Gambler Elijah Perry is on a winning streak, until he is shot in the leg and fears his good fortune is at an end. Then he awakes to find the straight-laced Joy Hardesty scowling at him and he sees he's been dealt another tricky hand. But as the lovely nurse tends his wounds, he discovers a free, joyful spirit beneath her poker face and a straight flush that bespeaks an enchanting innocence. There is magic in the air, and Elijah realizes that it is not a sleight of hand that has brought him to New Mexico, but Lady Luck herself. As he holds the beauty in his arms he knows that in winning the love of a lifetime he'll more than break even.
Used availability for Emma Craig's A Gambler's Magic
January 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
August 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition