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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Redeeming Gabriel by Elizabeth White

Redeeming Gabriel by Elizabeth White
Publisher: Harlequin, Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical
Genre: Historical, Inspirational
Length: Full Length
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: Best Book
Review by Gloxinia

Spying for the Union army has taken a heavy toll on Gabriel Laniere. Though his cause is noble, the constant deception required has eaten away at his soul. And never can Gabriel risk getting close to anyone—not even God. Yet Camilla Beaumont, daughter of the Confederacy, just might be the exception. Courageously, unbeknownst to family and friends, Camilla works for the Underground Railroad. This dangerous secret rivals Gabriel's own. Perhaps Camilla could understand the sacrifices he has made in the name of duty. And the unlikely partnership they forge could be the key Gabriel seeks to a soul-shaking truth larger than any conflict—love.

Gabriel is a Union Spy and Camilla is a daughter of a Confederate. This book gripped me from the very beginning. It was as though I was there viewing all the events and walking through the story.

I found it hard to put this book down at all, I was completely enthralled. The characters held me and I felt like I knew them all when I finished the book. The obviously in-depth research into spies, war events, and slavery issue all helped me better understand things that happened during the Civil War. I watched the Civil War through the eyes of Gabriel and Camilla. War and love and families divided because of the side they were on.

When the story ended, I wanted it keep going on. I still want to know more about these characters! A very well written book.