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The Escort [Kindle Edition]

Gina Robinson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

True love runs deep.

Young, beautiful Italian mail-order bride Angelina Alessandro is married by proxy to an older man she’s never met—her only chance to escape the poverty of Italy for the hope of a new life in America. But to join him in the wilderness of Idaho in 1899 she’s not allowed to travel alone. Now she’s torn between duty and desire as she fights her growing attraction to her handsome and enigmatic escort.

Mine owner and explosives expert Tonio Domani prefers to travel alone. In his line of work he can’t afford distractions. Against his better judgment he’s coerced into playing chaperone to a beautiful and tempting bride. The dangers he faces daily in his mine are real and the increasingly volatile powder keg of North Idaho’s mining country makes his return there even more dangerous. But what scares him most is the rising passion he feels for Angelina and the danger of losing his heart to her.

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About the Author

Gina Robinson lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children. She loves humor, romance, suspense, and spies. Not necessarily in that order. She writes contemporary romance, humorous thrillers, his-torical romance and women's fiction. Most days she writes while wearing slippers, flip-flops, or tennis shoes, depending on the season. But she loves a great, sexy heel and has a closet full for special occasions. She belongs to Romance Writers of America and In-ternational Thriller Writers. To find out more about Gina, visit her website at

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  • File Size: 552 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BUV24DE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,636 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't disappoint April 18, 2013
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If you like a little romance with your history, look no further than Gina Robinson's historical novels. This one in particular is one of my favorites. Her attention to detail, and well-drawn characters, make this story stand out from some of the other humdrum romances out there. Tonio is a hot Italian man. Angel is a passionate Italian woman. Together they make the early mining community in Northern Idaho a little bit spicier.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! April 1, 2013
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I am a sucker for anything Italian and The Escort by Gina Robinson did not disappoint. I love stories where the heroine and hero are thrown/forced together. Tonio and Angelina journey from New York to Idaho where Tonio will turn Angeline (a woman of tradition and honor) over to her husband (a pre-arranged marriage). Although Angelina is very attracted to Tonio, she fights her feelings for him, not wanting to dishonor the husband she has never met, or her family. Yet, this is a romance, passions escalate and you can guess the rest! Although this story is a wonderful romance, there is plenty of adventure and intrigue along the way. If you've read any of Gina Robinson's other historicals you already know that her attention to detail is fabulous. I highly recommend this book!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent American Historical Read October 14, 2013
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"The Escort" by Gina Robinson was a fantastic story of American history that was extremely well written and well thought-out. I found it to be a very sweet romance, especially if you love hot, hunky Italians that take your breath away.

Angel, (Angelina D'Alessandro) our heroine, is on her way from Italy to meet a 'proxy' husband she has never met. She is then escorted by the very handsome, Tonio, from New York to Idaho, a little mining town where her husband is located. Tonio always seems to be coming to the aid of Angel on their trip and things become quite spicy between them during this very long train ride.

There was a lot of really great research done by the author, and great detail was given to bring this wonderful romance story to us. I found it very refreshing. There is also plenty of adventure and intrigue along the way that definitely kept my interest.

I look forward to reading more by this very talented author.

**A copy of this book was given to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
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Somewhere in my pile of TBR and half-formulated reviews, this has languished. And when I was comparing to be read titles to what I have in my kindle – BINGO. Up it pops. Apologies to Gina Robertson and the good folks at both NetGalley and Aspendawn Books for my tardy response.

I am in love with historical romance: more so if there is a chance for me to learn something, or see a new portrayal of a time, or situation yet untouched upon. Gina Robertson brings us an Italian family saga, from mail-order bride to travels through New York, Chicago and on to the mining area in Idaho. With all of the expected difficulties inherent for a new immigrant unfamiliar with language and the country, a woman needing to travel with an escort, meeting a man she has committed to marry without knowing and the labor difficulties that were frequent in the day. So I was ready for a plot rich in emotion and empathy.

Angelina leaves her home and the poverty in Italy to travel to her new husband in Idaho. It was the custom of the time for women to not travel unescorted, so her brother-in-law is her chosen escort. Unfortunately, he is being denied entry into the US for a health condition, and Angelina is left without chaperone or real sense of how to get to Idaho without him. Fortunately, Tonio, a mine owner who lives not far from her intended is in the city to handle some personal business, and he agrees to act as chaperone and see her safely to her new life.

What we have here was an opportunity to play on the reader’s emotions and take the attraction between the two further: but both are honourable people and refuse to act on the building attraction, despite the almost palpable grip.
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3.0 out of 5 stars nothing special January 9, 2014
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just got it to occupy time, but would pick up additional books by this author. Fair story line to follow
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable read January 5, 2014
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I love the writing style of Gina. It's not too simple, yet not too complex. I found myself lost in the trek to Idaho with Tonio and Angelina. It had just enough excitement and action to keep me entertained. Had some heated intimate moments, but I wouldn't complain if there were a few more. ;) Over all I loved this book, and now want to read the other two Gina has written that have similar covers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read November 23, 2013
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Fun romance covering travel from Italy, through New York, Chicago and the arrival at silver mines in Idaho. I liked the heroine Angelina who works hard to learn English and to understand Americans. She experiences fear, uneasiness and determination to be married. Recommend for anyone who enjoys a good romance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Escort November 22, 2013
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Oh how I love this story. A young innocent woman who thinks she can take on life all by herself soon finds out she wants/needs the help and attention of her escort.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-written and interesting historical romance
Glad that I overlooked the suggestive title and gave this book a try. I really enjoyed the history of Italian immigrants, silver mining, and life around the turn of the century.
Published 2 months ago by jbetht
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
This was a great romance with a bit of real history thrown in. It kept you interested from start to finish.
Published 6 months ago by Nancy Garletts
3.0 out of 5 stars nice read
Good story easy read Characters were interesting and intriguing a romantic story and history of challenges immigrants met when coming to America
Published 13 months ago by BL
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed the adventure.
This story combined an innocent Italian mail-order bride who had to grow up real fast, especially because she was falling in love with a handsome miner who is not the husband she... Read more
Published 13 months ago by crochet4luv
4.0 out of 5 stars The Escort
I love reading books that have historical information and references in them. Really lets you get a good "look" into the past but at the same times does not get boring. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
I like it, but wasn't wow, good story line. Seems you always know how it's going to end, but enjoyable.
Published 14 months ago by Shelby's Mamock
5.0 out of 5 stars Mining Love
The Escort was a great read.

Angelina Alessandro was a mail order bride from Italy who came to America with the intention of joining her much older husband. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Katie M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Fairly good but seems unfinished
The good: original story, interesting details and history used. I liked the characters, and loved how the author built the story around the history of the idaho mining as well as... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Feehan5
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More About the Author

Gina Robinson is the award-winning author of both the Reckless and Rushed contemporary new adult romance series and the Agent Ex series of humorous romantic suspense novels.

She was born in Baltimore, Maryland but grew up in the Pacific Northwest and considers herself a native of Washington State. Since her debut novel was published, her books have delighted readers and received positive reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Romantic Times Book Reviews.

As a voracious reader herself and fan of all types of romantic stories, she writes romance and women's fiction across a wide variety of subgenres--new adult, contemporary, historical, and romantic suspense. Her love stories are infused with a happy blend of romance, adventure, a bit of mystery, and humor. Readers are drawn to the light touch she gives even serious topics and the fast, fun, easy-to-read pace of her books. From college campus to Seattle to Las Vegas to England, her settings become almost characters of their own, driving the story.

She believes in the power of true love and passion, and that every great romance should have a happily-ever-after.

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