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Gabriel's Angel
     

Gabriel's Angel

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by Nora Roberts
 

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From New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a classic tale of romance to warm your heart this holiday season
Gabriel's Angel

Pregnant, alone and on the run to protect her unborn child, Laura Malone found herself stranded on a snowy Colorado road, at the mercy of a stranger. Fortunately, Gabriel Bradley's only intention that

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From New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a classic tale of romance to warm your heart this holiday season
Gabriel's Angel

Pregnant, alone and on the run to protect her unborn child, Laura Malone found herself stranded on a snowy Colorado road, at the mercy of a stranger. Fortunately, Gabriel Bradley's only intention that fateful night was to provide her shelter.

She was an angel with midnight blue eyes and a shock of blond hair, and Gabe might have thought she had come out of the snowy night to save him -- if he were the kind of man to believe in such things. But ever since he had lost his beloved brother, he had lost hope. Now the only solace Gabe took was in his solitude.

Together they weathered the storm, sharing their intimate secrets and soon powerful passion. By the time the roads had cleared, a promise had been made. For Gabe understood Laura needed protection if she hoped to keep custody of her child through the coming court battle.

For her sake, he was prepared to offer marriage. But his motives weren't nearly so pure. Truthfully, this beautiful, vulnerable stranger had given him an invaluable gift. Life with Laura had given Gabe a reason for being -- courage to hope, and the power to dream that he could have the future and the family he had once dreamed of . . .

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts is "a storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talent," according to Publishers Weekly. She has published over 160 novels, her work has been optioned and made into films, and has been translated into over twenty-five different languages and published all over the world.

In addition to her amazing success in the mainstream, Nora has a large and loyal category romance audience, which took her to their hearts in 1981 with her very first book, Irish Thoroughbred a Silhouette Romance novel.

The last decade has seen over a hundred of Nora's books become New York Times bestsellers -- many of them reaching #1. Nora truly is a publishing phenomenon.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
In Nora Roberts's beloved holiday classic, resissued in a special gift edition, two lonely people running from the hurts of the past find each other by chance -- and eventually decide to take a chance on love.

Portrait painter Gabe Bradley has isolated himself in a mountain cabin, trying to recover from the pain of his brother's death. He meets Laura Malone, who is eight months pregnant, when her car nearly skids into him on a snowy, deserted Colorado road. Laura, a well-known model, is on the run, trying to protect her unborn child from her wealthy in-laws, the Eagletons. It was bad enough they tried to cover up the death of her abusive, alcoholic husband, but now they hope to seize custody of the baby. By the time the storm is over, Gabe and Laura have reached a level of understanding and agree to a marriage of protection and need. Their wedding day turns into the baby's birth day, and by the time the Eagletons make their move, both Gabe and Laura are ready to take a stand for the future.

As always, Roberts's characters are tremendously appealing. The progression of their awkward marriage rings true, as does Laura's developing relationship with her new mother-in-law, and Laura and Gabe's experiences as new parents. Ginger Curwen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786283750
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Thorndike Americana Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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Gabriel's Angel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The cover lead me to believe this would be a Christmas book. I kept reading and reading and lol and behold it has nothing to do with Christmas. Half of the book is about the 'passion' between them, which I thought got old really quick. It had a good story line and I wanted to figure out how it ended but I would get it from the library instead of spending money buying it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was under the impression that this was a new release. Disappointed that I bought a book that I had already read. The sample had no text as to what the story was about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to get a sample so I could check out the book. It consisted of a list of all of her books and the copyright information, but no actual text of the book. Very disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went to read the sample to get a feel for this book. Was it an older book they are recycling or is it in a newer style. But the entire sample is a list of all her older books. NO TEXT OF THE BOOK AT ALL. So irritated won't get book at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading the story several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it. Probably would not have purchased it if I'd realized it was not a new book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It was an enjoyment to read! it was a beautiful love story one that can only be told by nora robert!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, as it is one of her pretty good ones from years ago. But this is a republished work, so I'm a bit confused as to why they would reprint it in a hardback format. Nice story, but kind of dated.
Book_lover_Val More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story line and the character development. I did feel that the resolution of the conflict was wrapped up a little too neatly at the end of the story. A little too much of a "storybook" finish - even for this genre. I am a fan of the writer - but maybe I have been reading too much of J. D. Robb's "In Death" series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Nora Roberts book yet!! I love it
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
Another good book by Nora Roberts. She is such a fabulous writer it never fails to amaze me how with each book I read of hers I always want more.  A snow storm, a woman on the run to protect her unborn child and a man trying to find his way back.  Gabriel's Angel is a book of growth, courage and the strength to over come life altering sorrow and violence. Gabriel and Laura are two people running from tragedy who don't see they need someone to help them. Both have a hard time seeing what's in front of them and when they do can't seem to ask for it all. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This is so far my favorite book by Nora Roberts. It's a wonderful book to read especially during the holiday season. It kept me interested and I loved the storyline. Wonderful book.
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I have reread Gabriel's Angel for the fifth or sixth time since it came out and I still love it.
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cb49 More than 1 year ago
Good Read, but highly predictable.
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