Gypsy Love: Dream or Reality?
Piu Book, editor (anthology)
In the second half of the 17th century in Spain, a story of soul mates who suffer and fight against prejudice, social rules,& politics is a story of love & magic, tragedy & humor, dreams & reality. Valeria Lopes’ novel has mystery, romance, humor, terrifying events, spirituality, exotic Gypsies, more! It is very much like an opera, with sizzling plots that are equally swashbuckling, fantastical, action-packed, and suspenseful. Two stories, actually three, are interwoven. Lost loves, feudal disputes, and lost dreams morph into reality. The book opens with the spirit of someone from the past haunting our protagonist and traveling between dream and reality in the Iberian (Spanish and Portuguese) tradition of Don Quixote. It is a story of hidden identities and forbidden love between Romany Gypsies and non-Gypsies, and the realization that we are all connected by love — and hate. It's no secret that love trumps hate. It's no secret that acceptance and forgiveness is the way to live a beautiful life. And it’s no secret that a dream may be reality. Or that reality may be a dream. Which is which? Gypsy Love: Dream or Reality shows the way.