How much would you gamble for love? Rufus Lovell has been thrust unexpectedly into riches, and gained a new set of friends who delight in wagers and bets, with nothing too small or too big to gamble on – even marriage.
So when a tipsy party joke becomes a wager on Rufus’ marriage, he knows he should said no.
But Juliana Honeyfield, the unwitting and unknowing focus of the gamble, is not the simple and malleable young woman that Rufus’ friends take her for.
She demands a lot more from her acquaintances, and the challenge of understanding this intriguing woman and keeping the truth of the wager from her starts to wear thin on Rufus.
Especially when his belief in marriage has already been so greatly rocked, and his family history is sunk in crime, alcoholism, and prison.
Will it be possible for Rufus to charm the winning Juliana?
Does he owe her the truth about his initial interest in her?
And who will eventually win the Michaelmas wager?
A Michaelmas Wager is a charming Regency romance novella about the unlikely consequences of spur of the moment decisions.
***Over 100 reviews across Amazon!***
“Thus begins a wonderful romance that, at times, reminded me of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”.” — Amazon reviewer.
“Read this beautifully written book to see what kind of happy ever after comes of this bet!” — Amazon reviewer.
“Interesting story, enjoyable characters. Enjoyed it very much. This was the first book by Emily Murdoch that I’ve read, but it won’t be the last!” — Amazon reviewer.
“I didn’t have too high expectations since it was a free short story. But I was pleasantly surprised by this one . . .” — Amazon reviewer.
“Fantastic short story with a great ending! This wager is the first of its kind for me and I’m so delighted to have read this! This story had a great plot twist that I never saw coming and even had me gasping! Wonderful read, can’t wait to see what’s next!!!” — Amazon reviewer.
“The development of their relationship is sweet and sincere but unfortunately based on a wager which when revealed causes troubles between the couple. I really enjoy this time period, perfect for Jane Austen fans and I think the author did a good job capturing the societal dictates of the time period. I definitely would read more of her work.” — Amazon reviewer.
“More please, Emily Murdoch!” — Amazon reviewer.
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Emily Murdoch is a medieval historian and writer. Throughout her career so far she has examined a codex and transcribed medieval sermons at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, designed part of an exhibition for the Yorkshire Museum, worked as a researcher for a BBC documentary presented by Ian Hislop, and worked at Polesden Lacey with the National Trust. She has a degree in History and English, and a Masters in Medieval Studies, both from the University of York. Emily has a medieval series and a Regency novella series published, and is currently working on several new projects.