The Honor-Bound Gambler

Morrow Creek

Book 9
Lisa Plumley
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Tempting the Preacher's Daughter

Plain preacher's daughter Violet Benson is always the wallflower—until charismatic gambler Cade Foster takes her under his wing. Suddenly the men of Morrow Creek start looking at her with new eyes—and the women with envy—but Violet is interested in only one man: Cade.

Agreeing to be his "lucky charm," Violet becomes embroiled in the gambler's thrilling world. With her newfound confidence, Violet is determined to uncover the secret sorrow behind the eyes that smolder beneath Cade's Stetson, and prove to this fascinating man that he can take the biggest gamble of all…with his heart.


"Welcome to Morrow Creek, Plumley's little slice of the West and a romance with heart and grit. Lively storytelling and a cast of engaging, delightful characters--from a rapscallion little boy to a conniving reverend to a hardened gambler and a preacher's daughter--are simply perfect for this tale. Love and redemption are the soul of this heart-tugging charmer." --Romantic Times BOOK Reviews (4 stars + K.I.S.S. hero award!)

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About the author

USA TODAY best-selling author Lisa Plumley has delighted readers worldwide with more than three dozen popular novels. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and editions, and includes contemporary romances, western historical romances, paranormal romances, and a variety of stories in romance anthologies. Her fresh, funny style has been likened to such reader favorites as Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, LaVyrle Spencer, and Jennifer Crusie, but her unique characterization is all her own.

To sign up for new-book reminder e-mails, read first-chapter excerpts, catch sneak previews of upcoming books, and more, visit www.lisaplumley.com today.

Lisa also writes cozy mysteries as Colette London. Her Chocolate Whisperer series (featuring chocolate expert—and amateur sleuth!—Hayden Mundy Moore) kicked off with Criminal Confections and now includes Dangerously Dark, The Semisweet Hereafter, Dead and Ganache, and The Peppermint Mocha Murder, all from Kensington Books.

Visit www.colettelondon.com today to find fantastic chocolate recipes, sign up for new-book reminder e-mails, and catch sneak previews of upcoming books in the Chocolate Whisperer series.
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Publisher
Lisa Plumley
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Published on
Apr 2, 2019
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Pages
132
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ISBN
9780463199985
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / American
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Westerns
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