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The Barefoot Queen

This one caught my eye; it’s not often you find novels about gypsies! At 647 pages it sounds like quite a read! This is what the Historical Novel Society had to say: “The broad scope of this novel vividly brings to life both gypsy and Spanish life in this era, as well as the combined gypsy, Spanish, and slave influences that gave birth to art of flamenco as we know it today. Falcones provides a great deal of background information which helps the reader navigate the era and history.” The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones BOOK DESCRIPTION: “Spain, 1748. Caridad is a recently freed Cuban slave wandering the streets of Seville. Her master is dead and she has nowhere to go. When, by chance, she…

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