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Gabriella Audiobook

Gabriella: Hiatt Regency Classics, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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 protégé'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.

©1992 Brenda Hiatt Barber (P)2016 Brenda Hiatt Barber

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 08-29-16
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 08-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Country Daughter of Veterinarian Meets Royal Duke"

    Sweet tale of the youngest daughter of a veterinarian who who worked along side her father in the country, caring for all sorts of animals . . . her father, now passed away, Brie is subject to her mother's meddling and is forced to go visit her married sister in London for her "coming out" . . . her sister, Angela, embarrassed by her younger sister's lack of style and manners, attempts to dress Brie and educate her for London society . . . and much to Angela's chagrin, Brie is quickly welcomed and embraced by the "upper crust" of London . . . a light, entertaining story . . . clean and uplifting . . . excellent conclusion . . .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GrannyGoose 07-17-16
    GrannyGoose 07-17-16
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    "Surprisingly good"

    I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. It was well written and the characters well defined. It rather reminded me of a Georgette Heyer
    Novel. I enjoyed both the good, the bad, and the in between personalities. The narration was better than most. The male voices were believable and consistent. There was variety to distinguish who was whom with great action and personality. This story checked all my boxes for a good read.

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    Amazon Customer 05-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nice clean regency"

    While not a Christian novel, this was a clean regency romance. Very enjoyable book!
    Thank you!

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    Meljan 04-01-17
    Meljan 04-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A WONDERFUL LOVE STORY .....A MUST READ......."

    This book was very interesting. Gabrielle went to London to stay with her sister in hopes of having a coming out Ball. The purpose of which was to find a husband. There were plenty of twists and turns. Is it possible for her to find a Duke? I received a free copy of this book because I signed up to be an ARC. This is my honest review and I am giving it voluntarily.

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    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 02-10-17
    Susynne hartland, VT, United States 02-10-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent!"

    The ONLY problem with this book is that it ended! I totally enjoyed it. Bethany Barber did agoo

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    Inishowen Cailin 01-26-17
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    "An adorable story"
    If you could sum up Gabriella in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, traditional, regency


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked Gabriella. She was just a normal girl who happened to be clever and compassionate and not afraid to speak her mind when fired up. She seemed very realistic and likeable.


    What aspect of Bethany Barber’s performance would you have changed?

    When I first pressed play and heard the narration my initial feeling was that I wasn't going to enjoy it. It was over performed in a very slow and affected way.
    I found it much easier to listen to when I increased the speed of the narration. I was able to lose myself completely in the story and I enjoyed every minute of it.


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    Elke 09-13-16
    Elke 09-13-16
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    "Perfect"

    This has been a perfect love story....with out too much drama.
    I cant wait for the next story

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    notlad 08-23-16
    notlad 08-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Very good!"

    Although not quite the excellence of the best of Heyer, it is still a very good book. And, although the reader struggled at times to put the right voice with the right character, she was nonetheless able to pull it off with a modicum of believability.

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    "Disappointed by narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I really wish I had returned this book. The storyline drew me back for subsequent tries but I simply could not listen to this reader


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Different reader - The storyline appealed


    What didn’t you like about Bethany Barber’s performance?

    Pronunciation and forced accent .


    Was Gabriella worth the listening time?

    Unfortunately I tried several times but could not progress beyond chapter two. Such a shame.


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