lived and loved. Agatha was the picture of primness and propriety, but her green eyes could blaze with anger or sparkle with humor. Scott was the picture of lazy charm and happy indifference to what others thought was right and wrong.

LaVyrle Spencer is a contemporary and historical romance novelist who has written twelve New York Times bestsellers. Whether set in the Old West or in present day suburban Minnesota, a Spencer novel means seeing love in a new light and meeting character. ore about Lavyrle Spencer. People Who Read The Gamble Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

Tough and tender sweet and sassy here is a story of honesty and humor for anyone who has ever lived and loved  . Scott Gandy has always been a gambling man relying on his lazy Southern charm to smooth a way out of difficult situations. Hoping to make his fortune he opens a saloon in Proffitt Kansas.

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In 1880's Kansas, Agatha Downing, a milliner, is surprised to find herself falling in love with Scott Gandy, the owner of the neighboring saloon
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The author writes well, but the underlying story just wasn’t as interesting as some of her other stories.

Agatha is a 35 year old spinster who sews and makes hats. She was injured as a child and has a limp. Gandy’s wife and daughter were killed at the end of the Civil War. He has been wandering since, and recently opened a bar with gambling and dancing girls.

Agatha works to help pass laws to prohibit alcohol in Kansas in 1880.

Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 423 pages. Swearing language: mild including religious swear words. Sexual language: none to mild. Number of sex scenes: 3. Setting: 1880 Kansas and Mississippi. Copyright: 1984. Genre: western historical romance.
I loved this story! This was about the fourth time I read this book, and it was even better than I remembered.

I loved how prissy Gussie was at first. As she came to know Scott and others who worked at his saloon, she found she liked them and that they were not bad people. In fact, she found things about them that she really liked. They liked her, too. She found when they were around, they felt like family and she wasn't lonely any more.

It's such a nice, feel-good story. I already had the book in hardcover, but I wanted it on Kindle, too, so I would have it handy wherever I went.
Sweet, tender and smart. Spencer doesn’t disappoint. One of my favorites that she has written. Worth reading over and over again.
The Gamble is always a pleasure. If you have never been to Waverly- you should go! it is as wonderful as LaVyrle has portrayed it in the book.
This is a great book by a wonderful author! The characters come alive and you feel as if you know each person. It is an unlikely romance with a lot of laughter. It takes place in Kansas during cattle drives and the advent of prohibition; making Kansas a "Dry State". It illustrates the effect of the movement on the lives of all of the main characters.

I had this book in my complete collection of Ms. Spencer and other favorite authors. I finally "bit-the-bullet" and disposed of all of the boxes of books that I had collected over the years. Don't worry,they weren't thrown away! Some were turned in at the used bookstore and others were given away. I am now in the process of "collecting" them again on my Kindle DX. It is so nice to be able to carry my whole library around with me and to read any of my books whenever I wish!

I have read this book several times over the years and continue to laugh, cry, and thoroughly enjoy it each time!
One of my favorite books. LaVyrle Spencer isn't with us anymore, but the characters stay with you and definitely a page turner. Drama and humor.
Lavryle Spencer is a great writer. Her books are always so interesting that once you start to read you can't put them down.
My copy of this book appears to have been through a flood, a windstorm, or any other event you could imagine simply because I've read it so much that it is practically falling apart. Lavyrle Spencer is one of my favorite authors. The way she delves into each charators emotions and thoughts holds me captive. The Gamble, by far, is my absolute favorite book. I want a man like Scott Gandy. It's funny, but when I assess a man, I compare him to Gandy (luckly I found one!). The good boy gone bad can be a hard role to depict, but Spencer does it with taste and dignity and in a way that the reader can almost sense Gandy's upbringing before it is revealed. I adore his gallantry matched by his spirit and mischief. I love the protective nature in him. I admire the way he deals with Agatha on a business level, using not so fair tactics (such as the sewing machine) but being honest enough to admit it. I swoon at the way he treats women and I chuckle at his manner with Willy. Scott Gandy is absolutely my favorite hero. Rhett Butler has nothing on Scott Gandy!
Agatha Downing is, as well, my favorite heroine. Her proper air is not stuffy nor intimidating. She is generally a good, honest, decent women who does not look down on others even when she does not approve of their actions. She admires what others have in their lives rather than be jealous of them (such as the inhibitions of 'the girls') and displays a lot of spunk for such a 'proper woman. The elogance and carriage that Agatha shows, especially when she moves to Waverly, is admirable.
Then there is Waverly. I am always torn about which is my favorite part of the book. I love the feeling of new beginnings and those "first times" of discovering something (or someone) new to love, but Waverly is my fantasy of Southern charm, regal settings and an incredible way of life. I could never move south because all of my pre-ordained notions of Southern living are tied to Waverly Plantation and I could never have that.
All is all, The Gamble has become my comfort zone over the years. I find the need to re-read it at least once a year - like a family reuion. So far, only Lavryle Spencer has been able to cause that reaction in me.
I am currently re-reading Seperate Beds. Although this book is a different era and completely different storyline, I can't put this book down either!

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