Look no further for your next beach read!
Another great book by a wonderful author; I am looking forward to reading the next one in the series! - David G Cox
The Gypsy's Dream is a delightful yet challenging story of self-discovery, immersing you in rural Greek life where the simple setting betrays the complex interwoven lives of the villagers who live there.
Light-hearted yet unafraid to delve into the dark, the story simultaneously follows the lives of two females, one in her youth and the other in her older years, whose unforeseen encounter impacts them both forever.
Abby, a naive 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.
Trapped in an abusive marriage to a cruel husband, Stella, from a Gypsy background, has spent her life believing she doesn't deserve the good things life has to offer. A lack of self-belief has Stella feeling gratitude for having married at all and so settles for a loveless life with her husband Stavros.
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 naive 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?
Genre: General Fiction
Used availability for Sara Alexi's The Gypsy's Dream
May 2013 : USA Paperback
January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition