Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10: 0987244310 / ISBN13: 9780987244314.England: The year was 1870. Unbeknown to May, the moment she opened the door to the forbidden room, she had broken the seal on a tightly bound web of deceit, causing it to slowly unravel. Her mind conjured up many things, but nothing could prepare her for the discovery of Natalia!NataliaLibrarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10: 0987244310 / ISBN13: 9780987244314.England: The year was 1870. Unbeknown to May, the moment she opened the door to the forbidden room, she had broken the seal on a tightly bound web of deceit, causing it to slowly unravel. Her mind conjured up many things, but nothing could prepare her for the discovery of Natalia!Natalia’s very existence is now threatened, and her only chance of survival is an old gypsy woman, but to find her she must embark on a dangerous journey through the deep woods. The people of the forest are like no other she has seen before, especially the handsome Besnik, but he, as do the others, show a great hatred at the mere mention of her name, as they believe she is responsible for a terrible curse that befell them. When Natalia discovers the true nature of this curse, a deep dark secret the old gypsy woman has kept for many years, Natalia’s world, as she has known it, is suddenly turned upside down.In the dead of night, Natalia sneaks out of the gypsy camp with the aid of a young gypsy boy, one who possesses a special gift. They embark on a dangerous journey; one they both believe is their only hope of freeing the gypsies of their current plight. As the web of deceit finally unravels, Natalia uncovers another secret, one so shocking it threatens not just her life, but also that of another....
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Set in 19th Century England Natalia had me intrigued from the very beginning. A story of mystery, traditions, myth and romance. It speaks of love, loss and betrayal, fate, destiny and forgiveness. How one person’s actions can affect someone’s life so immensely and also have a rolling affect on a whole community.Natalia will have you rooting for her throughout the story as she runs from disaster to disaster. As Natalia struggles to find a place she really belongs she never gives up hope of a normal life and love.A fast paced story with an intricate plot with many twists and turns it will have you captivated from beginning to end.I loved the bond between Natalia and her horse, Jasper, it was very touching.I struggled at the beginning with the third person omniscient narration but once I got used to it I thought this story and its setting would make for a wonderful movie.
NATALIA is a sweet story but don’t be misled by the romance tag, this story has an edge, and poor Natalia has to overcome a heap of hurdles to get to her happy ending. The romance is there, but doesn’t get going until the middle of the story, and then is really a support story until almost the very end when it comes into its own. Despite being kidnapped, abused, burned, beaten, drugged and ravished Natalia manages to retain her niceness and innocence. She is kind-hearted and sweet and maybe a little bit too trusting, she does fight for right though and has great tenacity in achieving her goal. I found myself flicking the pages as I was eager to see how it was all going to turn out. Plenty of twists and turns – and working out who was nice and who was nasty. At least one of the nasty ones took me by surprise as they were outwardly nice, and seemingly trying to do their best by Natalia – but in the end did some bad, bad things. My favourite character was Jasper the black stallion – my only criticism to the whole story is that I didn’t find out what happened to Jasper after the stableman took him off to save his life – did he get saved – or not? I cried anyway – just to be on the safe side! Fortunately for the state of my sanity there is definitely a happy ever after for Natalia – which she really deserved after everything she went through. If you like adventure stories with just a light touch of romance then I recommend this story. I would happily read more of Jenni Boyd’s booksWith thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.
Loved this book from start to finish. It captured me from the first and I couldn't put it down till I finished it. The story is about a young girl who discovers the real story of what her life should have been like and the intrigue she goes through with gypsy's, vengeance and intrigue. I really liked the authors style of writing and look forward to reading more from this author.
I enjoyed this story of secrets and deception. Natalia, stolen as a baby, is reared by Mildred, a servant to a wealthy family. Natalia, now seventeen, is assaulted by the master of the house and is severely injured. Mildred, fearing for Natalia's life and her safety reveals the truth before sending her to Luludja, a gypsy woman with the power of healing. Natalia is cared for by the Romany gypsies, but once she has regained her strength she is determined to find her true family. Her journey involves many adventures along the way, but finding her family is more dangerous than she can imagine. A good and satisfying read with an outcome that left me with a smile on my face.
Great book! Enjoy the read. Hard to put down. :-) must read.
loved it..wasnt one I could put away for later..had to finish it .
Great book! Enjoy the read. Hard to put down.