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Launching a series of adventure-flavored historical romances, Alexander (Seduction of a Proper Gentleman) describes Victorian-era amateur archeology as a cutthroat business. Gabriella Montini, mourning her slain brother, is determined to continue his quest for a priceless ancient seal that could help locate the lost city of Ambropia. When Gabriella breaks into the home of a man she suspects of hiding the seal, his brother, handsome adventurer Nathaniel Harrington, catches her and insists on joining her mission. Episodes of skulking and confrontation ensue through the ballrooms, mansions and bedrooms of London. Gabriella is a likable heroine with a few secrets of her own, and Nathaniel proves easy to love. A pleasant subplot describes Gabriella's reunion with her late mother's family. Two additional seals and Nathaniel's two brothers will presumably require two sequels. (May)
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was more fun than real life. She is the author of thirty-one novels, and her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Victoria lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her long-suffering husband and two dogs, in a house under endless renovation and never-ending chaos.
It kept your interest and kept you entertained. I love this author. She has so many twists and turns in her stories.Published 18 months ago by Kathleen L. Prebil
I enjoyed story line and the characters in this book and thought they were a product of a wonderful imagination. This is why I held on and read until the end. Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I read through 158 and that's it. It is just not interesting enough to finish. I usually like the author but not this time.Published on May 18, 2010 by De-lite
I love Ms. Alexander so this book wasn't a disappointment. It was a bit predictable at times but very amusing and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this book. Read morePublished on October 10, 2009 by Mdouglas
Nathanial Harrington has been an adventurer since he and his brothers were children playing at being smugglers and pirates. Read morePublished on September 16, 2009 by Melissa
I loved this story not just because it was a lot of fun, but because it had just enough naughtiness to keep you glued to the pages. Read morePublished on August 26, 2009 by Marion M. Simonis
This author has always surprised and disappointed me with her books. Her stories are usually long and drawn out with alot of detail and not a lot of romance. Read morePublished on July 17, 2009 by Read-N-Travel
There's little to mark 'The Virgin's Secret' out from any of the other books of this genre out there. Read morePublished on July 7, 2009 by Helen Hancox
At a glance, Gabriella Montini seems to have everything: she's well educated, well traveled, multi-lingual, financially independent and beautiful. Read morePublished on June 23, 2009 by Richabel