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The Gladiator

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Rita Awards Best First Book (nominee)
He won his fame - and his freedom - in the gory pits of Rome's Colosseum. Yet the greatest challenge for once-legendary gladiator Caros Viriathos comes to him through a slave. His slave, the beautiful and mysterious Pelonia Valeria. Her secret brings danger to his household but offers Caros a love like he's never known..

Should anyone learn she is a Christian, Pelonia will be executed. Her faith threatens not only herself, but her master. Can she convince a man who found fame through unforgiving brutality to show mercy? And when she's ultimately given the choice, will Pelonia choose freedom or the love of a gladiator?

Genre: Historical Romance
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November 2009 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Gladiator (Love Inspired Historical)
Author(s): Carla Capshaw
ISBN: 0-373-82824-1 / 978-0-373-82824-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Love Inspired Historical
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June 2011 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Gladiator (Mills & Boon Historical)
Author(s): Carla Capshaw
Publisher: Mills & Boon Historical
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Gladiator
Author(s): Carla Capshaw
Publisher: Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historicals
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