In Regency England, there existed a community of mystery and intrigue—The Romany Gypsies. These nomadic people, known for their colorful wagons, lively traditions, and vibrant culture, played a significant yet often misunderstood role.
Here, I hope to shed some light on their customs, challenges, and enduring spirit.
The Romany Gypsies are a nomadic community, moving from place to place in their caravans, seeking their livelihood and adventure. Their wagons, decorated with bright colors and intricate designs, captured the imagination of onlookers, and added a touch of wanderlust to the English countryside. Their nomadic lifestyle allows them to forge unique connections with different regions and people, preserving their rich cultural heritage.
The Romany have their own language, Romani, which conveys their history, values, and stories. Their vibrant music, dances, and storytelling captivated audiences and provides a glimpse into their unique way of life. Their strong sense of community, extended family ties, and unwavering loyalty are important to their identity.
Regrettably, they faced social exclusion, significant prejudice, and discrimination because of their different customs and distinct appearance. Often in literature, they are portrayed with independence and a free-spirited nature.
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Do people prove their worth by strength, or by character?
Half-Romany, half-English lord, he lives a perilous Gypsy life … until a sweet English rose saves his life, and perhaps his soul. Widowed by a cruel husband, she’s given up all hope of love. Brought together in peril, they dare to reach for a brighter future together. Luca Boldor, Romany leader, lives a nomad’s life in Regency England with his Gypsy caravan. Believing his noble father abandoned him at birth, he refuses to acknowledge his English blood, or live a settled life.
But when a vicious attack by a rival leaves him bleeding on an English lady’s doorstep, he has no choice but to accept her help. Her gentle faith stirs his heart in a way he has long denied. Lady Patience Blakwell, widowed countess, lives in near poverty. Her husband’s heir uses threats to keep her from demanding her rightful inheritance. With a few faithful servants, she exists quietly in the country, only her faith keeping her strong … until the day a bold, handsome Gypsy collapses in her hall. He’s unlike any man she’s ever known, and she’ll confront any subterfuge to keep him safe. But when a secret from Lady Patience’s past emerges, Luca must face his own past, or lose her and all hope of love.
Will this strong man humble himself to open his heart for his lady?
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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.