It took me FOREVER to read The Snow Gypsy by Lindsay Jayne Ashford. It was another of those free Prime Read books. I only had it on my Kindle, but I’d pick it up here or there whenever I had a chance.
We follow Rose Daniel on her journey to learn what happened to her brother, Nathan, after the end of World War II. He was fighting alongside the Gypsies in Spain, and never heard from again.
Rose travels to a Gypsy festival in Spain in the hopes of finding some answers. Along the way, she meets Lola who lost her family around the same time Rose lost Nathan. Lola is a very talented flamenco dancer, interested in joining the movie scene in Madrid. They quickly become friends.
After the festival, Rose continues her travels with Lola and the other gypsies, back to the rural villages where Nathan was last seen and known.
Along the way, both Rose and Lola learn secrets and have their lives turned upside down. Will they overcome the obstacles?
It took me so long to read The Snow Gypsy and I read it so long ago. Did it leave a lasting impression? No. Was I lost at the effectiveness of the overall story? You betcha. Am I still super interested in gypsy culture? Absolutely.
However, would I recommend this book to others? Ehh. Probably not. It wasn’t a terrible book, but I don’t feel that you have to read it. Do with that what you will. It was a free book, so who am I to complain?
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