This second novel by Pam Crooks was a fabulous book! I read it in about a day. The heroine-a half white, half gypsy, Liza is a stong character whose faced adversity in her life but doesn't let it get her down-she always lived as Romany before the fateful day she comes to town to sell baskets, and her adventure begins there.
The hero is a self made railroad man, Reese-a friendly workaholic who is about to pop the question to the "perfect" but cold Rebecca Ann, before he meets the "imperfect" but loving Liza. The way the story is written from Liza's "fish out of water" perspective is fun and fresh.
Lot's of gypsy/Romany lore and tidbits-whether they are historically accurate, I don't know but they make the book very interesting. The books sidebar of overcoming prejudice is well done and the secondary characters are as well. The romance scenes are slightly sensual but not over done for those who don't do racy reads. The beautiful cover art by John Ennis is icing on the cake!
I'm looking forward to more from this author-5 stars!