Release date - 5th March 2020
Book length - 500 pages
Publisher - Poolbeg
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I want to thank Paula from poolbeg.com for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
All she needed was one person to take notice - one person who could catapult her into the big time
Gabriella Alvarez dreams of being the next Coco Chanel. Born in the Bronx of Puerto Rican descent, she lives with her mother and beloved grandmother, Lita, who recognises the young girl s talent and teaches her to sew.
When Gabriella gains a coveted scholarship to the famous Parson s School of Design on Fifth Avenue, she is thrilled. There she meets the beautiful, aspiring model Isabelle Flynn and together they vow to make it to the top.
Then superstar fashion designer Oberon crosses her path and she sees her chance. If only he d notice her. If only he wasn t so out of reach ...
This is a story of a young girl s determination to achieve the American Dream. Life throws obstacles in her way, but she never gives up, intent on achieving her heart s desire.
A salve to the soul in these anxious times, GABRIELLA by Caragh Bell is the perfect book to escape in to and lose yourself for a few hours.
Gabriella comes from a loving, hard-working family, where her mother works tirelessly as a maid for a wealthy family to provide for those she loves. A talented dress designer, Gabriella is determined to succeed so she can ease the pressure for her family and do something that she completely adores. Alongside her is her friend Isabelle who is equally determined to make it as a top model and a host of wonderful and not so wonderful characters who may just provide them with their next big break. But will money and fame be all that it is cracked up to be? And will love factor into Gabriella's happiness at all?
From the very beginning, I completely fell in love with the flow and feel of this story and it held me captive to the very end. There are plenty of characters to sink your teeth into, and I adored all of the many relationships that grow and change along the way. Learning about the dedication and detail involved in the fashion world was fascinating and really added a special element to this story but it is not overly bogged down with technical details which was appreciated.
GABRIELLA is a story about friendship, ambition, and love. There are highs and lows, ebbs and flows, and everything in between in this story of learning who you are and what you want from life, love, and career, and I enjoyed every moment of GABRIELLA by Caragh Bell. I cannot wait for more from this talented, Irish author.
Caragh Bell lives in West Cork with her husband and five children. She is the best-selling author of the Follow Your Heart trilogy.
For more information:
Website - caraghbell.com
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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