Not in the Cards

Not in the Cards by June K. Pierce

Everybody wants to get rich quick…opportunities come–even in small towns. Jake and Ellie Taylor read about a local boy who won big and, to Jake’s surprise, soon after, he finds himself holding two golden tickets to a newly opened casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Atlantic City was the farthest he and Ellie had ever travelled from their small farming, town in Pennsylvania. This story takes the reader along on their risk-taking journey in anticipation of a fun and exciting weekend. However, the glitz and glamour of the late 1950’s gambling scene is not as appealing up close and quickly reveals a tapestry of corruption and deceit. This couple learns that winning is sometimes a losing game.