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The Romany Princess

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When Stella McKenzie is summoned to meet her Great Aunt Bess, her grandmother's sister, on the occasion of that lady's one hundredth birthday, she keeps the appointment with a great deal of trepidation. All her life she has been told about this mysterious lady, to whom her grandmother has not spoken since the first world war. She has been told that she is mean and ...more
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published August 2013 by Margaret Brazear (first published July 28th 2013)
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Anna
Jun 19, 2014 Anna rated it liked it
The blurb made this sound like a classic dual-timeline story: a dramatic falling-out between sisters Bess and Edie in WWI resulting in years of blame and bitterness, until on Bess's 100th birthday, she finally tells the tale of what really happened, sending the story back to the sisters' early years.

The majority of the book followed this formula, and as the secrets and lies were slowly revealed, I couldn't wait to find out what the ultimate betrayal was that caused so much resentment, becoming
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Nov 05, 2013 Annette Shaw rated it it was amazing
I've not read anything quite like The Romany Princess and certainly feel fortunate I'd taken the time. Margaret Brazear's method proved endearing as she depicts in detail a centenarian's tale of lives wronged in love and slight. It's assuredly recommended.
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This book reminds me of the classic mysteries I used to read when I was younger and getting started on the genre through my mother's favorites. The writing style is impressive, far above many romance stories today.
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It took me a while to get into the style of writing but one I did I really enjoyed reading this book. We read about. family loyalty and a long and lasting love affair. An enjoyable read.
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Margaret Brazear was born in 1948 in London where she remained until she married in 1968. Ever since she can remember, she has always had a vivid imagination, making up little scenarios and stories. Her maternal grandmother was Romany and her first full length book, The Romany Princess, is loosely based on the stories that her mother used to recount.

Margaret started writing some thirty years ago,
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