Thursday, October 27, 2016

Once a Gypsy (Irish Traveller #1) by Danica Winters

Once a Gypsy
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Written by: Danica Winters
Series: The Irish Traveller Series (Book 1)
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Diversion Publishing (November 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1682303071
ISBN-13: 978-1682303078
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Thrilling and romantic, Once a Gypsy starts a brand new series from award-winning author Danica Winters.

“A haunting and fresh voice in paranormal romance. Be prepared for Danica Winters to ensnare you in her dark and seductive world.”―Cecy Robson, author of the Weird Girls series and 2016 Double-Nominated RITA® Finalist

Even for a clairvoyant, the future is never a sure thing.

Helena has always struggled to fit in with her Irish Traveller family. It’s not just her opposition to getting married or her determination to attend university; Helena also has one talent that sets her apart from the rest of her clan―the gift of the Forshaw, the ability to see the future.

Graham is the groundskeeper at a manor in Adare, Ireland. Though the estate appears idyllic, it holds dark secrets, and despite his own supernatural gifts, Graham can’t solve Adare Manor’s problems by himself. Desperate for help, Graham seeks out a last resort: Helena, whose skills are far greater than even she knows.

When he promises to teach her to control her powers, Helena resists, afraid both of the damage her abilities might do and her increasing attraction to the handsome groundskeeper. Her entire way of life is at risk: Any involvement, especially romantic, with non-Travellers like Graham is forbidden. But Helena’s future is anything but certain, and fate has other plans for her family, her powers, and her relationship with Graham.

Once a Gypsy (Irish Traveller #1)Once a Gypsy by Danica Winters

Once a Gypsy immerses the reader into the travelling culture with a dollop of clairvoyance on the side.

Helena is a powerful clairvoyant who is afraid of her powers. Her mom is a drunk. Her dad (da) is getting released from prison when her life is suddenly altered by an intentional meeting orchestrated by Graham Kelly.

Graham Kelly is a country man (gorger/not gypsy) and he needs Helena’s Da and her help at Adare Manor. There are strange occurrences at the manor as well as an attraction between Graham and Helena which cause all kinds of trouble. Namely Helena having to decide between Graham and her family.

Lots of page time is details on the culture of a traveller’s life. I give my kudos to the Winters for her obvious research and devotion to bring this lifestyle to life in the story but it was that time taken to bring those details to the forefront that lost my attachment to the story.

I received this ARC copy of Once a Gypsy from Diversion Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication November 1, 2016.


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