A Regency Romance
STORY-LINE A MICHAELMAS WAGER:
Rufus Lovell and Juliana Honeyfield feature in author Emily Murdoch’s regency romance novel, A Michaelmas Wager, along with Juliana’s best friend and cousin Audrey. Rufus came into his father’s wealth after the death of his waster brother. Falling in with a group of rowdy lazy drunkards from power and wealth, Rufus finds himself the center of their latest escapade. This wager will not turn out as the group thinks; at the center of the wager stands Miss Juliana Honeyfield. At the latest party in Hyde Park, waging Rufus will not marry the first woman to drink from the punch by Michaelmas, the rowdy bunch waits for the recipient of Rufus’ suit. Juliana’s the innocent dupe in their game as she fills her cup from the punch bowl.