The Gypsy's Dream

by Sara Alexi | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 9786188289628 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingwildboarhunterwing of Rodgau, Hessen Germany on 8/7/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingwildboarhunterwing from Rodgau, Hessen Germany on Monday, August 07, 2017

Abby, a naïve yet headstrong teenager from England, storms out of her family house and boards a flight to Greece. With the promise of a bar job lined up for her by a friend at home, Abby gets hopelessly lost and ends up in the wrong village. Alone with very little money, unable to speak Greek and with no way to contact her friend at home, Abby finds she has to stand on her own two feet for the first time.

Seeking work in the village, Abby meets Stella who runs the local ouzeri, a rough and ready eatery where farmers gather to drink and take refuge from their domestic lives. Although kind-hearted, hardworking Stella does not need a naïve young English girl hanging around. And the ouzeri is far from the glamorous bar that Abby had bargained for.

But fate throws the two together, and begins a journey of upheaval and self discovery as tensions that have been brewing for years begin to surface for Stella. Unforeseen events unfold and the threat of Abby ever leaving becomes real.

As dark secrets are unveiled, will Stella ever find the strength to put her own happiness first, and will Abby ever be able to return home?

My opinion: Even if the story sometimes was not entirely believable and the characters sometimes maddeningly naive, I enjoyed reading this book. The author had a good eye for the things that are going on inside someone. It is a story of empowerment.
A proper translation would have done the book some good nonetheless, instead of stubbornly trying to write in English as a Non- native speaker. It was clearly recognisable with some really bad mistakes.

Read this book for the 1 Year= 1 Country - Challenge for GREECE.

Journal Entry 2 by wingwildboarhunterwing at Meetup Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (8/8/2017 UTC) at Meetup Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany


Looking for new readers at today's meetup at Mosebach Frankfurt. Enjoy!

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