In The Irishman’s Christmas Gamble (Red Car Press), a Christmastime addition to her A Wager of Hearts series, Nancy Herkness ’79 tells the story of what happens when Frances “Frankie” Hogan, billionaire owner of a gourmet chocolate business, has her well-ordered life is interrupted by a former flame from her childhood in Dublin’s slums. Liam Keller is now European soccer star, and he has come to win back the heart of the woman he still loves — but only a Christmas miracle will convince Frankie to take a gamble with her heart. Herkness is a romance novelist and is also the author of the Whisper Horse series.