07 December 2018

Tour & Giveaway: Wager for a Wife by Karen Tuft


Wager for a Wife by Karen Tuft.
Audience/Genre: Regency Romance.
Publication: December 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications, Inc.
William Barlow's life has been forever altered: his estranged father is dead, and William has inherited the title of Viscount Farleigh. Along with the title comes a neglected estate, an enormous amount of gambling debt, and one astounding acquisition that will turn William's world upside down . . .

It is her first London Season, and Lady Louisa Hargreaves could not be more pleased. She has attracted the attention of the Earl of Kerridge, and the two are on the cusp of an official betrothal. That is, until she learns of a generations-old family debt: her grandfather gambled her hand in marriage and lost, and now Louisa must pay the price. She will marry not the earl but a man she just met, who has taken her freedom in one fell swoop. Even as she struggles to understand the handsome and aloof man she is to wed, Louisa is irresistibly drawn to him—and he to her. But she soon realizes he is harboring secrets, and as her wedding day approaches, she must discover what her future husband is hiding before she makes the gravest mistake of her life.

Reviewed by Kelly.

Ok. I liked William or the new Viscount Farleigh from the beginning. He would use the wager’s vowel and repair his home and somehow fix the debts and the lives of the people he knew growing up when he finds out the debt his deceased father left to him. For he loves them, and the servants have loved William too! I’m not going to describe the wager here. You can read that. I just want you to know the main characters just make up the book. They are both very honorable and good people and want love in their lives and both think they aren’t going to find that. The wager is felt by Louisa to be upheld by honor and for William it will fix his father’s debts over time by marrying someone with clout and money. Who knew that this would work out in the end!


So, we learn that William is a stoic man with few words. We learn why he was like that. I can totally relate to him. But I also thought he was a man of hardly any words and how was he going to accomplish to win over Louisa like that! And how do you get to know anyone who won’t really talk. By the end of the book, you see him change and light up! He was more than just stoic. Louisa brought him to life. I was balling like a baby at the end of the book. I had to stop and get myself under control just so I could read the book from under the tears!!! That moment where his countenance glowed reminded me of the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice where Mr Darcy lights up when he introduces his sister to Elizabeth and he smiles! It just changed his whole look!

Than there is Louisa, who can babble on at times. William loved that quality in her. She loves to learn and wants to be more than just a mere female! Louisa’s family is very loving and close and her brothers tease Louisa relentlessly! I loved her family!

“And just like that, Louisa found herself betrothed”

I just love this story of finding love in a totally unconventional way!




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Karen Tuft was born with a healthy dose of curiosity about pretty much everything, so as a child she taught herself to read and play the piano. She studied composition at BYU and graduated from the University of Utah in music theory, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies.
In addition to being an author, Karen is a wife, mother, pianist, composer, and arranger. She has spent countless hours backstage and in orchestra pits for theater productions along the Wasatch Front. Among her varied interests, she likes to figure out what makes people tick, wander through museums, and travel whether it's by car, plane, or paperback.






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