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Finding Gabriel by [Demeter, Rachel L.]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 939 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Momentum (27 Aug. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00YLWA044
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #284,711 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This Historical Fiction Novel is set in Paris when Napoleon was the Emperor. It gives a very good portrayal of the events and places during the time of war and unrest.

Gabriel goes to war on a suicide mission. Instead of being killed, he rises through the ranks and finds himself back in Paris with various medals of honour. The memories of that fateful night which changed his life come flooding back. He feels guilty for what he lost that night and is unable to forget or forgive himself. He is still traumatised and his only solution to stop his own pain and sufferings is to end his own life.

Ariah is an orphan. She has been through some tough times and worse of all she is betrayed and violated by someone she trusts and considers to be her protector. This leaves her in a terrible dilemma. She has a half sister, Miriam who herself is going through some harsh treatment. Ariah sets off to free her from her present situation. Luckily, she meets Jacques, a childhood friend who is prepared to make sacrifices to help her. When Jacques goes to war, she is left with her daughter Emmaline and Miriam while waiting for his return.

Since that terrible betrayal, Ariah has learnt to trust no one and how to defend herself. She goes for a walk on a bleak and cold night when she notices a body floating on the river Seine. Being a kind and compassionate person, she sets aside her fear and apprehension to help him. It's Gabriel with intensive injuries and barely alive. She manages to drag him to her home and tend to his injuries with Miriam's help until the doctor who looks after Emmeline who herself has whooping pays her a visit.

When Gabriel regains consciousness, he finds that he is not only emotionally scarred but faced with prominent physically scars.
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Blaming himself for a brutal murder, Colonel Gabriel de Laurent returns to the battlefield to fight alongside Napoleon. For ten years, feeling he has nothing to live for, he has hoped the war will claim him. However, with the war over he finds himself in Paris and very much alive. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he stands on the banks of the Seine, swallows the barrel of his pistol and pulls the trigger.
Ariah Larochelle is a survivor. Orphaned as a child and victim to a devastating crime she trusts no one. But when she finds a seriously injured soldier in the waters of the Seine she has no hesitation in rescuing him and taking him home.
This was a totally absorbing story. Ariah is a tough and strong-willed character, one who always tries to find good out of a bad situation. She is determined Gabriel will live, despite the horrific injuries to his face. When he regains consciousness, even with the help of medication, he is in a great deal of pain. Now he not only has to deal with his inner agony, but the physical results of his attempted suicide. Ariah nurses him back to health and welcomes him into her small family, who live in a poor part of Paris. Her six year old daughter Emmaline, Oliver the adopted stray dog and Ariah’s step-sister Miriam all play their part in turning Gabriel’s life around.
Ariah and Gabriel’s characters are beautifully and sympathetically written. There is an initial battle of wills, but gradually Gabriel comes to realise through the love and support of this little family he can escape the ghosts of his past. The story at first centres around Ariah and Gabriel, switching between past and present, enabling us to see how they have both become the damaged souls they are today. They fall passionately in love and just as you are thinking ‘happy ever after’, the unthinkable happens! A wonderful story – I didn’t want it to end!
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This is another wonderful tale of fictionalized history filled with tragedy, heart ache, amazingly strong characters and unconventional romance.

Col. Gabriel de Laurent is haunted by ghosts of his past. He thought that joining the military and throwing himself into the heat of the battlefield would end his miserable existence but with the defeat of Napolian those hopes were lost. Retuning to Paris he decides to take fate into his own hands and end his life on the banks of the river Seine.

With demons from her past and worries for her sick daughter and missing husband plauging her mind, Ariah Larochelle leaves the warmth of her home and walks the Paris streets to clear her head. When she reaches the shore of the Seine she sees the form of a man, soaked to the bone and not moving. When she draws near to him she finds he is gravely injured, bleeding and still alive, but just barely. With the help of her sister she drags him back to their home in the hopes of saving his life. Can she save this handsome wounded soldier, or will all her efforts be for naught?

I truely enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more from this author! This book is suitable for adult readers only!
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Will the sequences of antiquity echo again? Ariah and Gabriel are searching for courage in the ruins of their past. Spirits of the former are upsetting their fresh passion due to Ariah’s enigmas unraveling. Gabriel has detected Ariah’s strong character in the midst of danger. She has become his confidant, and he grows stronger in her presences. Ariah has not had an easy life, however in spite of the plate she was served, she’d rescued Gabriel from the frigid river and brought him back to her dwelling place. She had been moved by empathy for his well-being as he lay injured on the river bank. Ariah herself is no stranger to adversity being left parent-less at a tender age as well as a victim of a scandalous offense. Luckily providence had lit a path for her when she met Gabriel, though she will soon find out he had something tragic planned prior to meeting her. This novel leads you through a passage of calamity and conquest until love turns all around. The plot is realistic and stirs up the senses. I love time period romance and this is a wonderful one. Suited for 18 and older due to adult content.
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