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Fortune's Son - Emery Lee TOP PICK by THE ROMANCE REVIEWS:

Passion, drama and excitement fill the pages of my follow-up to THE HIGHEST STAKES. Set deep in the world of 18th century gaming, FORTUNE'S SON immerses the reader in a time and place where nothing is sacred and virtually anything might be wagered on the turn of a card, or a roll of the dice.

Beginning with their first chance meeting over a Hazard table, and with motives known only to themselves, FORTUNE'S SON chronicles the tumultuous romantic journey between a young but seasoned gamester and a widowed courtier, who refuses to be the next Royal Mistress regardless of the cost.

Experiencing the agonies and ecstasies of the gaming tables, Philip Drake and Lady Susannah Messingham precariously navigate their way in the high-stakes world of card sharps, courtesans, and the intriguers of Georgian England. As their tale of passion and drama plays out, they are led through hardship, heartbreak and loss before final culmination in redemption and enduring love.

With romance, a bit of adventure, and the excitement of gaming coupled with a supporting cast of the wits, gamesters, sporting men, and rou��s of Georgian England, I promise great fun and a riveting read!


"FORTUNE'S SON by Emery Lee is a brilliantly written story about a tumultuous love worth fighting for..This engrossing and thoroughly developed tale tosses you into a classic era ...the dialogue was rich, eloquent and added so many dimensions to the characters...another factor which Emery Lee excels at is historical detail. The novel is just overflowing with different aspects of 18th century England and you become immersed in all of it. Whether it be gambling, duels or every day life in historical England...Ms Lee will bring it all to you. Such carefully crafted characters and setting engage readers in a novel of breathtaking beauty. This novel will have everything you want and then some." - THE ROMANCE REVIEWS

"Fortune's Son is an excellent historical romance you won't want to put down! Ms. Lee will pique your interest immediately and keep it right to the very end. The story is realistic and the characters are totally entertaining. A high-stakes game in life and most importantly, love. I absolutely loved the interaction between Susannah and Philip when she takes his boots off Ooh la la! I'll be anxiously awaiting more from Ms. Lee. She's my new favorite author and I highly recommend Fortune's Son!" - NIGHT OWL REVIEWS

"Lee brings the atmosphere of the Georgian era to life with lush descriptions that beg the reader to see, hear, feel and touch it all. She sweeps through a decade, bringing together an older heroine and younger hero in an atypical story...with a lively cast of characters and surprising twists and turns that are reminiscent of Fielding���s Tom Jones or Defoe���s Moll Flanders..."

From Historical Novels Review:
"Set in mid-18th century London, Fortune���s Son is a page-turning account of the lives of two people brought together by fate who attempt, sometimes feebly, to cling to each other through love. The use of minor characters to assist the plot and the details of setting are used very effectively. This is a very enjoyable read with a multi-dimensional (and, surprisingly, male) protagonist." - Michael DiSchiavi