The Snow Gypsy by Lindsay Ashford

The Snow Gypsy

From the bestselling author of The Woman on the Orient Express comes a haunting novel of two women—one determined to uncover the past and the other determined to escape it.At the close of World War II, London is in ruins and Rose Daniel isn’t at peace. Eight years ago, her brother disappeared while fighting alongside Gypsy partisans in Spain. From his letters, Rose has just two clues to his whereabouts—his descriptions of the spectacular so...

Details The Snow Gypsy

TitleThe Snow Gypsy
Release DateFeb 1st, 2019
PublisherBrilliance Audio
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, War, Cultural, Spain, World War II, Business, Amazon, Literature, 20th Century

Reviews The Snow Gypsy

  • Cindy
    I had the privilege of making The Snow Gypsy by Lindsay Jayne Ashford my first read for 2019, and way to start with a bang! Excellent book!! This story follows English veterinarian Rose Daniel on her journey through France and Spain on a quest to finally solve the mystery of her brother's disappearance. The last letter she received from him in 1938 spoke of the need to escape from the little mountain village in southern Spain, and then not anothe...
  • The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
    Not too many months ago I watched as an excellent First Read book become a punching bag for a distressing number of folks. This unfortunate event, which is still continuing but with less and less shrill invective, centers not on the book itself, its plot, characters, writing style, or other legitimate elements of storytelling but on three sentences in the Author’s Notes at the end wherein she wrote that the apparent unchallenged and acceptable ...
  • Paula Golden
    Very good readI read this in one day. A bit long in descriptions of the country side, but with several unexpected turns, just could put it down.
  • Cindy Woods
    Heart-wrenching!This is an amazing story of a young English woman on a journey to find her brother in post-WAR Spain. All she has to go on is the last letter she received from him eight years previous. He had been a Republican partisan fighting fascism in the mountains and small villages of Andalusia where he wrote of falling in love with a local girl who was pregnant with their child.Rose is determined to find out where her brother Nathan is, de...
  • Candace Martinez
    This book has good bones. I liked where the story was heading. I was drawn to the characters, they were deep and layered. I was pulled into the drama of gypsy life. The time period was unique (aftermath of ww2). All the ingredients for an unputdownable saga. And then it didnt quite deliver. It cut off suddenly and just...ended. I needed more. There were loose ends galore. What significance in the overall story was the man who gave Rose earrings? ...
  • Mycah
    I gave it a go. Really, I read the first 100 pages. A third of the book. It's just not great. I got it as a Kindle first read. I thought the synopsis sounded intriguing. I'm so glad I didn't pay for this book. The author spends the bulk of her writing giving ornate detail to everything- the region, churches, animals, clothing. However, she never builds on her characters. Rose falls flat for me. I kept waiting for her to become this modern, indepe...
  • Meredith Malburne-Wade
    This was not my typical fare--it was offered as an Amazon First Read and I wanted to try something different. I read it very quickly and found it an interesting blend of history and fiction. I do wish it actually had been a bit more focused on the history and a bit less on the romance: it sometimes seemed to want to veer a bit towards a romance novel in its descriptions of love scenes, and the ultimate failed love affair felt a bit too far-fetche...
  • Cheri
    Holds SurprisesI appreciated the insights into human nature throughout the various situations described in the story. The characters are quite unique. The problems they face made it easy for me to fear for them and eager to learn what would happen next. Be sure to read how the Author was inspired to write this novel.I almost gave this novel five stars. However, there were a couple chapters that I just skimmed through . These chapters mainly repea...
  • Meg
    Felt very Young Adult to me...I got this book for free through Amazon & read it because I saw that it had good reviews. I instantly liked the story & lived that it's setting was in Spain, a place dear to my heart, having lived there in the past. However, I felt the story dragged on too long & ended up feeling too Young Adult genre for me. While the story wasn't bad per se, it just wasn't my style of book.
  • Melanie
    Enjoyable blend of fact and fictionWasn’t sure what I was expecting but this exceeded it. Caught up right away in Rose’s story it just kept getting better. Well written. Excellently paced. Perfect dramatic tension at exactly the right times. Highly enjoyed, would definitely recommend.
  • Di
    The Snow GypsyI could hardly put this book down, so entranced was I by the lyrical descriptions of the Spanish countryside and the story of the immensely likable and sympathetic female characters. This is a thoroughly enjoyable read. I’ll be looking for more books by this writer.
  • Cindy Jones
    Spellbinding!I haven’t read a book from the beginning to the ending in well over twenty years. The name of this book grabbed my attention and I downloaded it to my iPad. I finished the book in two days. The Snow Gypsy had me smiling and crying. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
  • Jackie Cain
    I shouldn't have selected this from Amazon First but I didn't realise she'd written another book I really didn't like. Ms Ashford is just not to my taste. It feels overly simplistic and unrealistic - to me.
  • Carolyn
    This was a Kindle first reads for Jan. so it was a freebie. Sometimes those are hit or miss, but this was a hit! Beautiful writing, characters you could fall in love with, and gorgeous descriptions of the Spanish countryside post WWII. Fine Historical fiction.
  • Robbin
    Wonderful read and fascinating/heartbreaking historical information.This story weaves together many facets of suppressed history from a woman's perspective. A glimpse into the dark past that also shows the power of humans to overcome and thrive in spite of their history.
  • Amy Smith
    Disturbing/enlighteningEducated me on the other horror in Europe before during and after World War 2. Knowledge of the past helps us to understand the present and hopefully prevent future catastrophes.
  • Dianne R. Bowker
    Sad can be goodA had read for a dark winter day. History is nothing if not personal.. Be prepared to cry and yet feel a warm sense of c!osure.
  • wayne c blawat
    Remember Those We LostWonderful characters in search of loved ones lost. We often hear of millions lost but how often do we hear of those left behind?
  • Cristina Arama
    Great book, inspired by someone who actually existed. Fictional story entwined with historical events. It had me hooked from the very beginning.
  • Saralou Durham
    I knew little of the Spanish areas where the Cicl War went on after WWII and found this book intriguing, but sad in many ways,
  • Megan Millard
    It was definitely formulaic but it was still an enchanting read.
  • Glenda Clemens
    Superb!I was captivated by the title then by the story. I love historical fiction that tells the deeper truths of events. This was one of the best I’ve ever read.