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The Cadence of Gypsies by Barbara Casey
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Nov 05, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: books-i-own, first-reads, arc-s-i-ve-won
Recommended for: YA & Adults
Read from November 13 to 22, 2010 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Carolina was taken from her gypsy mother at a young age and sent to American where she was adopted. At eighteen her adoptive parents give her a box. Inside this box Carolina discovers the truth about her birth, that she was adopted, and with help from her boyfriend, they begin research in finding out who Carolina really is. With the odd items in the box, she finds an old paper w/ script that matches an ancient manuscript that scholars have gone mad trying to decipher.

After graduating college, Carolina takes a job at a girl’s academy for orphaned children. There she in put in charge of three gifted girls that are more of detriment than a blessing to the school. When the girls play a prank that goes to far, Carolina offers to take the girls with her on a trip to Italy. There Carolina will begin her search for her birth family. To her pleasant surprise the girls are able to pull their gifts together in assisting their mentor.

Lyuba has never gotten over the fact that her small child was taken from her and sent off to America to be adopted. Day after day she lives alone as a widowed gypsy and collects herbs to make remedies that she sells to the public. Being very talented, she also has other gifts. In the band of gypsies she travels with, she also teaches the children these special gifts. But there is one child who uses the knowledge he has been taught to harm those around him.

This book is full of twist that keeps you turning pages. I thought it clever how everyone played an important role in each others lives. A fun and enjoyable read!
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