Friday, January 22, 2010

Upcoming Release: The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee

Release Date: April 1, 2010
Format: Paperback, 560pp

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
All thoroughbred horses in the world to this very day can trace their blood back to three specific Arabian stallions imported to England in the early part of the 18th century. Against this backdrop comes a painstakingly researched novel with breathtaking scenes of real races, real horses, glimpses of the men who cared for them, and the tensions of those who owned and controlled them.

In 18th century England and Colonial Virginia, when high-spirited stallions filled the stables of the lords of the land and fortunes were won and lost on the outcome of a race, a love story unfolds between a young woman for whom her uncle's horses are her only friends and the young man who teaches her everything about their care and racing. When she's forced into marriage, his only hope of winning her back is to race his horse to reclaim all that was stolen from him - his land, his dignity, and his love.


Passages to the Past said...

I have this one on the way to me and can't wait! I'm looking forward to reading something a bit different than my usual!

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing! I read a book about those horses when I was little (and horse crazy)! Thanks for the heads-up!

Nuvofelt said...

Thanks for the heads up from Follow Friday

Staci said...

I'm so in love with that cover!!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

What a wonderful blog. I love to read historical fiction books whenever I can.

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MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

Sounds like a really good book!

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Anonymous said...

You have a wonderful blog!

Rita Gerlach said...

First time visitor to your blog. I love it! Thanks for featuring such intriguing novels.
Rita Gerlach