Gabriel's Fate Book Summary and Study Guide

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Lovespell, Nov 2001, 5.99, 358 pp.
ISBN: 0505524295

    In the nineteenth century out west, Sophie Madrigal makes a living by telling fortunes, but her real motive is to bring Ivo Hardwick to frontier justice administered by herself for the murder of her son. Pinkerton undercover agent Gabriel Caine also seeks Ivo, but being a quasi-member of the law he must bring the killer in alive.
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    When Sophie and Gabriel meet on a train, the attraction overwhelms everything else. However, they have nothing in common but the need to find Ivo links the twosome. Still, Sophie's Aunt Juniper decides that it is in the cards for Gabriel and her niece to share a lifetime of love. Using every trick she knows as a spiritualist, Juniper plays matchmaker between two stubborn individuals who fate has deemed belong together.

    GABRIEL'S FATE is a refreshing western romance because of the inclusion of the occult in the thrilling story line. The plot is action packed, and the strong cast makes this is a fascinating reading experience. The lead couple disagrees on everything, making them an engaging duet, but it is the support ensemble of eccentrics that allow Gabriel and Sophie to shine as they amusingly enable fate to take its ”natural course” of action. Emma Craig provides the audience with an appealing amusing novel worth reading by sub-genre fans.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Seduction/coercion/force    -   Yes Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   matchmake by aunt/uncle Who seduces whom?    -   mutual seduction Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Love potion/spell    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   police/lawman

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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