„The Hundredth Chance” is one of Ethel M. Dell’s most passionate and dramatic tales. Jack Bolton is the genius of the racing stable of Lord Saltash. He falls in love with Maud Brian, daughter of Lady Bernard Brian, who is married to the innkeeper Giles Sheppard. While Maud knows Jack is in love with her, she is half in love with Lord Saltash and does not love Jack. However, Lord Saltash’s cruelty to her crippled brother Bunny makes her hesitate. She contemplates marrying Jack to protect her brother. Jack then takes the „hundredth chance” and asks Maud to marry him, hoping her love will come later. A classic romance and mystery/saga of a pair of star-crossed lovers, who, after many chances, have one last chance to express themselves.