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Gabriel's Angel by Nora Roberts
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it was predictable, pleasant and not a bad read. I would personally like more challenges and interesting ideas but not a bad writer perhaps just a bit too "happily ever after" for my taste ( )
  Felicity-Smith | May 29, 2016 |
Good not great. Fairly typical contemporary romance. ( )
  lesmel | Jul 13, 2013 |
First off, GABRIEL'S ANGEL is, indeed, a reprint of the original Silhouette edition that was published in 1989. I had read this story years ago, but wanted to reread it and was intrigued with the new cover. Is the book a Christmas story? Not in the literal sense. In the way that it inspires love, happiness, selflessness, and a sense of well-being, then yes, it's a good holiday read.

Laura Malone, former model and a woman whose face was known worldwide, is on the run--not from an abusive husband or a group of bad guys determined to due her harm, but from a domineering, powerful ex-mother-in-law who wants nothing more than to take away Laura's unborn child. Although Laura's former husband is no longer alive, the unborn grandbaby is, at least to Mother-In-Law-Dearest, the necessary means to keep her son alive. With more money than she knows what to do with, she sends out private detectives to find Laura, to force her to return home to hand over custody of her child.

While traveling through Colorado on her way to Dallas, Laura makes a wrong turn--and almost ends up dead during a snowstorm on an isolated mountain road. Fortunately, she narrowly avoids hitting Gabriel Bradley, an artist who has chosen solitude in a small mountain cabin to ease his pain and grief over his brother's untimely death. With no other viable ways to get Laura rescued, he takes her home with him--and is immediately struck not only by her beauty, but by her inner strength in the lengths she'll go to protect her child.

As the storm rages on, Laura and Gabe learn more about each other than they'd planned--and they devise a plan that includes a marriage of convenience to save Laura's unborn child from its grandmother. But their feelings, although not spoken aloud, are edging towards love. Will it be enough to save this family?

Rereading GABRIEL'S ANGEL, I was once again reminded of why I love Nora Roberts and her books. A contrived relationship and overly-used storyline (i.e. marriage of convenience, marry for the baby's sake, etc.) it may be, but Ms. Roberts has a way of writing that fully immerses you in the story. A true romance classic, this is one to reread over and over again. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 13, 2009 |
Agreed that it does not really have a Christmas theme, but it was a well-written and easy read. ( )
  LoriTori | Jan 8, 2009 |
I loved this story! Who wouldn't? Nora Roberts knows romance and this was a wonderful, heart-warming story. A beautiful, independent pregnant woman provides a twist to the story. She encounters her handsome knight in an interesting way, and Mother Nature provides a snowstorm that keeps them confined in a cabin in the mountains, where events proceed as we know they will. These are just the basics to any great romance, tho. How the story proceeds from there, the strength of the characters, and the way in which they work through their difficulties and come to love and support each other is what makes this story special. I've never read a Nora Roberts book that I didn't love! ( )
  Neverwithoutabook | Jan 7, 2009 |
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To Tom and Ky and Larry,
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No one was going to take her child away from her! Pregnant and alone, Laura Malone had been on the move for months. Finding herself snowbound with an angry, impatient Gabriel Bradley was not part of her plans. No one was going to take her child away from her! Pregnant and alone, Laura Malone had been on the move for months. Finding herself snowbound with an angry, impatient Gabriel Bradley was not part of her plans.
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- Since the release of her first book, a Silhouette Romance novel in 1981, Nora Roberts has become a publishing phenomenon whose name has become synonymous with romance.
- With over 250 million copies of her books in print worldwide and over 100 bestsellers on the distinguished New York Times list, she has garnered a large and loyal audience that will not want to miss GABRIEL'S ANGEL.
- The Gift (SIL, 10/04) was released in time for Christmas 2004 and appeared for 13 weeks on the New York Times bestseller and extended bestseller lists.
- Gabriel's Angel is a special release in conjunction with the Christmas season and will appeal to Nora's loyal fans everywhere.

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Pregnant, alone, and on the run to protect her unborn child, Laura Malone finds herself stranded with Gabriel Bradley, with whom she forms a bond after he provides her with shelter and friendship through the storm.

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