Item description for The Winning Hand by C. K. Crigger...
Never bet more than you can afford to lose... Caroline Pruett should have heeded that advice, because once she lost her stake, there was no going back. Or was there? Desperation has clouded Caroline's judgment, because when she loses King, her Thoroughbred stallion, to Micah Sutton in a poker game, the first thing she does is steal him back. The adventure is not quite a success, however, and after accidentally shooting Micah, Caroline and King are on the run. Micah is a hard man to kill. He's out to catch Caroline and retrieve his horse, but now there's another complication. Seems there's more than one horse thief in the Okanogan country and the girl isn't the only one after King. Who'd ever thought he'd have to team up with a wildcat like her?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2005
Publisher Behler Pubns
ISBN 1933016094 ISBN13 9781933016092
Reviews - What do customers think about The Winning Hand?
Winning Hand, winning novel Nov 10, 2005
This western novel is more than a western novel. It's a study in characters who don't take no for an answer. The main character, Caroline Pruett, has lost everything but a prize-winning race horse and when she loses even him, she decides to steal him back. Her adversary turns out to be her salvation and she grows up a lot when she realizes that not everything is as it seems. This book is not only compelling and entertaining, but it offers a lot of information about northern Washington in the late 19th century.
A riveting novel from first page to last Apr 10, 2005
Caroline Pruet failed to heed the best advice a gambler can have -- never bet more than you can afford to lose. Because Caroline didn't heed this gambling maxim, she has lost King, her thoroughbred stallion in a poker game to Micah Sutton. Then she compounds her problems by stealing the horse back, and after accidentally shooting Micah, Caroline and king are on the run. But Micah is a hard man to kill, and now he's out to catch Caroline and retrieve his horse. Confidently recommended reading that would make a popular addition to any community library fiction collection, The Winning Hand is a riveting novel from first page to last and clearly documents author C. K. Crigger as a master storyteller of originality and identifiable flair.