I thought that this was a very cute short story. It showed some of the differences in historical London society.
Lucy-Ann grew up in the country. She was not your typical girl. She did not grow up with a mother to raise her and her father was too busy writing to pay much attention to her. As she grew up, she fell in love with a Gypsy. Her aunts thought that she needed to move out of the country and move into London to find a proper husband. The aunts thought that they needed to take her away from her life in the country to become a proper lady as well.
Liberty, a gypsy, worked for whoever would hire him and his family as they moved from place to place. His caravan always worked for Lucy-Ann’s father in the summertime. Liberty knew that he was not in the same class as Lucy-Ann, but that did not stop him from falling in love with her. He also tried to rescue her from her aunts when they were leaving with her for London.
Two years later, Liberty and Lucy-Ann meet again in London. He is there under an assumed name to help get money for his family. Lucy is there because it is the season for her to find a husband. At first, Liberty thought that their lives were too different for them to be together. But Lucy is going to convince him differently.
Will these two end up living a gypsy life?
This was a nice read. I thought that it showed that there is nothing anyone would not do for love. If you truly loved someone with all your heart, you would do anything to be with them.
I just wished that this was a little bit longer. I would have liked a little bit more information about how Lucy-Ann lived in London with her aunts. I would have loved to known a glimpse of how their life was after they married. But I understand why the author wrote the way she did. It definitely kept me reading to find out more.
I recommend this to those readers who like a little pick me up on true love.
Forced to become a proper young lady, Lucy-Ann Spencer rebels against the rules of high society to claim her freedom and her Gypsy lover.
Dragged off to London kicking and screaming, Lucy-Ann Spencer refuses to become a proper young lady. Despite her aunts' insistence, she spurns the suitably titled and wealthy men who court her, longing instead for the Gypsy lad and the freedom she once loved.
Liberty Wood never forgot the girl he adored years ago, but now that she has become a proper, silk-clad member of high society while he lives by his wits, he knows that they can never breach the gulf between them. Can Lucy-Ann convince him otherwise?