Gabriel's Angel

Gabriel's Angel

by Nora Roberts

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101569702
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 2,922
File size: 823 KB

About 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 500 million copies of her books in print.

Hometown:

Keedysville, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Gabriel's Angel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 115 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.
caroldh4 8 months ago
Gabriel’s Angel is by Nora Roberts. Nora has been a favorite author of mine for years although I haven’t read one of her books in a long time. This is one of her older books so I wasn’t sure if I would love it as much as I do her newer work. But I shouldn’t have worried. No matter when she wrote it, it still has the Nora Robert’s magic. I do want to clarify one thing, though. With the title and the cover, I thought this was a holiday book. But it definitely isn’t. The story begins with an April snow storm and continues on for a few months after that. Gabriel (Gabe) Bradley is a successful, well known artist. But he has suffered loss in his life recently and has escaped to a cabin in the mountains for solitude and healing. To see if he can paint again. It’s not unusual in the mountains for a spring storm to turn up. And this one was promising to be a doozey. Gabe is on his way home from a supply run to town when he saw her, her car out of control. Thankfully, she somehow controlled her skid but she still crashed. The storm was only intensifying. There was nothing else to do but to take her back to his cabin to wait things out. It wasn’t until she stepped out of the car that he realized that she was very pregnant. Laura Malone has been on the move pretty much since she discovered she was pregnant. Her husband is dead but her in-laws want the baby. She will do whatever it takes to protect her unborn child, even if it means being on the run for the rest of her life. She definitely wasn’t prepared for this storm, though. Little did she know that crashing into that guard rail would be the single best thing that ever happened to her. Because it led her to Gabe. There are several feet of snow that has accumulated and they aren’t going anywhere. Little by little, Gabe learns of the circumstances that led Laura to him. Just looking at her makes his fingers itch to sketch her. So they strike a deal. She can stay tucked away in the safety of the cabin if she’ll allow him to paint her. “To some the high blanket of snow might have been a prison, something to chafe against. To Laura it was a fortress” Laura slowly begins to trust Gabe, to lower her walls just a bit. Then Gabe comes up with a plan to make things easier for her, if she’ll agree. And then, fate has another blow to deal to Laura. “She hadn’t thought she could feel anything like this again, and certainly not this longing for a man.” It’s time to head back to Gabe’s home in San Francisco. To leave their little bubble. It’s here that Gabe and Laura are forced to face real life. They hardly know each other. Gabe is still keeping the reasons for the sadness in his eyes to himself. And Laura still hasn’t let the past go. But their feelings deepen. Will it be enough to overcome all the ghosts that haunt them both? “He had held women before, known their softness, tasted their sweetness. But he had never known a softness, never experienced a sweetness, like Laura’s.” Even though I thought this was going to be a holiday book, I still loved it. What a beautiful story it was. It is a story of pain, for both Gabe and Laura, strength and the power of love. Of getting a new chance at life and at love and having the courage to grab it. I have a feeling that this is going to be one of those books that lingers in my heart and head for a long time, thinking about these two.
Neverwithoutabook on LibraryThing 11 months ago
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!
bronwyn52 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
a good story about a man and a woman falling in love during the holiday season
booklover3258 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I enjoyed this book, an easy read and a good story.
LoriTori on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Agreed that it does not really have a Christmas theme, but it was a well-written and easy read.
AnneCurrin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cover was not in keeping with the story. Story was nice, quick to read...but NOT a Christmas story as the cover suggests.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gabriel Bradley almost runs into Laura Malone on a dark and snowy night and he takes her in. Pregnant and running from her husband's family he's facinated by her. Snowed in they can't escape each other and have to learn to get along. A short, seasonal tale that's not challenging but is a cozy love story. The sort of things to while away a long winter's night.
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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.