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Maan Gabriel

"Maan Gabriel doesn't shy away from difficult topics in her debut novel. The bravery of her writing shows through in her characters." 

- Harlequin Ever After

City Skyline

"Gabriel's (After Perfect) sophomore novel offers great hope and a grand happy ending." 

-Library Journal

"Gabriel definitely knows how to keep the readers hooked and emotionally invested."

-Nerd Daily

"Maan Gabriel takes you on a dizzying roller coaster of emotions with Twelve Hours in Manhattan." 

- Lily Chu, author of The Stand-In and The Comeback

New Release

Twelve Hours in Manhattan

Two worlds. One heart. Twelve Hours. 

Bianca Maria Curtis is at the brink of losing it all when she meets Eric at a bar in Manhattan. Eric, as it turns out, is the famous Korean drama celebrity Park Hyun Min, and he's in town for one night to escape the pressures of fame. From walking along Fifth Avenue to eating ice cream at Serendipity to sharing tender moments on top for eh Empire State building, sparks fly as Bianca and Eric spend twelve magical hours far away from their respective lives. In the that time, they tail anti the big stuff: love, life, and happiness, and the freedom they book seek to fully exist and not merely survive. 

But real life is mote than just a few exhilarating stolen moments in time,

As the clock strikes the twelfth hour, Bianca returns back to the life she detests to face a tragedy that will test her strength and resolve - and the only thing she has to keep going is the memory of a man she loves in secret from a world away.  

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“A heartfelt debut, After Perfect depicts a woman’s healing after divorce with grace and empathy. Maan Gabriel is an author to watch in contemporary women’s fiction.”

       ―Tif Marcelo, USA Today best-selling author of In a Book Club Far Away and The Key to Happily Ever After

"A sexy and often compelling love story . . . ”  - Kirkus Review


Praise & Reviews for After Perfect

“At once relatable and unexpected, AFTER PERFECT is the story of one woman’s quest to learn to live—and love—on her own terms after heartbreak. Maan Gabriel is a refreshing new voice in women’s fiction.”   

           —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Don’t Make Me Turn This Life Around

"An impactful read"

- Books and Then Some

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"Gabriel explores how cultural expectations may not only inform decision-making but determine it. In clear prose and through vivid scenes, Maan Gabriel shows us this irony―often through relationships, we come to know ourselves.”

            ―Corie Adjmi, author of Life and Other Shortcomings

“After Perfect in a word: Perfect!

- Moms Love Reading

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About Maan Gabriel

Maan Gabriel is a mom, wife, dreamer, writer, and advocate for women’s stories in literature. She earned her BA in communications from St. Scholastica’s College in Manila and MPS in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University. She has lived in Manila, Brussels, Dakar, and Mexico City. During the day, she works in strategic communications. Gabriel, along with her husband and son, currently calls suburban Washington DC home. After Perfect is her first novel. 

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