Gabriella

Gabriella

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by Brenda Hiatt
     
 

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He lost a wager . . . but won a treasure.

Due to a lost wager, the Duke of Ravenham is obliged to bring a pretty little nobody from the country into fashion among the high-sticklers of London Society. Ravenham would never refuse a debt of honor, no matter how unorthodox, so he overlooks Miss Gordon's vulgar relations to do what is necessary, escorting the…  See more details below

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He lost a wager . . . but won a treasure.

Due to a lost wager, the Duke of Ravenham is obliged to bring a pretty little nobody from the country into fashion among the high-sticklers of London Society. Ravenham would never refuse a debt of honor, no matter how unorthodox, so he overlooks Miss Gordon's vulgar relations to do what is necessary, escorting the unsophisticated chit to balls, etc. But what he expects to be an irksome duty turns out to be something quite different as he falls under the spell of his protege's innocent charm. When he lost that wager, he definitely never counted on losing his heart as well!

First impressions can be deceiving.

Miss Gabriella Gordon only came to London at her mother's and sister's insistence, for she'd much rather assist in running her father's veterinary practice than attempt to fit into fashionable society. No sooner has she arrived in London than the exalted (and exceedingly handsome) Duke of Ravenham comes to call. The reason is less than flattering, however: due to a lost wager, the Duke is forced to bring Gabriella into fashion, a "favor" she would certainly refuse if her family would let her. But the more time she spends in the dashing Duke's company, the more conflicted she feels� particularly when she discovers they have more in common than she ever dared dream.

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Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times
"With all the elan and grace of a reigning Regency beauty, talented new author Brenda Hiatt makes a wonderful debut in this most demanding of the romance subgenres."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014444453
Publisher:
Brenda Hiatt
Publication date:
05/18/2012
Series:
Hiatt Regency Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
79,089
File size:
453 KB

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Meet the Author

Brenda Hiatt is the author of six traditional Regency romances, one time travel romance and eight historical romances, most set in Regency England. She continues to write in these and other genres, to include contemporary women's fiction and young adult romance. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to include scuba diving (she has over 60 dives to her credit), Taekwondo (where she achieved her black belt in 2010), hiking, traveling, and pursuing new experiences and skills. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and Novelists, Inc, an international organization of multipublished novelists, where she served as President in 2006. For the past dozen years, Brenda has also collected data on writers' earnings, which she shares at her website, . You can find Brenda on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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Gabriella 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Lulu_Burroughs More than 1 year ago
A sweet Regency with a dashing duke, an initially unwilling debutante, and the requisite amount of good, mean-spirited, evil, and bumbling secondary characters to make for a well-told tale.
Stake-O-Death More than 1 year ago
I cannot get enough of Brenda Hiatt's delicious Regency romances. True classics in every sense of the word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely Regency romp! My first Brenda Hiatt novel, but I will swiftly remedy that. As a life-long fan of Jane Austen and of Georgette Heyer (a more than worthy Austen successor), I heartily recommend this author thus far. Her characters are engaging and believable; nicely rendered plots too. This book flowed well and time spent reading was enjoyable and not at all laborious compared to some Austen/Heyer/Regency wannabes. The character-driven plots and dialogues made the story for me and I look forward to more of the same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a fantastic read! Once I started I couldn't seem to put it down and I was annoyed when my breaks at work ended and I had to stop reading. My onlycomplaint is that it took both characters WAY too long to realize their first views of the other weren't true, even after it was said right to their face. Gabriella said that he wasnt just a pretty face a bunch of times before he decided to actuallybelieve her. Besides that I found this book incredibly enjoyable ans will look for more by this author.
lovestoread3 More than 1 year ago
Delightful Regency romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Once I started it, I had a hard time putting it down! I recommend it to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story line that keeps the reader involved and waiting to see how the srory unfolds. Lovely story , great characters and interplay between the characters. A must read
pigletPB More than 1 year ago
This was an easy read. Handsome hero,charming girl and horrible family make for a delightful read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic book ! I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end, did not want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful srory and I now have another author to add to my long list. Enjoy it so much. Ms. D from Bronx,NY
HannahNJ More than 1 year ago
Brenda Hiatt writes a very satisfying story in this wonderful Regency romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book, good plot, + characters!
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Good story line and enjoyable to read
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*An excellent read..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I was attached to all the characters and couldnt stop reading it. Great Story
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Very sweet romance! Will be checking out her other books!
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