Sunday, April 11, 2010

Highest Stakes

Charlotte Wallace’s died. Her uncle is now Charlotte’s guardian. She comes to live wither uncle. Charlotte’s uncle is the owner of a very prestigious horse stable.

Robert Devington works as a stable hand for Mr. Wallace. Robert falls in love with Charlotte, not only for her beauty but for her love and care for horses.

When Charlotte’s uncle learns about Robert and Charlotte, he warns her against falling for Robert. Robert is a nobody. In order to show Charlotte and her uncle that he is just as good as any other guy Charlotte could have, Robert leaves and joins the British military to make something of himself.

I liked this book. I thought Emery Lee did a good job of telling a story with this book. I just wished I could have connected with the characters more. This in turn would have made this book more enjoyable. Though, I thought the author did a good job portraying the life of horse racing. Emery Lee showed that she really researched this topic well. Charlotte and Robert were supposed to be in love but they sent a majority of the story apart and interacting with other people. I didn’t really feel the love connection between them. Highest Stakes came out a little short this time. On the other hand, I would be willing to give this author another try in the future.

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