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The Secret Life of Lady Gabriella

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Lady Gabriella March is the perfect domestic goddess-- at least, that's what her editor at "Milady" magazine thinks In truth she's simply Ellie March, cleaner and aspiring writer, who uses the beautiful mansion she is house-sitting to inspire her. When the owner returns unexpectedly, Ellie's fledgling writing career is threatened. But even more dangerous is the man himself ...more
Paperback, 185 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Harlequin Books (first published 2007)
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This book has gone to the top of my favourites pile. It's a wonderful story and a delight to read. From Chapter One, Ellie's character - her internal musings and spoken words - are laugh-out-loud funny, and I loved her instantly. Ellie brought to mind another much loved character; Anne Shirley,from L.M. Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables.

This is one romance where you know without a shadow of a doubt that Ben and Ellie are made for each other. Alongside the warm and funny humour, this stor
Ellie March is the cleaner/house-sitter hired by Benedict Faulkner's sister to look after his house whilst he is overseas for the next 12 months. He returns unexpectedly and the usual romantic hijinks ensue.

I didn't think I'd like this story at the beginning, as the heroine looked rather annoying. Many romance authors try to make "fiery" heroines who instead turn out to be arrogant and demanding, and I thought Ellie would turn out to be like this. However as the story progresses, she turns out t
A frothy, fun, fast read. Ellie March is a widow trying to move forward with her life. She wants to seize opportunities and find excitement like she hadn’t before. She also needs to earn money. On a whim, she invents a fictional lady whose life is inspired by the beautiful mansion she is house sitting. She submits a fake column to a magazine for the well to-do and to her shock they hire her.

The owner of the home, Dr. Faulkner (or Doc) comes home to find that his sister has literally dropped a h
Peggy Parsons
The last half of the book was rewarding with humor and a satisfying ending. But the first half of the book seemed to have propelled by unnecessary conflict. The arrangement only needed to be awkward and uncomfortable. The smothered hostility between the two was unnecessary and off-putting. That said, I'd be willing try another of her books.
Emmie Dark
Really cute, really sweet, lovely book. Mostly because I loved the heroine and her beautifully understated conflict. She's not your usual tortured, grieving heroine, but there's a thread of unhappiness through her on-the-surface sparkly outlook on life. The hero I had less of an understanding of -- he was heroic, but personally I'd have liked more insight into him.

*spoiler ahead*

My only quibble was with the ending -- why a marriage proposal? Unlike some Sweets where the sex scene ends at the d
Feb 08, 2014 Jo rated it 4 of 5 stars
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A lovely, warm, sweet read.
Lovely, laugh out loud. Gem of a book!
Becky Black
Funny, sometimes moving, always involving. Easy to read with Fielding's usual light touch, clear prose and gentle humour.
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Best-selling author, Liz Fielding, has more than 15 million books in print. Nominated seven times for RWA's prestigious RITA award, she won with The Best Man & The Bridesmaid in 2001 and The Marriage Miracle in 2006. A Family of His Own won the RNA's Romance Prize, and was named Reviewers' Choice Best Harlequin Romance by Romantic Times BOOKreviews in 2005. She has also been given a Lifetime A ...more
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