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The Virgin's Secret (Lost City) Mass Market Paperback – April 28, 2009
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About the Author
#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.
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Gabriella, Enrico's sister, believes the seal was stolen by one of the Harrington brothers. While searching the Harrington's library, she is caught. The Harrington brothers are sons of the Earl of Wyldewood. After hearing Gabriella's tale, Countess Wyldewood insists they help Gabriella in her quest. Believing Gabriella alone in the world and in financial trouble, the countess offers her a room in their home. Nathanial "Nate", the youngest, agrees to help Gabriella. Nate and Gabriella had danced at a ball recently and their attraction to each other is demanding. So while residing in the same home they can not only keep an eye on each other, but also team up to learn the identity of the real thief and recover the seal to clear the Montini name. And perhaps, if Fate smiles upon them, Gabriella and Nate may take a leap of faith.
***** This is the first of a series about three brothers. Though they are sons of an earl, these brothers love to explore the world and discover artifacts, much like Indiana Jones. I can only hope the two other brothers' stories will be as exciting as this one is. The author created the heroine, Gabriella, to be loyal, brave, and incredibly intelligent. No wimpy lady for this exhilarating adventure. I could not help but admire the earl's entire family. Each member is totally unique in their own way. The author even goes so far as to give each their own set of quirks and personality. Victoria Alexander has outdone herself yet again! Brava! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
Nathanial Harrington and his brothers, Sterling and Quinton, have longed for adventure from the time they found their great-grandmother's journal in an old trunk when they were children and discovered that their distant relative had been a smuggler (The Perfect Wife). Since then, Sterling had become the Earl of Wyldewood while Nate and Quint went on to complete their studies and travel abroad searching for antiques and antiquities in foreign lands. The discovery of those artifacts and what they represent is Nate's motivation, while the money they would bring in from museums or collectors is Quint's drive. Despite their differences, they make a great team. Their sister's coming out brings them both back to London and, unbeknownst to them, another adventure.
After her half brother's humiliation and untimely death, Gabriella Montini makes it her mission to restore his reputation. A year before, Enrico Montini claimed to have found an ancient Akkadian seal that made reference to the location of the Virgin's Secret, the lost city of Ambropia. When he presented what he thought was the seal to the Validation and Allocation Committee of the London Antiquities Society, he was discredited when it turned out to be fake and he lost his temper in the process.Read more ›
If you enjoy this genre I would also suggest; Vexing the Viscount (Leisure Historical Romance), Sins of a Wicked Duke (Historical Romance) and Confessions of a Little Black Gown.
Sometimes the only option we have is a leap of faith...
When Gabriella Montini decided to break into the London home of the nefarious Harrington brothers to search for evidence to prove the fortune-hunters were involved in the theft of an artifact that could confirm the existence of a long lost civilization...
She didn't expect to get caught--or invited to remain in the house as a guest of their mother, the Dowager Countess of Wyldewood.
For two of the Harrington brothers were included on the list of men accused by her brother, archeologist Enrico Montini, of stealing his discovery--a priceless seal of Ambropia--and replacing it with a fake; thereby causing the loss of his good reputation with the illustrious Antiquities Society. Furthermore, the men on that list could quite possibly have been involved in Enrico's suspicious and untimely death. But when the brothers deny being involved the Countess believes her sons are innocent, yet that kindhearted and compassionate lady still wants to help Gabriella, who, aside from her trustworthy servants, is all alone in the world.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Victoria Alexander has a talent for incorporating intrigue, murder and witty repartee to create a love story that will have you laughing, crying and cringing all in the space of a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Julie-ann Ford
It kept your interest and kept you entertained. I love this author. She has so many twists and turns in her stories.Published on April 12, 2014 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 Amazon Customer
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