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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Jove (April 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 051512785X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515127850
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,718,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lord Taskford makes a suburb hero, devilishly handsome.
Yetta Loyd
It's wonderful to find a book you can't put down, and this is definitely in that category.
"gbold"
I usually like books with a few more love scenes in them, i.e. Stephanie Laurens.
O. Blaylock

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Brenda VINE VOICE on July 10, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Regina Landry, a widow, finds herself heading home after her brother and his wife are killed in a coaching accident. Once there, she deals with a spiteful cousin who wants her brother's children's inheritance for his gambling debts and is bent on making sure she doesn't get custody of her niece and nephew. She also runs into a handsome man with a mysterious past by the name of Harry Wainwright, the Earl of Taskford. Regina finds herself a willing victim of the Earl's lust and desires. The Earl finds himself the victim of a man seeking fame he perversely thinks he deserves and feels it can only happen when the Earl dead. Desire isn't the only thing Regina and Harry share; their love of horses leads them to a race and a passionate bet.
Readers can expect to find a wonderful regency full of mystery, humor and desire in "Ride for the Roses." Christina Kingston has given her readers a romance that will sweep them away to another place and time until they turn the last page. I was impressed with the secondary characters and enjoyed the humor of Harry Wainwright's pals. The out come of the story itself was a pleasant surprise.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jane Bowers on April 6, 2000
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Serendipity brought RIDE FOR THE ROSES to my attention. I had never heard of the book or its author till I found it in my PO Box to review for Romance Communications. It only took a few pages before I realized it was a gem. The heroine is uniquely strong and intelligent, the hero one of those complex rakes so many of us love, and the minor characters engaging. The plot is many-layered, with excitement, suspense, humor and mild sensuality. This author is a dark horse who will surely win, place and show in future.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Yetta Loyd on April 11, 2000
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As Renoir painted romance and light into his works of art, Christina Kingston has given her readers a similar gift. Using romance, action and a dash of mystery she has woven a wonderful love story with "Ride for the Roses." The word electricity comes to mind when we meet Harry and Reggie, Christina Kingston's two dynamite main characters. Lord Taskford makes a suburb hero, devilishly handsome. A leader of men and a lover of women, he is a composite of Tom Cruise, Sean Connery and my husband. Together with his lady-love, the beautiful, intelligent, capable Regina Landry we are off and running in a delightful story we will read again and again. The hero and heroine are surrounded by a lovable assortment of supporting characters that are so well written they deserve to have their own stories told in future books. The sensitivity Christina Kingston uses dealing with newly orphaned children, in "Ride for the Roses" adds another layer of feeling to her story, helping to create a beautiful rich tapestry for her readers. Christina Kingston has also done her homework in the research department, cleverly giving us an accurate account of thoroughbred bloodlines and how they came into being. Christina Kingston, a very talented writer, has got it all. She writes with the clarity of Willa Cather, adds a dash of mystery, ala Agatha Christy, and action, and romance that is pure Christina Kingston. My crystal ball tells me that there is a bright new star on the literary horizon, and her name is Christina Kingston. Bravo Christina. END
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 2000
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Christina Kingston's "Ride for the Roses" pulled me into the story at the start and never let go. Regina is the kind of heroine who inspires even modern-day women to be all they can be, and the hero, Taskford, is the kind of lovable rake whose habits regarding the women in his life just beg to be broken. If you love tales of adventure, romance, and riding hell-bent across the country estates of fascinating Lords and Ladies, this book is for you!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "gbold" on May 8, 2000
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It's wonderful to find a book you can't put down, and this is definitely in that category. Regina is determined to gain the guardianship of her niece and nephew. Harry, known as Hard-hearted Harry is the new Earl of Taskford. Now they are neighbors and racing competitors. While Regina works to defeat her cousin Jasper's attempts to become the children's guardian, Harry entertains his friends and works on seducing Regina. This wonderful cast of characters is a delight and I hope we will meet Harry's friends in future books.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By O. Blaylock on September 29, 2002
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I enjoyed this book very much. I usually like books with a few more love scenes in them, i.e. Stephanie Laurens. This book however was well written, the characters well developed. Taskford and Regina were definitely meant to be together. It was nice to see friends go to such lengths to save Taskford and make him see Regina was meant to be his wife. I look forward to reading about the remaining Lucky Seven. I definitely recommend this book.
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