The Wagering Widow
- Author: Diane Gaston
- Publisher: Harlequin (2006) and Mills and Boon (2005)
- Year: 2005
- Setting: Regency England
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Guy, Lord Keating, laden with his father’s debts, elopes with “heiress” Emily Duprey...only to discover she is as poor as he! Now his only hope of saving his family and dependants is a reluctant return to the gaming tables. Emily has to escape this marriage to a gamester like her father. But she needs more money than she can win as Lady Keating - so she becomes Lady Widow, a card-playing masked seductress! Then Guy recognizes the beautiful Widow as his quiet, mousy wife - and their inconvenient marriage takes an unexpected turn.